Amazon bestselling author Ronda Del Boccio and her #GoldenRetriever #GuideDog Leader Dog Jemma will provide information and wags for anyone with questions about Lions Club vision programs at the Lions Club of Kimberling City Chili Supper Fundraiser Tues., March 21 from 4:30-7 at the Senior Center. #LionsClub #WeServe #LeaderDogJemma #LeaderDog
March is Save Your Vision Month. Lions Clubs around the world are well known for providing assistance to those needing eyeglasses, eye surgeries, recycling of used glasses, Leader Dogs, and much more, for over 75 years.
In order to support vision programs in the community, each year, the Lions Club of Kimberling City, Missouri, hosts a Chili Supper Fundraiser. Club members prepare and donate scrumptious vats of homemade chili and a host of decadent desserts.
All proceeds go straight back into the community. The club supports numerous charities, such as food banks, a scholarship, recycling, hearing and vision programs.
Photo Caption: The Lion Mascot beside Ronda Del Boccio and Leader Dog Jemma, who are on the Lions Club of Kimberling City float at the 2015 Kimberling City Christmas Parade.
Regarding assistance for the blind and visually impaired alone, each month, this one Lions Club collects and delivers over 100 pairs of glasses for redistribution, provides new eyeglasses to needy community members, and supports various national and global services, including Saving Sight, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Mid-South Vision Center (Columbia, Missouri facility). The club sponsored blind author and speaker Ronda Del Boccio to get her guide dog, Leader Dog Jemma, in 2015. Continue reading "Save Your Vision Month: Best Selling Blind Author Ronda Del Boccio, Leader Dog Jemma Appearing at Lions Club Chili Supper Fundraser"
I taught Leader Dog Jemma to take a bow so she can wow the audience when I speak. Here’s her first public appearance along with a photo of the famous bow. #LeaderDogJemma #LionsClub #LeaderDog
Since I'm an author and speaker, I make public appearances with my gorgeous and talented Leader Dog Jemma. She's a scene stealer for sure, and I wanted to have her do something special to wow the crowd.
So I taught her to give her paw (shake hands) and to bow. Here she is showing off for the camera at our local Lions Club fundraiser. Continue reading "Leader Dog Jemma Takes a Bow And They All Say Awwww"
Leader Dog Jemma and I, author Ronda Del Boccio, had a chance to be part of the Lions Club Gift of Sight float in our local Christmas parade. Have a look! #LeaderDogJemma #LionsClub
Leader Dog Jemma and I rode the Lions Club float at the Kimberling City Christmas Parade. The parade theme was "All I Want for Christmas Is..." Our Lions CLub's answer was "The Gift of Sight."
Here we are on the float with our mascot Lion alongside us.
Our float showcased some of Lions' vision-related programs, including eyeglasses and Leader Dogs for the Blind.
It was fun being on the float. Jemma, of course, was the star! Her golden coat gleamed and her smile beamed. We had perfect weather. I heard cameras snapping all along the parade route.
Here is a Facebook post about our adventure:
Continue reading "Author Ronda Del Boccio and Leader Dog Jemma Featured in Christmas Parade"