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Chester Lions Club News

From:  Phil Savell, Publicity Chairman, Chester Lions Club

Post Office Box 126 , Chester , New Jersey 07930

908 879 6543

Date:  April 21, 2010


Members of the Chester Lions Club attended the Annual Lions Day at the UMDNJ-Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 90 Bergen Street , Newark , NJ .  Accolades were graciously accepted by the Chester Club for donating $20,000 towards the purchase of a machine that will aid in glaucoma surgery.

The extraordinary presentation by Dr. Marco A. Zarbin, who discussed the strides in research that have been made in age related macular degeneration, a devastating eye condition that affects a large percentage of the senior population, was informative and fascinating.

In addition to the presentation on macular degeneration, Dr. David Chu, Associate Professor of the Cornea and External Ocular Disease Division discussed the progress that has been made in the area of Scleritis, a disease of the external portion of the eye.  He indicated that the whole body must be treated to make inroads into combating the disease.

Along with the profoundly interesting presentation of how important the research is and what strides are being made, it was brought out that funding is sourly needed for the University to continue its mission.  In addition, space is needed to continue the clinical research as growth in the facility will promote growth in its output.

The extraordinary accomplishments the Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science has made is a direct result of its exemplary staff that not only perform research but also trains residents in eye care.

It was an impressive presentation that gave the Chester Lions Club impetus to continue supporting the Institute.

The Chester Lions Club has, throughout its 40 year history, supported local, national and international efforts to better the human condition.  Helping the local

Economy, especially during these challenging times, has become an important part of the Lions endeavor to provide a leg up to our business community.  In an effort to provide support for our local retailers, the Chester Lions Club is calling for every resident to SHOP LOCALLY.  Support your local retailers so they can support the community.  It’s a Win-Win; a successful business community makes for a thriving community.  We have a treasure trove of stores, from Clothing to Antiques, from Plants to Fine Art.  Check your shopping list and frequent your hometown merchants.  Everyone profits!

Look for the signs in every store “Buy Locally, Support Your Community Retailer So They Can Support the Community”.

For further information regarding the goals of the Chester Lions Club please contact Phil Savell at 908 879 6543 or visit our website at

(Caption of Photo:  James Hynes of the Lions Eye Research Foundation, Dr. Marco Zarbin of UMDNJ and Lion Frank Magnolia PDG admire the Ophthalmologic equipment donated in part by the Chester Lions Club)