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The Garden Ridge Lions Club has in conjunction with Lions Clubs from
Canyon Lake and New Braunfels provided vision and hearing testing to
students in selected grades in the Comal and New Braunfels ISD’s. This
testing effort commences each year in early September and is completed in
early December and covers approximately 30 schools in Comal County and in
New Braunfels. This program is conducted under the auspices of the State of Texas
and provides school medical staff assistance in identifying children who have hearing difficulties.
Our club commenced participation nine years ago in the hearing testing portion of the program with four volunteers and over the years our volunteer base for hearing testing has expanded to over 30 club members and friends of our club. In fact our Club now provides 100% of the hearing testers participating in the program.
Each year additional volunteers are encouraged to join in this effort. The student testing is scheduled for either Monday or Tuesday mornings each week. In general the time required to support this effort is 3 hours per testing day and each volunteer is asked to participate 5 or 6 times during the fall testing schedule. New volunteers will attend a training session to be held at a time and date to be determined sometime in June or July. The training session will last about three hours and volunteers will be trained on how to use the audio equipment used when testing the school children. Additionally past volunteers requiring a new training certificate (certificate expires after 5 years) may attend this training session.
ACTION: I need action by both past volunteers and new volunteers.
Those volunteers who participated last year's hearing testing please advise if you are willing to volunteer for the fall 2017 hearing testing session. If I have missed anyone please let me know.
Those not currently a volunteer please consider participating in the program. It is a most rewarding effort to work with the young students in our community. We need all the volunteers we can get.
Those new volunteers interested to becoming a hearing tester are requested to contact Dick Holloway by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (210-651-7431) and advise of your interest to participate. Spouses and friends are welcome to participate so consider them in your response.
I look forward to your positive response.