Lions Club welcomes The Sight Seer Radio Reading

INDUCTED— (L-R); Sponsor Lion Stan Hone, Lion Ruth Van Prooyen, Lion Pres. Jan Strauss and seated: Lion Ken Van Prooyen

INDUCTED— (L-R); Sponsor Lion Stan Hone, Lion Ruth Van Prooyen, Lion Pres. Jan Strauss and seated: Lion Ken Van Prooyen

At the final, formal meeting of the Rockford Lions Club, the founders and managers of The Sight Seer Radio Reading Service were welcomed as new members.

New Lions Ken and Ruth Van Prooyen founded this 24/7 FREE radio reading service twenty six years ago to meet the educational and informational needs of those unable to read for themselves due to vision impairment or physical disablity.  Reading a wide variety of printed material ranging from the newspapers to novels to magazine articles, this service of 130 volunteers pride themselves on bringing the printed word to life for their impaired neighbors-twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

A FREE service, The Sight Seer started as a local broadcaster but now through the magic of the Internet is heard worldwide.  Recognizing the VanProoyen’s contribution to the blind and visually impaired, the Lion Clubs of our immediate West Michigan Area have designated this service as one of their District 11C1 Projects – and the Van Prooyens, in turn, gratefully accepted the Rockford club’s invitation to membership.

Information on The Sight Seer’s FREE service is available by calling 616-235-0020 or by calling up their Web Site www.thesightseer.org. Echoing the Lions motto “WE SERVE”, The Sight Seer serves those shut off from the printed word.  If this is you-or someone you know,  contact The Sight Seer and “read” again.

About Squire News
The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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