Wisconsin Lions Missions

Bill Taubman, WI Lions Mission Chair

   Every year, numerous Lions head to countries south of our boarders with used eyeglasses from our Eyeglass Recycling Center in Rosholt, donated fire trucks, ambulances and school busses gathered by Lions Clubs around the state, and medical and school supplies such as hospital beds and school desks.  These item are given freely to Lions Clubs in foreign lands that distribute them to needy schools, orphanages and cities.  While on a mission, thousands of used eyeglasses are given out to local residents who probably have never had a pair of glasses in their life.

   Materials taken come from donations accumulated throughout the state.  The used glasses are collected by Wisconsin Lions and processed through the Eyeglass Recycling Center located at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt.

   Wisconsin Missions is also teaming up with the ALERT program.  Lions are willing to travel to help people who have experienced a disaster such as the recent hurricane in Texas.  If you would like to become a volunteer, you can find a link for the sign up form below.

ALERT application

Fall Newsletter 2019

El Salvador 2019

Dear Lions Friends,


Wisconsin Lions Missions Members:

The date of our WLM eyeglass mission to El Salvador had to be changed from March until April, 2019. We had 32 people signed up and ready to go, but the new date caused conflicts for people who already had plans in April, or who were not financially able to change to the new dates. Therefore, I have space to include about ten more people on this mission.

The mission will take place in Soyapongo, a suburb of the capitol, San Salvador. The project dates are Sunday, April 7 through Sunday, April 14. We will stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel in San Salvador and be bussed back and forth to the project site. Participants need to send a $100 registration fee, book their own round-trip flight to San Salvador for the April 7-14 dates, and pay for the hotel room at the Beverly Hills. Single participants that share a room will share the cost of the room.

If you are interested in joining this mission, please call or text me at 715-546-3735, or send an email to tbrede49@hotmail.com. Make sure that I have you on the list of participants before booking your flight.

Visitors to El Salvador need a valid passport, and enter as a tourist for a $10 fee at the airport. Our contact person in El Salvador, Diego Ulloa, arranges transportation from the airport to the hotel based on the arrival times that I send to him.

Tom Bredesen

El Salvador Project Director