These days Jeremiah "Doc" Myers is
in town for about ten days at a time. He's an international director for Lion's Club International. There are 32 international directors representing 205
nations around the world. Myers travels to Lion sponsored hospitals and clinics,
of which there are over 600. Many of them provide services for free.
The Lions club has taken on another
role, helping to disperse aid for disaster relief. Here in Kodiak, the Samoan
community chose to use the Lions club to get locally raised funds to Samoa and American Samoa. In
addition to delivering the money, the Lions added more funds for disaster
relief in the two countries.
-- (Lions Leader 1 :30 "We are taking ...
still help out.")
to assisting the Samoan tsunami victims and other populations affected by
disater, the Lion's club is poised to play a role in helping with the swine flu
-- (Lions Leader 2 :40 "What they've
been ... part of it)
he's in amazement about the experiences he's had as an international director,
including meeting and working with Colin Powell.
-- (Lions Leader 3 :42 "But he is ...
without a home.")
Myers says he's motivated by
watching what someone like Powell can achieve on behalf of others.
-- (Lions Leader 4 :23 "I've
got to ... to chew on.")
When he's not travelling on
behalf of Lions International, Myers
is an optometrist in Kodiak. He owns the Vision Clinic.