2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 7, 2018 - Introduced by Senators LeMahieu, Marklein, Ringhand,
Risser and L. Taylor, cosponsored by Representatives Tittl, Ballweg,
Berceau, Fields, Jacque, Milroy, Mursau, Nerison, Petryk, Rohrkaste,
Sinicki, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Thiesfeldt, Tusler and Zepnick.
Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR99,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming April 2018 as Wisconsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling Month
2in Wisconsin.
SJR99,1,43 Whereas, the Wisconsin Lions began collecting used eyeglasses in the 1950s;
SJR99,1,65 Whereas, in 1990, a grant was obtained to create the Wisconsin Eyeglass
6Recycling Center at the Lions Camp, near Rosholt, Wisconsin; and
SJR99,1,87 Whereas, the Wisconsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center is one of only 18 in the
8world and one of 12 in the United States; and
SJR99,1,119 Whereas, the Lions, Lioness, and Leos Clubs in Wisconsin collect and process
10over 800,000 pairs of glasses a year with more than 450,000 pairs sent to 49 different
11developing countries; and
SJR99,1,1312 Whereas, globally, one in four children cannot see well enough to learn to read
13without glasses; and
SJR99,1,1514 Whereas, by the age of 40, 90 percent of adults experience a decrease in the
15ability to read, thus needing glasses; and
1Whereas, Wisconsin Lions Missions strive to make a difference in the lives of
2people in need throughout the world; now, therefore, be it
SJR99,2,5 3Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature
4hereby proclaims April 2018 as Wisconsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling Month in
SJR99,2,66 (End)