The Chester Lioness Club will meet for dinner on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
The Chester Lioness Club will meet for dinner on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the Lamplighter Restaurant, 190 West Main Street, Chester, NJ 07930. This evening, Don MacGowan, Volunteer Program Coordinator of “Pennies for Puppies/Dollars for Dogs”, for the Seeing Eye, Inc.,P.O.Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963 will present a comprehensive review of the purpose and history of The Seeing Eye, Inc, as well as how the Seeing Eye Dogs are trained .
Don MacGowan, a Denville resident, has had a 42 year career in information technology in the insurance industry. He is a lifetime amateur musician and is a lover of all kinds of animals; dogs in particular. Volunteering for the Seeing Eye,Inc. gives Don his “dog fix” while helping the organization do important work for the blind.
The Seeing Eye assists people who are blind to pursue their dreams with the help of Seeing Eye dogs. Since 1929 more than 15,000 teams have been created. The Seeing Eye breeds Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds, and Lab/golden crosses. Each year approximately two hundred and eighty Seeing Eye puppies are placed with volunteer puppy raiser families. Once the puppies return to the Seeing Eye from their puppy raising families, it takes four months of formal training to become Seeing Eye dogs. Only dogs trained at the Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ can be called Seeing Eye dogs. Learn about the dog’s training from puppies to full fledged Seeing Eye dogs and the role you can play in their lives. The Seeing Eye is a philanthropy and is supported exclusively by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.
Community members are invited to join the Lionesses at this dinner meeting by reservation only. Phone Holly Simmenroth at 908-879-5932 for a reservation.
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