After Friday night’s excellent Charter, Saturday was a day for ‘Service’.
The Lions Club Beograd hosted the first ‘Diabetic Screening’ to be held in Serbia. The event was supported by members of each Lions Club and each Leo Club in Serbia, guests at the Charter and some Leo’s who travelled from Croatia.
It was a very well organised and very impressive event, held in the largest public park in Belgrade.
The screening was located by one of the park’s restaurants (who kindly loaned chairs and tables) and was fortunate in that the weather was excellent, with many people using the park.
Leos provided an advance party, approaching people, issuing leaflets and advising them what was taking place.
The screening started with a weight and height check, personal details were taken, waists were measured then it was into the inner sanctum.
The medical team were all Lions as well as professionals. Using the measurements, body mass index was calculated and advice given.
A ‘finger prick’ followed to give a blood sugar reading. Finally, blood pressure and heart rate were measured and advice, including seek further medical attention, was given.
The LC Beograd had been granted a two hour ‘licence’ for the screening. In that two hour period some 200 individuals were screened with all the Leo’s and Lions taking part.
It was an absolute pleasure to see the Lions and Leos of Serbia working as ‘one team’ with support from their friends from neighbouring countries.
The event was what they planned for, generated the response it deserved and was an excellent advertisement for what Lions can do, Service at its best.