ABOUT LODGE NO. 83
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Past Grand Masters
From Ponca Lodge 83
In 1986, Ponca lodge #83 joined in to assist Vizavance, previously known as Oklahoma Prevent Blindness, in performing vision screening on grade school students in the seven Ponca City grade schools as weft as McCord school, 1st Lutheran school, Kildare, Peckham and later the Ponca City Christian Academy.
On the days of the screening there are 3 to 4 lodge members present to assist the professional screener in setting up the screening area, testing the students and cleaning up afterwards.
In the past five years there has been an average of over 2300 students screened per year, with those in need of further testing referred to their persona/vision specialist.
During the 2017-2018 school year there has been 2626 students screened with 204 referred. Ponca Lodge #83 will continue to assist with this program as long as it is in existence.