Lions present G.O.O.D. program

Ron Derry

Ron Derry

TROY — The Troy Lions Club recently sponsored the “G.O.O.D.” program at VanCleve School in Troy.

The program features Ron Derry, a former teacher from Etna, who suddenly went totally blind as an adult. His motivational talk to all the sixth graders in the Troy school system, centers on his challenges and perseverance.

According to Derry, “When the going gets tough, the tough choose to go on.”

The GOOD program is an acronym for “Going On Or Defeated.” Derry encourages all students to meet the standards of good attendance, good listening skills, good work habits and good citizenship, which equals a good student. The 45-minute program, which utilizes audience participation, is sponsored annually by the Troy Lions Club.

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Pleasant Hill, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs.

For more information see the Lions website at or call (937) 335-7345.

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