Blackhawk Pioneers

Who are the Blackhawk Pioneers?

Blackhawk Pioneers are visually handicapped people living in the Beloit and Janesville areas. This activity is sponsored by the Janesville, Beloit Noon, and Beloit Evening Lions Clubs.

Monthly social meetings are held from September through June for visually-impaired persons living in the Rock County area. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held at various locations in Janesville and Beloit.

Members of the Janesville Lions Club help transport the Blackhawk Pioneers members to and from their activities.

2023-24 Meeting Schedule

All meetings begin at 6:30PM, unless otherwise noted.

  • Monday, Sept. 18: Pizza at Peoples Church, Beloit.
  • Monday, Oct. 16: Dinner at Cracker Barrel, Janesville
  • Monday, Nov. 20
  • Monday, Dec. 18
  • Monday, Jan. 15
  • Monday, Feb. 19
  • Monday, March 18
  • Monday, April 15
  • Monday, May 20
  • Monday, June 17

 Responsibilities of the Lions drivers

  1. To drive on the assigned night, or locate a replacement.
  2. Call passengers at least one day prior to the event to introduce yourself and inform them when they can expect you to pick them up.
  3. Assist passengers from their home to your automobile, and from your automobile to the meeting place. Introduce your passengers to each other. At the end of the evening, ensure your passengers get into their house.
  4. Assist passengers with removal and putting on of outer clothing. Be observant of what they are wearing and where it was hung to avoid mistakes.

 A few tips

  1. A blind person prefers to hold your arm, and has better control of themselves when they do.
  2. Let them set the pace.
  3. Be alert to changes in the walking surface, and keep them informed of what is ahead.

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