Austin Founder Lions Club

Lions and Learning Ally

  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The High Road, 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX 78704


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • make your meal selection (if any) at the next step
  • make your meal selection (if any) at the next step

Lions and Learning Ally
August 17, 2017

Lion Susan Nilsson-Weiskott
introduced by Lion Ann Ward

Learning Ally supplies a wide array of audiobooks to those who are blind, visually impaired or dyslexic. Volunteers, often professionals in their fields, record and help produce a library, currently numbering more than 80,000 books, including textbooks and literature for students in K-12, college and graduate school. A non-profit started in 1948 to record books for blind veterans of World War II so they could return to school and to work, Learning Ally is the only organization providing books that are navigable for those with visual or reading impairments. Once it was learned that the resources helpful to the blind were also beneficial to those with dyslexia, the organization revised its name to Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic and is now called Learning Ally to represent the range of those served.

Lago Vista Lions Club Member Susan Nilsson-Weiskott is a retired licensed psychologist and certified executive coach. After receiving her B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, Susan earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. Practicing in Ohio for more than 30 years, she provided therapy, worked as a consultant and speaker, and coached executives and leaders.

After moving to Lago Vista with her husband, Lion Jerry Nilsson-Weiskott, Susan became a volunteer for Learning Ally, where she helps to record textbooks. Through her Lions Club, she is active in KidSight, fundraising and program direction.

Given Helen Keller’s charge to Lions to be “Knights of the blind,” there is a natural connection between Lions and Learning Ally. Come learn about this amazing Austin resource .


Featured Lunch Meal $12:
Grilled Chicken Breast
Brown Rice
Grilled Asparagus


Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Caesar Salad

Meals provided by Café Express.   
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

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