Meetings

The Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club, donates heavily to The International Foundation, which supports Lions' projects around the world. In Florida, District and State projects include the following:

*The District's Lions Clubs donate more than $350,000 annually to Sight First to aid the blind and visually impaired.

*We support the Florida Lions Eye Bank; one of the three Lions funded and Lions operated eye banks in Florida. eye research is conducted, eye diseases are studied, and eye tissue is gathered and furnished for corneal transplants.

*The Florida Lions Camp for the Blind in Lake Wales handles nearly 300 blind or visually impaired children each summer. At the camp they learn to swim and dive, to jump on trampolines, and to ride horseback, instead of only dreaming of these experiences.

*The lions support The Southeastern Guide Dog program in Bradenton, which provides trained Guide Dogs to many blind persons at no cost. Housing is also provided free to the recipients while they learn to work with their Guide Dogs.

*The Conklin Center is a total lifestyle education facility for multi-handicapped persons. It is located in Daytona Beach and is operated by a professional and experienced staff.

*The following fundraisers were done so that our motto "We Service", may make a difference!
-We collect used eyeglasses at 14 different places.
-Raised money for 400 under privileged local elementary school students of $50 in back to school supplies from Four Wal-Mart Shopping Centers at the beginning of the school year. Our club alone raised $6,000.  
-We also supports the Lions Camp in Lake Wales, Fl.
-We Raise funds to provide partial college scholarships to local handicapped students in the name of our deceased Past President Michael Young (The Michael Young Scholarship Fund). -We sponsored the NMB Police Dept. chief's Special Recognition Award. 
-Collected pennies for Lions Projects Inc.
-The Golf Tournament was held at the Miami Shores Country Club and the proceeds went to the Back to School Shopping Spree for disadvantaged children ages 6 to 12. 
-Large Coloring Books were sold to obtain funds for The American Cancer Society and for the Back to School Shopping Spree.
-We held various Raffles, BBQ's, Parties, Walk-a-thons, Stuffed Animal sales and etc. to raise funds.
-We attended the Special Broward Olympics & assisted handicapped youngsters, where we won a special Local Organization of the Year Award.
-Our Club participates in all District 35-A charities and events.
-Collected soda tabs and ink cartridges for recycling and Pennies for Diabetics awareness.

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