WELCOME TO CLERMONT-MINNEOLA LIONS CLUB
We are a Club that knows how to have fun in helping our community, our state and the entire world.
We cover all of South Lake County. The Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month at IHOP, 2589 S. Hwy 27 (2 miles south of SR 50). The meeting starts at 6PM. The Club makes a special effort to invite guests. Each first meeting of the month, we discuss the general business of the Club. The remaining meeting, we invite guest speakers from the community.
Clermont-Minneola Lions Club was founded April 12, 1949 with 31 members and has had a significant impact on the community ever since.
Gun shoots have become the most popular fund raising events the past several years. Gun shoots are conducted the second, third and fourth Saturdays from 8:00 am - noon at our range located in Groveland directly across from Tractor Supply on SR 50. The range operates three Saturdays mornings 8-noon each month. Handguns only the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Turkey shoot (target and skeet) shotguns only on the 3rd Saturday morning. Cost for using pistol range is $15.00 - bring your own ammo. Cost for Turkey shoot is $3.00 per round - closest to center wins a sharing the pot. Club furnishes shells (4-10, 12, 16 ga.) Cost for skeet is $5.00 for 10 clays using your own shells. Club has shells available at $1.00 each.
The Club is also involved with vision diabetes screening several times a year at different locations.
The Club is involved with collection of used glasses that are sorted, classified and shipped all over the world.
Longest continuing serving members are: Nick Jones and Lion, Robert E. Lee, past District 35-0 Governor.
The needs in our community are growing very fast. Be a volunteer with a bunch of roaring Lions that know how to get things done and know how to have a great time doing it.
Club President, Lion Charlie Neville (front) along with new member, Sefton Stobbs, President elect, Dan Strauss, Secretary L.D. Campbell kick off the Club's newest fund raiser, brooms for sale made by the blind. Two size brooms will be offered. A heavy duty broom will sell for $15.00 and a lighter house broom for $13.00. Lion Neville pointed out that commercial kitchens in the state of Florida are required to have straw brooms for floor sweeping as synthetics do not adequately pick up typical kitchen bacteria. For health conscious homeowners as well as other businesses should find this feature worth a few extra dollars. 100% of funds raised toward the Lions various vision charities. The Club meets regularly at IHOP, South US 27 on the second and fourth Thursdays. For more information on the Club, contact President Charlie Neville, (352) 536-6833 or check our web site CLERMONT-MINNEOLA LIONS CLUB. The Club's feature fund raiser is the Saturday gun shoots held on their gun range just across from Tractor Supply on SR 50 in Groveland. The range is open to the public on the second, third and fourth Saturdays, 8am - noon. Third Saturdays are for shotguns, second, and fourth for handguns. The range is shared with a private security company on alternate Sundays. The Club collects and distributes used eyeglasses. Drop offs can be found at the supermarkets. Community service, along with good company makes being a Lion a most rewarding time - come and check us out.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.