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 month at IHOP, 25689 U.S. Hwy S. in Clermont.  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.  The Club has several things going on for the year. From August through May, we are involved with CM Box Car Racing once a month. We support the efforts of this organization and also sponsor a car for them.

We also have several gun shoots each year. The first one is in September and once a month through April. This event is open to the public and is help across the street from Tractor Supply in Groveland Florida. We offer Turkey Shoot and Skeet Shoot.

The Club is also involved with vision screening and diabetes screening several times a year at different locations.

Come December, we are involved with Light Up Clermont and the City of Groveland with a float for both of the parades. This float is in conjunction with several of our charities in the area.

The Club is involved with collection of used glasses that are sorted, classified and shipped all over the world.  The Club has supported the South Lake Historical Society with funds and highly skilled craftsmen (special recognition for Larry Rescoe and the late Bill Jackson).  The Club also provides funds for the scholarship fund in the Community Foundation of South Lake County; financial support for Lake-Sumter Habitat for Humanity. 

Longest local continuing serving members: Jay VanderMeer, Jerry Brown, Nick Jones.  Lion, Robert E. Lee is a past District 35-0 Governor.  This past year we have lost three great Lions, Ken Sanders, Dick Harris and John Minor.  Over the years, the Club has contributed countless hours of work on such things as Braille Blocks, shipping medical equipment no longer being used in local hospitals to distressed communities in South America, raising funds for Seeing Eye dogs and the Conklin Center that specializes in caring for the most difficult vision impaired patients. 

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.



Clermont/Minneola Lions Club with sponsored Soap Box Derby Car









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