Ocoee Lions Club
About the Ocoee Lions Club
We Are Part of the International Association of Lions Clubs
The International Association of Lions Clubs was created in 1917 from a dream of Chicagoan Melvin Jones for “business leaders to give something back to their community." In 1925 the Lions Clubs became “knights of the blind in the crusade against blindness” and assist those people who are blind or visually impaired. The Lions Club has grown to over 46,000 clubs in 193 countries worldwide. Additionally, the Lions Club has been helping many people of all walks of life in meeting the demands of today’s world by providing food, shelter assistance, eye examinations and glasses, hearing examinations and hearing aides, public awareness and education on visual and hearing impairment, fixing up parks, and many other things.
But What is the Ocoee Lions Club?
The Ocoee Lions Club has been in existence for over seventy years and holds its meetings in the old train station on Taylor Street. The Ocoee Lions have been visible at many local functions, such as:
- Turkey Shoots Fundraisers in the Fall
- Ocoee Christmas Parade
- Asylum Haunted House
- Health Fairs
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Shred to Protect
We have over twenty members from various professions. We provide eye examinations and glasses, hearing examinations and hearing aides, sponsor the Christmas Parade, visit the sick at the Hospital on Christmas Day, etc.
Some of the organizations the Ocoee Lions Club have and continue to support are:
- West Orange Girls Club
- The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research
- Lions District 35-O Hearing Bank
- Lions Clubs International Foundation
- Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind
- Florida Lions Foundation for the Multi-Handicapped/Blind
- Leader Dogs for the Blind
- Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
- Boy Scout Troop 198
- Carter Family Blind Bowlers
- Lighthouse Central Florida
- City of Ocoee National Night Out
- S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange