About Us

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.

Read a fact sheet about Lions Clubs, see the latest edition of LQ – Lions Quarterly, read the current edition of Lion Magazine, or view the Lions Clubs International YouTube Channel.

Also, see Lions Clubs in Florida, and read our District Newsletter.

 

But What is the Ocoee Lions Club?

The Ocoee Lions Club has been in existence for over sixty 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:

    Concession Trailer at the boat races on Starke Lake (joint function with the Ocoee Women’s Club)
    Turkey Shoots Fundraisers in the Fall
    Food Baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Ocoee Christmas Parade

We have over thirty members from various professions. We provide eye examinations and glasses, hearing examinations and hearing aides, sponsor the Christmas Parade, visit children in the Hospital on Chrismtas Day, staff the Ocoee Central Florida Fair exhibit, 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