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  • Ocoee Lions Club Golf Tournament is May 4th

    Posted on April 11th, 2013 Ocoee Lions Club No comments

    Forest Lake Golf Course Fgallery1-8The Ocoee Lions Club 9th Annual Golf Tournament at Forest Lake Golf Course is scheduled for Saturday May 4th. Come and play in the tournament individually or bring a team. We are also accepting hole sponsors and multiple hole sponsors. Entry deadline is April 30th 2013. Remember, your contributions are tax deductible under 501(c)(3) guidelines. Profits raised will go to eyeglasses and hearing aides for Ocoee residents and to the other local and international charities the Club supports.
    Fees are:
    $70 Entry fee per person
    includes greens fee, cart,and lunch
    $250 Entry fee per foursome
    $150 Hole Sponsor
    Beverages will be available on the course
    Lunch and Prize Giveaway afterwards.
    For contacts, the registration form and for more information, click and print the Golf Tournament Flyer.

  • Watch–Because I’m a Lions Club Member and a Real Good Rhymer

    Posted on November 15th, 2011 Ocoee Lions Club No comments

    Courtesy of Lions Clubs International.

  • How to Help

    Posted on November 14th, 2011 Ocoee Lions Club No comments

    Do you feel like filling a need? Want to make an impact in Ocoee? Want to help the Ocoee Lions Club but not sure how? Here are 5 ways to help the Club:

    1. Come to one of our fundraising events, such as our turkey shoots, golf tournament, etc.

    2. Donate your used eyeglasses at a Lions collection box, such as the one at the Ocoee Walmart Vision Center. They will go to those who need them. You may also donate hearing aids to us. And if you would like to place a collection box at your church, restaurant, dry cleaner, school, store, or other business, let us know.

    3. Buy gumballs from one of our Lions gumball machines in spots throughout Ocoee.

    4. Make a monetary donation. The Ocoee Lions Club has an Ocoee Lions Foundation which is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible. And your donation will go to our projects and the organizations the we support. Make a check payable to The Ocoee Lions Foundation, and mail it to The Ocoee Lions Club, P.O. Box 538, Ocoee, FL 34761. Here is a Printable Donation Form

    5. Join us. Ocoee Lions members are performing work to improve our community. We’re meeting to plan a local project. We’re building. We’re having fun. To be invited as a prospective member, just contact one of us.

  • Blind Driver Navigates Daytona Speedway

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 Ocoee Lions Club No comments

    For the first time, a blind individual drove a street vehicle in public without the assistance of a sighted person. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Blind Driver Challenge demonstration was peformed before spectators leading up to the Rolex 24 race at Daytona Speedway. Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive of the NFB, successfully drove a Ford Escape around the road course section of the Speedway, avoiding obstacles. The Ford was equipped with laser range-finding sensors that conveyed information to a computer inside the vehicle, allowing it to create and constantly update a three-dimensional map of the road environment. The computer sent directions to vibrating gloves on the driver’s hands, indicating which way to steer, and to a vibrating strip on which he was seated, indicating when to speed up, slow down, or stop.

    Dwight Sayer, who is blind and a member of the Ocoee Lions Club, said, “I took a test drive in the simulator in Baltimore two weeks before the debut of the Blind Driver challenge at Daytona. The interface for non-visual access to the vehicle is easy to learn and I did make the road course transit with 100% completion without any incidents or collisions. The tactile gloves and seat pads did give enough information for the drive and was really cool. This is only the beginning of what is to come in the future with the NFB on the forefront of developing technology that will truely make Blind People as independent as humanly possible.”

    The Ocoee Lions Club has also been involved with sight-related activities, helping local residents with eye exams, eyeglasses and surgeries, and supporting organizations such as The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Southeastern Guide Dogs and Lighthouse Central Florida.