Dan Strauss and Olivia Gurrero

Clermont-Minneola Lions Club News

Sixteen-year old Olivia Gurrero, a local Soccer Team player selected to an elite Orlando all-star team, was welcomed by Lion Club President Dan Strauss and presented a check to help with travel expenses.

The Club speaker was Cathy Smith of the South Lake Community Foundation.  Ms. Smith reviewed the Club’s scholarship account that showed the initial $2,500 deposit had grown to over $24,000 whereby the interest now is sufficient to support the scholarship program as well as a couple other vision programs supported by the Club.

President Dan discussed the status of the shooting range.  Big thanks to Bill Sigenthaler of South Lake Quick Print for getting the large road sign on SR 50 updated. The range, across from Tractor Supply on SR 50 in Groveland, is open to the public on the second, third and fourth Saturdays 8 am to noon.

Lion Sigenthaler spoke to the club on a truly distressful family in great need.  At the end of the meeting, members collected donations for the family that Lion Bill matched.

Look for Lions at the First Sunday Farmer’s Market downtown Clermont. Lions will have information on their projects and look for volunteers in joining the largest international civic organization in the world. The Club sells straw brooms made by the blind.  Straw brooms are mandatory in commercial kitchens in the State.  They are superior to synthetic fiber in picking up pathogens and especially oils on garage floors.

With the needs to serve as great as they have ever been in recent memory, now is the time to make your life a little more worthwhile.  Earthquakes in Mexico, devastation in the Caribbean and much of Florida, Texas and even in our own community has created so many calls for help. Please look for the used eye glasses collection stations at local food markets – please do not throw your glasses away.

Call Lion Dan for information at (717) 278-7437