submitted by Nick Jones
CLERMONT-MINNEOLA LIONS CLUB had a very good week. Saturday morning was a work day out on their shooting range
in Groveland, across SR 50 from Tractor Supply since it was the first Saturday of the month when it is not open to
the public. Saturday afternoon, however, Club President Royal Ward welcomed and accepted a $250 donation from, USS Academy
a private weapons safety training company with 25 students, to the range. USS Academy is expected to become associated with the Club.
Meanwhile, the day was devoted to assisting the Jack Travers International Ski competition at their facility on SR 33 south of Mascotte. Top competitors were there from all over the world. This was their second annual tournament and open free to public spectators.
Three events were held, namely, skiing as the keynote event with bonus events of go-cart racing that was held in Bushnell the prior Friday, May 3rd and skeet shooting for skiers waiting their turn to ski all day Saturday.
The Lions in conjunction with Mission Inn and their skeet program conducted the skeet competition. Lions Dan Strauss, Range Master, Tom Sheehan, John Coyner, and Nick Jones were in charge of signing in and scoring shooters. The Club was most thankful for Travers’ donation of $500.
Sunday, May 5th, the Lions were on the corner of 7th and Montrose St., downtown Clermont Farmer’s Market led by Lion Jeanne Von Dohre in conducting blood sugar screening for their Diabetes
Awareness Program. All proceeds of the Club receipts go to their various charities. The Club thanks the community for all the eyeglasses being donated that get recycled all over the world. Drop off boxes can be found at the Publix Markets, Walmart optical center or can be given to any Lion.
The Club meets on the second Thursdays of the month at St. Matthias Episcopal Church hall on Montrose St., 6:30 pm.
Contact Lion President Royal Ward (407) 575-2498 for information.