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Lions Re-Establish Diabetic Screening Program At First Sunday Farmer’s Market

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:22 am

Pictured (from left): Lion Jeanne Von Dohre, VP Lion Dan Strauss, Shooting Range Chairman, Lion Tom Sheehan, Range Master, Lion Secretary, LaShonna Perez, Lion Nick Jones

Clermont-Minneola Lions had one of their best Farmer’s Market days ever this past Sunday. Not only did they have a great response to the blood screening program with 20+ screenings, but they had a record interest of folks inquiring about all the things Lions do in the community.
Lion Jeanne Von Dohre, (left in photo) a transfer from the Ocala Club brought her experience and training to the Club to re-establish this vital program offered to the public free of charge. Brooms made by the blind were sold, additionally, folks dropped off unused eyeglasses the Club recycles around the world. Plus much interest was shown by the number of signups for the shooting range the Club operates as a major public fund raiser in Groveland across from Tractor Supply, Rt 50 on the Second, Third and Fourth Saturdays, 8-noon.
The Thursday, April 11 Club meeting will have an address by Nutritionist, Dawn Sobierjski on just how critical our health is impacted by what we eat. The Club has invited Lion Asim Yassin of Guyana and his parents from South America who happened to stop by our venue Sunday. The shake up in Venezuela has had a major impact on Lions in that region and his stories were very compelling so the Club is looking forward to having them as guests.
The Club meets every second Thursday, 6:30 pm in the social hall of St. Matthias Episcopal Church, downtown Clermont at 574 Montrose Street.