Welcome to the Home of
the Palm Coast Lions
Our Next Fundraisers
April 9th, 2016 at Matanzas High School
Please visit our Walk for the Blind Website
White Cane Days Was a Great Success
Thank you to all who volunteered and all the Publix Shoppers who supported us.
Because of you we will be able to carry on our committment to helping
the blind and the sight and hearing impaired.
Help the Lions Help the Blind!
Click here to view the April 2016 Leos Tale
Click here to view the March 2016 Leos Tale
Click here to view the February 2016 Leos Tale
Click here to view the January 2016 Leos Tale
Click here to view the December 2015 Leos Tale
Click here to view the November 2015 Leos Tale
Click here to view the October 2015 Leos Tale
Click here to view the September 2015 Leos Tale
If you would like to see more pictures
please see our Photo Website
Please click on "Our Award Winners" on the left to see
our latest Melvin Jones Fellow and Lions of the Year
and other Award Winners
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If you would like more info about donating please contact
Ken Crowley, Secretary Palm Coast Lions
Location of Used Eyeglasses Collection Containers
Tom Gibbs Chevrolet
Dr. Kostick's office
Flagler County Public Library-Palm Coast
Curves - Palm Coast
D.I.V.A.S. Club at 9 Palm Harbor Village Way
Publix at Palm Harbor Shopping Center
Tax Collector's Office Old Kings Rd., near Staples
Eye Care Express Old Kings Rd.
Eye Style Optical - Winn Dixie Shopping Center
Government Services Bldg., Rt. 100, Bunnell
Chamber of Commerce on Moody Blvd., Bunnell
Belle Terre Racket Club
Vince Carter Rehab. Center off Rt. 11, Bunnell
Plantation Oaks Clubhouse
Flagler Beach Library
Tomoka Eye Center at the Medical Bldg
Las Palmas lobby
VFW Palm Coast
Palm Coast Lions Picture Website
Click here to view a Lion PSA on Vision Screening
For any eye/vision related questions please contact:
Sight Conservation Chairs: Don or Alice Green
For assistance with hearing aids please contact:
Hearing Conservation Chair: Gwen Dean
Phone: 386- 437-5014
PALM COAST LIONS CHARITIES
Palm Coast Lions Need Your Help in order to continue
our programs that help the Blind & Visually Impaired.
Can you spare a couple of hours a week or a Saturday morning once a month to help those less fortunate?
Here are some of the activities that we need your help with:
Would you like to join our team of vision or diabetes screeners
1. Each Fall the PC Lions help the elementary school nurses perform vision and hearing screening on all the elementary school children in the county.
2. Diabetes screener - Did you know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the PC Lions perform diabetes and glaucoma screening at the Florida Hospital-Flagler. Additional screenings are performed throughout the year.
Sight Conservation Team -
Each year the Palm Coast Lions Club receives many applications for assistance with obtaining eye examinations and eye glasses from those who cannot afford these items. In addition, the sight conservation team helps those who need assistance locating providers for eye surgery.
Become a member of this very important team.
Help with our recycling programs-
1. The PC Lions recycle approximately 200 eyeglasses/ month, in addition to hearing aids.
Recycling containers can be found at the Flagler County Public Library in Palm Coast and Flagler Beach and some Publix super-markets. These eyeglasses are boxed each month and delivered to Daytona on their way to refurbishing.
2. Paper/Aluminum can recycling - Recycling containers are located at Publix on the corner of Palm Coast Parkway and Belle Terre.
3. In addition, we recycle printer cartridges and cell phones.
Serve as an advisor for one of our Leos Clubs
The Palm Coast Lions Club sponsors Leos Clubs at both the Flagler/Palm Coast and Matanzas High Schools. Leadership-Experience-Opportunity are just a few of the rewards that young
people gains from participating in Leos. Leo clubs are a place to have fun and grow while
experiencing the benefits of community service.
Artist Needed - Peace Poster Advisor
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools. This Contest encourages young people worldwide to artistically express their visions of peace. Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate. Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture.
Help organize and plan one of our biggest Fund Raisers - The Jim Miskelly Golf Tournament.
Cooks- Coffee Makers -Wait Staff Needed
Become part of the team that serves the best Pancake Breakfast in Flagler County twice a year.
If you are interested in helping with any of these activities, please contact Lion Ralph Johnan (439-3284) or Lion Stan Niedzwiecki (445-9179).
WHAT LIONS DO!
Lions raise funds and give their time freely to help the less fortunate. You may already be familiar with some of their activities in our own community, but did you know that your local LIONS have helped the following organizations?
Adopt-a-Road Church Women United
Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas High School Scholarship
GED Scholarships Glaucoma/Diabetes Testing
Recycling - Paper/Aluminum Cans, print cartridges, cell phones
Boy Scout Troops Family Life Center/Safe House
Friends of the PC Library Habitat for Humanity
LIONS SPONSORED SERVICES
Florida Braille Association Florida Conklin Center
Florida Lions Foundation Florida School for Deaf & Blind
Leader Dogs Lions Club Int’l Foundation
North Florida Lions Eye Bank Youth Exchange Scholarship Fund
Florida Lions Camp Florida Hearing Aid Bank
LIONS SERVICE ACTIVITIES HAVE RESULTED IN:
· Operation of the vast majority of eye banks throughout the world, providing over 18,000 cornea transplants in a single year.
· More than $50 million donated toward research, training and rehabilitation for the blind.
· Ongoing funding for schools for the blind.
· Hundreds of thousands of youngsters learning to make responsible decisions, combat peer pressure and resist the temptation of drugs and alcohol.
· 356,000 diabetes screenings conducted during one recent year.
· Research into new treatments for diabetic retinopathy—the leading cause of blindness in developed nations.
· Hospitals, playgrounds and schools built through Lions’ efforts in their own communities.
· Worldwide relief for flood, earthquake and tornado victims.
· Vocational training programs worldwide.
The Lions’ motto is WE SERVE.
Please click on Photo Gallery and Our Award Winners on the
upper left to see recent Club Activities and to see more pictures
go to http://palmcoastlions.shutterfly.com/
OUR TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION
The Palm Coast Lions Club is the sponsor of our Palm Coast Lions Charities, a non-profit corporation enabled as its activities arm and a separate fund-raising entity for the betterment of our community of Flagler County, Florida. The Internal Revenue Service has determined that we are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 ( a ) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 ( c ) 3. Our Registered Charities EIN is 59-3624247. We are also registered with the State of Florida. “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL– FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATEor on their website: www.800helpfla.com. . REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”
100 % of your donations (after expenses) goes to fund the Palm Coast Lions Charities. Administrative expenses for operating the club are paid for by the members of the club.
All members of the Palm Coast Lions Club are unpaid volunteers
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.