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Through our annual fundraisers we are able to support many loca, state, national, and international iniatives in the areas of Youth, Community, Vision & Diabetes, and Environment.  Your support of our fundraisers makes the following possible:

Local Youth

Yankeetown School Student School Supplies - through a local initiative called Stuff The Bus!

An annual contributor to Kidz Eatz, a weekend pack pack program that provides weekend meals to area students.

Now in its 15th year, IYLC Annual Citizenship Awards to Students nominated by teachers at Yankeetown School.  Each Award recipient receives a Citizenship Award, Medallion, and a $25 cash award.

Annual contributor to the Yankeetown School Teacher Appreciation Day with a cash doantion to the school for teachers to use for classroom needs.

Annual Christmas Family Giving

 

Girl Scout Troop meets monthly at our clubhouse and we make a donation to the Girl Scouts for supplies.

United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp Manatee Division meets monthly at our clubhouse.  Sea Cadets is a program for youth 11 - 17 who want to know what it’s like to be in the Navy.  Sea Cadets use clubhouse for training and ceremonies.  They also do sea training with USCG Station Yankeetown.

IYLC annually sponsors a Little League Team.

 

Vision and Diabetic Health

Diabetes is the signature  cause of Lions around the world.  Trained and certified members perform Diabetes Screening and Diabetic Retinopathy Screening at area events free of charge.  Monthly screenings are available at South Levy Marketplace.

IYLC contributes annually to the Lions International Foundation that partners with other organizations to fight hunger, promote youth, improve childhood cancer survival rates, among other causes internationally.  

In Florida IYLC contributes to Florida Lions Youth Exchange Scholarship Program, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Conklin Center - a training center for visually handicapped individuals, Project Right to Sight - This project combines the group efforts of the Lions Clubs and Eye Care Professionals to provide reconditioned, recycled eye glasses, at NO COST, to homeless and uninsured people living in our Central Florida Community, and the Florida Diabetic Retinopathy Foundation who serve Floridians dealing with diabetic retinopathy.

The Inglis Yankeetown Lions offer vision care assistance to residents of Inlgis and Yankeetown who meet the guidelines which includes income and residence status.  If you need assistance contact the vision chairperson at 352-505-7936 and leave a message to see if you qualify for assistance.  The calls are returned once a week, generally on the weekend.


                   RECYCLE FOR SIGHT 

The Inglis-Yankeetown Lions have several "Recycle for Sight" collection stations throughout the community. Used prescription glasses, sunglasses and eye glass cases are collected. A group of Lions in the Ocoee,Fl  area sort, grade and pack the glasses collected in the local zone. These glasses are sent to international locations and give those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to have their vision corrected through lense technology the gift of sight.  Recyle your used glasses!

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LIONS DISTRICT 36-O YOUTH EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year the Lions of District 35-O give a $1000.00 scholarship to one or more outstanding high school seniors in the district. The student receiving a scholarship is expected to apply it to college expenses whether it is for books, lab fees, computers or other directly related expenses.

The deadline for submitting the scholarship  application is Feb. 2020.  

The application must include a statement of 150 words or less telling why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship and how it will benefit future educational and career, a statement listing extra curricular activities, three personal references and must be signed by your school guidance counselor.  Download an application here.  To request an application by mail,  send your name and address to 

Lions Scholarship

c/o  Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club

P.O. Box  314, Inglis, Fl 34449

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