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Florence Lions are pleased to announce its joining the list of corporate co-spondors

of GoPantry. a local non-profit organization which uses donated funds and volunteer time to

provide eligible school-age children with food outside of the school environment, ie. weekends

and spring/summer vacation. GoPantry volunteers prepare Go Boxes and Go Bags for

these kids whose families are having financial difficulties.

At this expecially hard time due to the current pandemic, Florence Lions elected to provide

$5000 as its initial participation.

For more info about GoPantry, visit their website at:



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Please donate your old glasses to help others! Lions Clubs recycle these glasses trough qualified agencies

throughout the world to help adults and children who have no resources. These glasses are distributed totally free of charge to the individuals who need them.

Drop Off boxes are located as follows:

1. Florence Lions Clubhouse - end of LaCresta Lane, Florence (the street by White Castle on Hwy 42)

2. Insight Eyecare - 8850 US Hwy 42 - Florence

3. Walmart Supercenter - 7625 Doering Drive - Florence

4. Walmart Supercenter- 20 Ferguson Blvd - Dry Ridge

5. Visionworks - 7727 Mall Road - Florence








On June 2016 the newly elelcted club officers for the Florence Lions Club were sworn in at an installation dinner at the Florence Lions Clubhouse.

Kentucky Lions District Governor Jeff Lorenzen (Erlanger Lions member) swore the new officers in after thanking outgoing officers for their work.

Our thanks to outgoing president Lion Tony Colley for an excellent year and our congratulations to new president Mike Serra along with our best wishes for success in the coming year.

Immediate Past Lion President Colley thanked the membership for their many efforts during his tenure and made a presentation of Lion of the Year to Florence Lion member and past District Governor Lion Dave "Mac" McClure.

Lion "Mac" will also serve this year as thhe Club's Eyesight Chairman.

Other club officers are:

1st Vice-Preesident - Lion DOug Braun

2nd Vice-President - Lion Craig Winterman

Secretary - Lion CHuck Carlson

Treasurer (Lions Club) - Lion Dave McClure

Treasurer (Lions Club Charities) - Lion Tony Colley

Directors: (Lions all) Colleen Hahnel, Greg Richardson, Phyllis Carlson, Andy Braun

Charities Directors: (Lions all) Scott Schaffer, Steve Ives, Bob Donley

Lion Tamer: Lion Bryan Palmer

Tail Twister: Lion Bob Hahnel

Eyesight Fund Chairman: Lion Pete Toerner

School Eyesight Screening Chairperson: Lion Donna McClure



Lion DG Jeff Lorenzen with incoming Lion President Mike Serra


Past Lion President Tony Colley handing off to new club president Mike Serra


PDG, Lion of the Year and new Eyesight Chairman Lion Dave "Mac" McCLure with his wife Lion Donna ("Peach") McClure





On December 11th, 2018, Florence Lion Eddie Walter volunteered to make a lengthy drive to Upland, Indiana to deliver over 6,000 pairs of used eyeglasses and 600 pairs of non-prescription sunglasses to the International Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center operated by the members of the Upland Lions Club.



These glasses were donated by the Northern Kentucky community to the various Northern Kentucky Lions Clubs throughout the year. These items will be distributed by Lions International to individuals in third-world countries in areas having little or no medical facilities. With your donated eyewear, these individuals will enjoy an improved quality in vision which they might otherwise never know.


Lion John Chester of the Upland Lions conveys his thanks to the Norhern Kentucky community for their thoguhtful donations. Our thanks to Florence Lion Eddie Walter for his time and expense in getting these glasses on the way to doing good things!


Please donate any re-useable eyeglasses, cases and sunglasses through any Lions Club member.






Note: a printable application form for eyesight assistance can be found on our Contact page.






A listing of the new 2018-2019 Officers and Directors can be seen here.






Welcome to the Florence Lions Club



clubhouseThe Florence Lions Club is dedicated to service and helping those less fortunate in our community. Every year, all year long the Florence Lions Club provides for local eyesight care. This effort involves eye screening at Boone County schools, follow up requests for eye exams and treatment as well as purchasing special equipment to help the visually impaired that have no means for assistance. Every dollar that is donated by individuals and companies in the community are returned to the community through these efforts.


If you would like to make a donation or learn more about becoming a member of the Florence Lions Club, please contact Lion Mark Hollowell at (859) 468-9014 or by email at


Lions Clubs Worldwide


There are more than 1.3 million Lions spanning 200 countries, consisting of men and women, young and old, embracing a single cause. We share a common spirit. Since our beginning in 1917, we have been united in a single cause: Helping those less fortunate.


We are tackling tough problems such as blindness and drug abuse as well as spreading diabetes awareness and assisting the deaf, disabled, underprivileged, and the elderly. In fact, whatever the community needs to make life better, we are there to help. Lions assist and serve continually providing aid long after the cameras and media are gone. Annually, Lions provide hundreds of thousands of people in need around the world with eye examinations, eyeglasses, eye surgeries, and visual aids.


All of these assistance programs are made possible with volunteer members donating their time and efforts.


Florence Lions Club, 29 LaCresta Drive, Florence, Kentucky 41042
General Information - 859-525-2263 / Hall Rental - Chuck Carlson: 513-623-1255 -