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You and your Friends are invited to the
7th Annual 
WILLIE I KOCUREK Golf Tournament
Tuesday, May 5th 2015
Lions Municipal Golf Course

Would You Like to Serve YOUR Community?
Join us!

Come get to know the Lions and join us for a delicious catered lunch, an interesting program and wonderful fellowship for an hour every Thursday at 11:45 at the High Road, 700 Dawson Road.

Please see the calendar for more information and to register to attend our next meeting.

Club Receives RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award

Presentation of RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award

Our club was presented with the RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award during the regularly-scheduled weekly meeting on March 12th. This award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, RecognizeGood believes that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. As we look forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary in just a few short months, the award selection committee from RecognizeGood honored the length and magnitude of ADFLC’s service with the presentation of an award plaque, along with a donation to a local nonprofit organization (PET-Austin) in the club’s name.

RecognizeGood is a local nonprofit that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. There are several active RecognizeGood programs that work toward this mission from different angles, but the common theme is simple – the illumination of GOOD in our community. You can read more about these programs by visiting recognizegood.org.

Eyeglasses Recycling


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Want to help us give sight to the world? Find local eye glass recycling drop-off locations here: CLICK HERE

According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.
Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.
It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life. For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others. Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities. Will you help us in our mission to give sight to the world? Donate your used glasses today!

Kid Sight Vision Screening

Aug. 16th Kid Sight Vision Screening at  Oak Hill Youth Sports Association Fall registration.

   
Some of the Lions who set up, screened and/or closed up after screening 598 kids on Friday the 8th of August in Round Rock. 101 Referrals for Vision Testing.

A History of Quality and Service

Donations, philanthropy, civic dutyEstablished in Austin Texas in 1916, our club has been known as the Austin Lions Club, the Lions Club of Austin, and the Downtown Lions Club. In 1976, the name was formally changed to the Founder Lions Club of Austin. We are now known as the Austin Downtown Founder Lions Club and the history of the Austin Downtown Founder Lions Club is a long one of quality and service.

Past and present members include many of the most prominent names in both Austin and Texas' history - U.S. Congressman J.J. "Jake" Pickle, Austin mayor Gus Garcia, both Willie Kocurek and his son Neal Kocurek, and more - all dedicated to the service of humanity through the spirit of Lionism and its many community outreach programs.

We admit we are a bit proud of our status as the "world's oldest continuously operating Lions Club", but, we like to think that our efforts in community service are typical of Lions Clubs the world over. It's a story of garage sales, golf tournaments, rose sales and other kinds of fund raisers. It's a story of answering the needs of the community and of disadvantaged groups and individuals, through efforts such as our Eyeglasses Recycling program, support of the Texas Lions Camp, eyeglasses for students and other projects. And it's a story of building and working with other Lions Clubs to promote teamwork in service.

We are perhaps most proud, however, to be a part of Lions Clubs International, which provides the opportunity to support nonpartisan service activities that are worldwide in scope. Through Lions International we can help fight blindness and other social problems around the world while promoting international understanding, and that's what makes our association so special. The club participates in projects with other clubs in surrounding counties known as Lions District 2-S3.

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Making a Difference Through Community Service - We Serve.


These are some of the organizations we are proud to support through the donations raised by our community efforts:


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World Services for the Blind
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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