This is an incredible group that was founded in 2014 by Denny & Danna Hiner, both retirees of the Camdenton School District. They had a firsthand look at the needs of a great many of the students that they worked with. Many people do not realize that over 65% of the kids in the lake area live in poverty, and it is a situation that needs attention.
In 2017, 1,079 members signed up for the group, and this year they would love to increase that number. In the nearly 4 years since this charity began, they have been able to provide more than 10,017 child assists with a retail value of over $270,000. Thanks to the help of donations and discounts from business partners, the Idiots Club only had to pay $165,000 of that amount. They do not work directly with families, but rather through counselors, social workers, school nurses, and others that know the children personally and what is truly needed.
Join Us Saturday
The Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club will be on hand at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina from 11 am-7 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018. You can learn more by visiting www.LakeoftheOzarksIdiotsClub.org and on their Facebook page.
Come on by for lunch, dinner, or a midday cocktail to find out all about this wonderful local organization, and also just how much fun hanging out with these "idiots" can be! Monthly meetings by the water, great new friends to meet, and that amazing feeling you get when you know you're making a difference - now that's something our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant can get behind.