We Welcome Three New Lions Ready to Serve

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club welcomed three new members at the Wednesday, June 20, dinner meeting. Lion Rick Siders inducted Rick Perry, Valerie Tutor and Lynn Kern – all of whom were presented the Lion pin from the their sponsors, who will help guide them in becoming a lifelong Lion. “Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, …

Recycle For Sight Collections Remain Strong in May

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collect used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. Collection remains strong at 363 items in May, which includes a boost from a donation of 90 pairs of contact lenses. “The contact lenses will be used for clients of the Florida Lions Eye Clinic in Bonita Springs,” said …

Lions Learn Value of Holistic Medicine at May Meeting

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”10000″] Dr. Brian Healey, featured speaker at the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club’s dinner meeting, held Wednesday, May 16, in the Sanibel Community House’s Founders Room, gave members and guests an informative primer on alternative wellness practices. As Healey told it, holistic medicine can effectively treat many medical conditions. Healey, who founded Sanibel Wellness and now operates Fort …

SanCap Lions Continue Collecting Used Eyeglasses

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues to collect used prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. The club reports collection in April slowed slightly from an exceptional March, but still relatively strong. In April, a total of 296 eyeglasses were collected and includes 67 cases. Year-to-date items collected have exceeded 3,000 – at 3,142 – …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Present Melvin Jones Fellowship Award

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club announced the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, one way the club recognizes the outstanding achievement of its members. Lion Jeff McDonald accepted the award at the annual installation dinner Wednesday, May 2, at Casa Ybel Resort’s Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant. “I am proud to present this award for the 95thtime to a very …

SanCap Lions Induct New Member

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club welcomed a new member with an induction ceremony during the April dinner meeting at the Sanibel Community House. Lion Bob Kern sponsored Shannen Hayes in becoming a part of the world’s largest service organization, Lions Club International. “It is something special to be a part of such a large community working towards common goals,” said …

SanCap Lions Host SPD Lieutenant Towler

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club hosted Sanibel Police Department’s Lieutenant Grace Towler as a guest speaker at the regular dinner meeting Wednesday, April 18, at the Sanibel Community House. Towler addressed personal safety even though Sanibel experiences minimal crime. “We are a safe city,” said Towler. “Recent reports show crime is down 31 percent, but our residents are still at …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Name 2018 Lion of the Year

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club named George Veillette as Lion of the Year at the annual installation dinner Wednesday, May 2, at the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant. Veillette has been an active Lion for 30 years and honored for his tremendous efforts during the past year. “Since becoming a Lion in 1989, George has contributed to the success of our …

Ret. Navy Captain Reed Shares Poignant Story with SanCap Lions

Retired U.S. Navy Captain Nori Ann Reed had a great love for being at sea and for her ship, U.S.S. Detroit. Reed was the first woman to command three Navy ships and among the first assigned aboard a ship. She shared her poignant story at the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club dinner meeting. Reed looked back on her beloved ship, once …