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 …

SanCap Lions Support Southeastern Guide Dogs; Learn About the Program

Sanibel-Captiva Lions Rick Wagner, second from left, Jeff MacDonald and Bob Kern, present a donation to Southeastern Guide Dogs Carole Bloom, left, and Ron Bloom, right. Sanibel-Captiva Lions Rick Wagner, second from left, Jeff MacDonald and Bob Kern, present a donation to Southeastern Guide Dogs Carole Bloom, left, and Ron Bloom, right. The Sanibel & Captiva Lions Club has been …

SanCap Lions Announce Winning Artists of 35th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club announces the winning artists of the 35thAnnual Arts & Crafts Fair. Works are judged by three artists from the Sanibel Captiva Art League, who look for original creations in three categories – Two-Dimensional Art, Three-Dimensional Art and Creative Crafts. Linda Huppert was named Best in Show and took first place in the Creative Crafts category. …

January Recycle for Sight Gets Boost from America’s Boating Club Sanibel-Captiva

America’s Boating Club Sanibel-Captiva, formerly known as the Sanibel Captiva Sail & Power Squadron, donated approximately 40 items to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Recycle for Sight program – boosting the January collection of unused prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. “Each of our monthly meetings highlight a different local non-profit agency and January was dedicated to sight,” said Commander …

Ret. Navy Commander Ressel Discusses Submarines at SanCap Lions Meeting

Retired United States Navy Commander Chip Ressel discussed the United States Navy submarine fleet at the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club dinner meeting Feb. 21 at the Sanibel Community House. The need to remain undetected, while ‘seeing and hearing’ what’s nearby – dominates submarine design and tactics. Prominent American naval leaders persuaded the Navy to acquire its first submarine at the …