Sanibel-Captiva Lion’s Club Awards Francis Bailey Scholarships for 2019

The Sanibel-Captiva Lion’s Club are pleased to announce the recipients of its Francis Bailey Lions Scholarship Awards for 2019. Isabella DeCosta and Jenna Kjoller join five (5) other multi-year scholarship winners currently pursuing their educational goals. They are Deanna Craig, Lauren Lockard, Sam Arensman, Gabriele Gedvilaite and Anna Kjoller. Isabella, a recent graduate of Evangelical Christian School, plans to attend …

Club Officers Installed; Melvin Jones Award Presented

The Sanibel and Captiva Lions Club installed Bill Sartoris as the club president for the 2019-2010 fiscal year at the annual installation dinner Wednesday, May 1, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Sartoris will preside at all regular and special meetings, as well as ensure effective operations of the club as its president. “I look forward to leading our club …

Important Work of Lighthouse of SWFL Highlighted At Meeting

Sight is undoubtedly one of the Lions Club defining causes. Lighthouse of Southwest Florida is one of the sight-based organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, which hosted Sandy Burke and Amy Turner as guest speakers. “Lighthouse enables people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society,” said …

Night to Shine ‘Prom Night’ Volunteering

More than 100 teens and adults with special needs experienced prom night thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine. It’s an event that takes place in more than a dozen countries on the same day, Feb. 8, and hosted for the first time locally at Sanibel Community Church. “The evening was a remarkable success because so many very …

Sanibel Community House Gala Lead Sponsor

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club is a lead sponsor of the Sanibel Community House “1927 Gala” red-carpet event to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The evening celebrates 90-plus years of the Community House’s presence on Sanibel Island. Guests will enjoy top-notch food, drink and music as well as a live …

Our Club Visited by 2nd Vice District Governor

The Sanibel & Captiva Lions Club hosted 2nd Vice District Governor Blair “Chip” Kunka at its Wednesday, Jan. 16 meeting at the Sanibel Community House. Lion Chip updated the club on the 2019 goals of District Governor Lion Ken Engstrom. Those goals include growing membership, retaining members and thinking beyond the horizon. Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club is looking to the future, …

Recycle for Sight Collections Up In December 2018

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues collecting used prescription eyeglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. In December 2018, a total of 331 glasses, lenses and cases were collected. Donations were up by 72 percent compared to November 2018 with an end-of-calendar-year total of 1,596 items. “We had a very nice uptick in collections versus November 2018 and …