Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Donates Food for FISH Holiday Baskets

In response to FISH’s request for food for their Holiday Baskets, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club delivered 240 cans of vegetables and 120 boxes of pasta to assist in providing for healthful meals for FISH’s clients.  The Lions Club thanks Bailey’s General Store for allowing them to purchase the food at cost.  This spirit of cooperation of local businesses and …

Michael Nachef from Lee Health addresses the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club

Michael Nachef, Director of Government Relations for Lee Health, addressed the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club via Zoom at their March meeting.  The 105-year-old Lee Health is a largest employer in Southwest Florida and the largest provider of health care between Tampa and Miami.  Unlike many other public hospitals, Lee Health receives no funding from taxing authorities.  He explained that Lee …

San Cap Lions Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Frances Bailey Scholarships

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club offers Francis Bailey Scholarships each year to post-secondary students who either live or work on the islands or whose parents do.  These scholarships can be used for study at any accredited college or technical school.   The requirements for the scholarships, the instructions the completion of the application form are available on-line.  To access these documents, …

Ariel Hoover Presents the Climate Realty Project to SanCap Lions

Ariel Hoover, the chair of the local chapter of The Climate Reality Project, gave a presentation via Zoom to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club at their December meeting.  She highlighted some of the extremes that have been occurring.  The last five years have been the hottest years on record.  In the last two years temperatures reached 113 degrees in Paris …

Steve Greenstein Addresses Sanibel Captiva Lions Club

Steve Greenstein, Executive VP of the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company spoke via Zoom to the November meeting of the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club.  The topic of his talk was “How to Talk to Your Heirs About Managing Inherited Wealth.” We appreciated Steve’s clear presentation of the issues involved and why and how to address them. He stressed the power of …

Christmas Trees for Sale on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

The day after Thanksgiving marks a Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club holiday tradition – their annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. The area next to Island Cinema at Bailey’s Shopping Center, 2477 Periwinkle Way, will turn into a wonderland of 150 premium Fraser Firs freshly cut and shipped from Michigan. Starting on Saturday November 28, trees are available for purchase Wednesday through Sunday each …

Video Tribute to Lion Benjamin G. Miller

Lion Ben loved life and loved serving with the Sanibel-Captiva Lions. Benjamin reunited with his brother Robert in the arms of our Lord on Monday, April 20, 2020.  You can read Ben’s obituary here.   Please click on Ben’s photo to enjoy the video tribute.  Click on your browser’s back arrow when done.    

Dr. Howard Freedman Addresses Sanibel Captiva Lions Club

Dr. Howard Freedman, a retired pediatric ophthalmologist, recently addressed the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club.  Dr. Freedman started his career in Redman, Washington.  He was seeing a many of children with “lazy eye.”  If detected and treated early their vision could be restored to almost normal, but if not treated they would see a deterioration in the vision in the one eye which could …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Announces Winners of the Francis Bailey Scholarship

Francis Bailey was one of the founders of the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club. He initiated an endowment fund to provide scholarships for post-secondary education for students who live or work on Sanibel or whose parents do. Daisy Arensman Daisy Arensman Suzanna DeCosta Suzanna DeCosta Zachary Farst Zachary Farst The Lions are proud to announce that the winners of scholarships for …