Sanibel Captiva Lions Celebrate 50th Birthday

Fifty years ago, December 26, 1967, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club was organized by twenty-six island residents who wanted to serve fellow islanders… and have a good time doing it. Since then, the club has grown and prospered by adhering to that simple idea. Here is a story which appeared in the Island Sun on June 9, 2017. Written by …

San Cap Lions Announce New Officers and Board Members for 2017-2018

At their Annual Installation Dinner on May 3rd, the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club said “Thank You” to the old and  “Thanks for Joining Us” to the new. An annual event held most every year in the fifty-year history of the club, the Installation Dinner has been a time to reflect on the past year, to present the officers and board members …

SanCap Lions Offer Complimentary Retinal Screening for the First Time

By Shannen Hayes Photos by Shannen Hayes Special to the San-Cap Lions website For the first time, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club will offer a complimentary retinal screening from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 27 at the Sanibel Recreation Center, 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. No appointment is necessary. ” We have been providing complimentary diabetes, vision and hearing screenings …

SanCap Lions Support Important Principal Fund for Sanibel Students

By Shannen Hayes Special to the Lions Website The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club recently provided support for the Principal Fund established by the Sanibel School Principal Chuck Vilardi. ” The Principal Fund allows me to recognize our students in various ways for awesome grades, academics and meeting their reading goals,” said Vilardi, who hosts pool parties and barbecues for the …

SanCap Lions Welcome Husband, Wife as New Members

Story and Photo by Shannen Hayes Special to the Lion’s Website The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club seeks civic-minded men and women to join them in making a difference in the community. During the February 1st dinner meeting, Pat and Bob Macchia were inducted into the club by President Debi Almeida. “Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Awards Two Francis Bailey Scholarships

By Shannen Hayes Special to the Sanibel Captiva Lions website. The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club awarded its Francis Bailey scholarship to Andrea Berrian and Lauren Lockard. “Andrea and Lauren are young islanders with bright futures ahead of them, and we, the Lions Club, are honored to help them succeed, ” said Lion Bill Sadd, a longtime member of the scholarship …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Celebrate Holidays with Special Dinner

              Story By Shannen Hayes….Special to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club celebrated the holidays with a special dinner at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. Pianist and Sanibel resident, Jan Holly, serenaded guests and assisted in caroling music led by Club President, Debi Almeida. “We always have a wonderful time …

SanCap Lions Welcome New Member

By: Shannen Hayes Special to the Sanibel Captiva Lions Website. The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club inducted new member, Don Korn, during its recent lunch meeting at George and Wendy’s Corner Grill. Membership in a Lions club is by invitation. “We worked together and are neighbors”, said sponsoring Lion, Tom Krekel. ” I talked to Don about becoming a member, so he …

Lions Recycle-For-Sight Box Locations Announced.

Lions collect prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible. In these countries, an eye exam can cost a month’s wages and there often is only one eye doctor for hundreds of thousands of …

Save the Date! Time, Date & Location Set for Lion’s 2016 Christmas Party

Here is the news we all have been waiting for. This year’s Christmas Party will he hosted at the prestigious Captiva Yacht Club, located on the Sanibel-Captiva Road next to Tween Waters Resort. (15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, Florida) Date: Sunday December 11th.  Gather at 6:00 PM for drinks followed by dinner. Cost: $50.00 per person. Drink tickets will be sold …