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 …

Lions Club Elects New Officers

  Because of the pandemic, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club met via Zoom and elected their officers for 2020-21.  The officers are:  Steve Schulz, President; Valerie Tutor, 1st Vice President; Lori Schulz, 2nd Vice President; Rick Wagner, Treasurer; and Jeff MacDonald, Secretary.  The new officers filled the positions starting on July 1, 2020.   Outgoing President Bill Sartoris said, “The membership …

Rick Wagner named Lion of the Year

 The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club is proud to announce that Rick Wagner has been named Lion of the Year for 2019- 2020. During the past year, Rick has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Webmaster, Chair of the Christmas Tree Sales, Co-Chair of Eyeglasses collection, on the Arts and Crafts Fair Committee, a volunteer at the …

Alyssa Bostwick from Golisano Children’s Hospital Addresses Lions Club

Alyssa Bostwick, Program Development and Special Projects Coordinator at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida addressed the Sanibel Capitva Lions Club on June 17 via Zoom. She updated the Lions member on the status of the Lee Hospital System at that time and the progress at Golisano Children’s Hospital. She reported that as of that date the Hospital System had …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Induct 2 new Members, Hear About Cyber Safety

On the last meeting prior to the sheltering due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club inducted two new members. The new members are Joe and Nancy Cahaly. Joe and Nancy are both retired dentists. They hail from New York State and spend the winters in Sanibel. They look forward to working with the Lions to provide …

Lion Benjamin G. Miller Obituary

Benjamin Gerald Miller reunited with his brother Robert in the arms of our Lord on Monday, April 20, 2020. He was born on May 19, 1975 in Lansing, Michigan and is survived by his mother Sharon; his father Jerry; his sister Kristina and her husband Alex; his brother Lewis and his wife Michelle; 4 nieces, Kelsey, Ella, Julia and Helen; …

Annual Christmas Tree Sale Starts Nov 30th

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 over 200 premium Frasier Firs freshly cut and shipped from Michigan. Trees are available for purchase Wednesday through Sunday each week, from 10 a.m. …

Lions Hosting 32nd Annual Feather Bingo for Charity

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club will host the 32nd Annual Feather Bingo for Charity on Wednesday, Nov. 6th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., at the Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served and there will be numerous games and prizes throughout the evening. “Feather Bingo, now it its 32nd year, has always …