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 …

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 …