Club’s Most Hated Member Receives “Lion of the Year” Award….A Year Late!

Everyone knows Lion Dick Travas. He is the “Nasty One”, aka the Lions Tail Twister. He’s the one who can fine you some serious money for dastardly crimes like: Not wearing your club pin, not wearing a Lions hat when your picture appears in the paper….even for wearing….or not wearing socks. So how did this much despised disciplinarian become the …

Tommy Meets Larry

Lion Tom Gray and his guide dog, Jackson, were fixtures at Sanibel-Captiva Lions club events for many years. Tom also lived on the Island at below-market-rate housing, and could often be seen walking with his trusted friend and companion, Jackson. Indeed, in a recent “Thank You” letter to Sanibel-Captiva Lions President, Kurt Peters, Tom said, “Jackson and I have walked side …

Lions Laud Les

Lion Les Forney has been our club’s treasurer for longer than anyone can remember. During the time of his tenure, Les has always paid the bills on time, perfected the budgeting process for our two different accounts, and generally kept us out of financial trouble. But due to illness, Les has decided to enlist in an assisted living facility. And yes, …

Island Resident Brings Farmers to Sanibel

Jean Baer has lived on Sanibel for 28 years. But it wasn’t until eight years ago that she decided to bring a farmer’s market to the island. Now she has seven farmer’s markets spread over Lee County and is looking for even more territory to conquer. Each day of the week is devoted to just one of these markets (Sanibel’s …

Platinum Sponsors of 2016 Sanibel Captiva Lions Arts & Crafts Fair March 18 & 19

We are proud to welcome JOHN GREY PAINTING to our list of Platinum Sponsors for the 33rd Annual Sanibel-Captiva Lions Arts & Crafts Fair. A full service company that has been in business in the Ft Myers area for over 47 years, John Grey Painting, has been successful because they  provide a total quality experience for their customers. Rightfully proud of their …

Sharon and Jerry Miller…Providing For Special Campers

At the January 20th dinner meeting, we were treated to a power point presentation on Trailways Camp which the Sanibel-Captiva Lions club supports through annual contributions. But the presentation was about more than Trailways Camp…it was about the Millers themselves, and how they turned adversity into opportunity. Here’s their story… In 2005, Sharon and Jerry lost their son, Robert, to …