Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Donates to CECI

 The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club announces a donation to Children’s Education Center of the Islands in the amount of $1,000.00 to assist in their pre-school education program. This donation represents a return to the Lions Club support for the CECI. The CECI was started in 1974 in the old Bailey Store. In 1980 the Lions Club and the Bailey Family …

Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Donates to CHR

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club announces a donation to Community Housing Resources in the amount of $3,000.00. Bill Sartoris, Lions President, said, “The Sanibel Captiva Lions are pleased to contribute to the CHR below market rate housing program. This program helps maintain the diversity that is so important to our community.” Melissa Rice, Executive Director of CHR commented, “We are …

Sanibel-Captiva Lion’s Club Awards Francis Bailey Scholarships for 2019

The Sanibel-Captiva Lion’s Club are pleased to announce the recipients of its Francis Bailey Lions Scholarship Awards for 2019. Isabella DeCosta and Jenna Kjoller join five (5) other multi-year scholarship winners currently pursuing their educational goals. They are Deanna Craig, Lauren Lockard, Sam Arensman, Gabriele Gedvilaite and Anna Kjoller. Isabella, a recent graduate of Evangelical Christian School, plans to attend …

Club Officers Installed; Melvin Jones Award Presented

The Sanibel and Captiva Lions Club installed Bill Sartoris as the club president for the 2019-2010 fiscal year at the annual installation dinner Wednesday, May 1, at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Sartoris will preside at all regular and special meetings, as well as ensure effective operations of the club as its president. “I look forward to leading our club …

Important Work of Lighthouse of SWFL Highlighted At Meeting

Sight is undoubtedly one of the Lions Club defining causes. Lighthouse of Southwest Florida is one of the sight-based organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, which hosted Sandy Burke and Amy Turner as guest speakers. “Lighthouse enables people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active and productive in our society,” said …

Night to Shine ‘Prom Night’ Volunteering

More than 100 teens and adults with special needs experienced prom night thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine. It’s an event that takes place in more than a dozen countries on the same day, Feb. 8, and hosted for the first time locally at Sanibel Community Church. “The evening was a remarkable success because so many very …

Sanibel Community House Gala Lead Sponsor

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club is a lead sponsor of the Sanibel Community House “1927 Gala” red-carpet event to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The evening celebrates 90-plus years of the Community House’s presence on Sanibel Island. Guests will enjoy top-notch food, drink and music as well as a live …