Our Club Visited by 2nd Vice District Governor

The Sanibel & Captiva Lions Club hosted 2nd Vice District Governor Blair “Chip” Kunka at its Wednesday, Jan. 16 meeting at the Sanibel Community House. Lion Chip updated the club on the 2019 goals of District Governor Lion Ken Engstrom. Those goals include growing membership, retaining members and thinking beyond the horizon. Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club is looking to the future, …

Recycle for Sight Collections Up In December 2018

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues collecting used prescription eyeglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. In December 2018, a total of 331 glasses, lenses and cases were collected. Donations were up by 72 percent compared to November 2018 with an end-of-calendar-year total of 1,596 items. “We had a very nice uptick in collections versus November 2018 and …

Our Christmas Trees On Sale Day After Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving marks a Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club holiday tradition – Christmas tree fundraiser. The former gas station at Bailey’s Shopping Center, 2477 Periwinkle Way, will turn into a wonderland of premium Frasier Firs freshly cut and shipped on refrigerated trucks from Michigan. Approximately 210 trees, delivered to the old gas station facing Periwinkle Way on Friday, Nov. 23, …

Lions Hosting 31st Annual Feather Bingo for Charity

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club will be hosting Feather Bingo for Charity at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 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 31st year, has always been a good time …

Recycle for Sight Collection Up for September

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club reports a strong collection of eyeglasses in September, as part of its Recycle for Sight Program. The month exceeded July and a slow August with a total of 338 items collected. “We are very pleased with the number and thank our community for stepping up in this cause,” said Lion Rick Wagner. “Many people in …

Lions Club Sponsors Sanibel Captiva Chamber Luncheon

The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club sponsored the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, a networking opportunity for members on the second Tuesday of each month. It features a guest speaker, in addition to refreshments, a meal and dessert at a different location. “The islands have a wonderful business community, which regularly shows its support as sponsors and through …