The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club welcomed a new member with an induction ceremony during the April dinner meeting at the Sanibel Community House. Lion Bob Kern sponsored Shannen Hayes in becoming a part of the world’s largest service organization, Lions Club International.
“It is something special to be a part of such a large community working towards common goals,” said Hayes, who has lived on Sanibel for the past four years and is publisher of the Santiva Chronicle, as well as owner of a small marketing firm. “Lions serve where we live and always have fun doing it.”
The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continue to collect used eyeglasses as part of “Recycle for Sight” with donation boxes around the islands. The Lions Arts & Crafts Fair continues to be a leading fundraiser, along with Christmas tree sales. Local academic scholarships are awarded each year and community volunteering has always included event parking.
“Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends, and become leaders in the community,” said SanCap Lions President Tom Nachazel. “This club means a lot to our Lions, but it means so much more the people we serve.”
Sanibel Captiva Lions meet the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Sanibel Community House. Meetings begin with cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Visiting Lions and anyone interested in becoming a Lion are always welcome.
To learn more about the Lions, visit sanibelcaptivalions.org. Anyone interested in becoming a member should contact Membership Chairman Lion Steve Schulz at [email protected] 239-233-6261.