On the last meeting prior to the sheltering due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club inducted two new members. The new members are Joe and Nancy Cahaly. Joe and Nancy are both retired dentists. They hail from New York State and spend the winters in Sanibel. They look forward to working with the Lions to provide service to the community, particularly with the free vision, hearing, diabetes, and blood pressure screenings that the Lions provide during season.
At that meeting the Lions heard from Lt. Grace Towler of the Sanibel Police Department. LT. Towler’s focus in the SPD is on identity theft. She presented a list of 12 ways to minimize your security risk. They focused on preventing someone from steeling you name and other personal information. They include: put passwords on credit card, bank and phone accounts; do not give out any personal information unless you initiated the contact; keep items with personal information in a safe place; do not carry your social security card with you; and order a copy of your credit reports from the three major agencies once a year. The steps to take if you suspect your information had been taken to commit a crime you should contact the three credit agencies and request that a “fraud alert” be placed on your account; contact the creditors of any accounts that may have been compromised; and file a report with the local Law Enforcement agency. She handed out a brochure printed by the SPD, that outlines the issues and the steps that should be take including phone numbers to contact. This brochure is available from the SPD or you can go their web site: www.mysanibel.com. The Lions thank Lt. Towler for her helpful and timely information.
Sanibel Captiva Lions Club holds regular dinner meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month during the year. Visiting Lions or other interested people are welcome to attend. For more information on the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club contact Membership Chair Lion Steven Schulz at PO Box 391, Sanibel, FL 33957, or 239-233-6261, or visit our website at www.sanibelcaptivalionsclub.org.