The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club welcomed guest speaker Tony Lapi to its most recent monthly meeting, held at the Sanibel Community House, December 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m. At the dinner meeting, catered by Bailey’s General Store, the Club also inducted two new members, Lisa Cochrane and Don Swingle, and welcomed Lions Club International member Ken Williams, who transferred his membership to Sanibel-Captiva from Maryland.
Lapi, chief executive officer of ‘Tween Waters Inn and Resort and member of the board of directors for United Way of Lee and Glades Counties, spoke to the group about the United Way’s current fund-raising drive. According to Lapi, the Sanibel-Captiva United Way hopes to raise $350,000 this year, which will exceed last year’s goal by $4,000. In his request for Lions Club participation, Lapi said, “All money raised here stays local. It benefits our own community agencies and programs.”
New members Cochrane and Swingle were sponsored, respectively, by Nilou Peters and Toby Clark. Williams has been a member of the Lions Club for nearly 50 years. Lions Club president Kurt Peters administered the member’s oath. Describing the Lions Club for Cochrane and Swingle, membership chair Rick Siders called it the largest international service club in the world, with 1.3 million members. Since its establishment in 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, the group has been dedicated to serve “wherever need exists. The Lions Club focuses especially on help for the visually impaired,” Siders said, “to honor a commitment that it made in 1925 to Helen Keller.”
President Kurt Peters led the business meeting, assisted by officers Debi Almeida, first vice president, Toby Clark, second vice president, Roger Grogman, third vice president, membership chair Rick Siders, and treasurer Les Forney.
The Lions Club’s second December meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m., is a Christmas party. It takes place at Casa Ybel Resort’s Thistle Lodge gulfside restaurant.
For information on Lions Club service activities, visit the Lions website: http://www.sanibelcaptivalions.org/.
The Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. Individuals interested in joining the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club should contact membership chair Rick Siders at sanibelcaptivalions.org.
Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale Is Open for Business
The Lions Club of Sanibel-Captiva has begun its annual sale of Christmas trees.
Approximately 270 trees, delivered to Bailey’s Shopping Center next to Billy’s Bikes on Friday, Nov. 27, are available for purchase seven days each week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will remain on sale through Christmas Eve or until stocks are gone.
The trees, all Fraser Firs grown in Michigan, are between 5 and 10 feet in height. Cliff Nolan, organizer of the sale, said, “We have always had good luck with Michigan trees. They are healthy and full and beautiful. Buyers will be very happy with them.”
Proceeds from the sale go to the various charities that the Lions Club’s supports.
According to Nolan, the Lions Club began selling trees more than 30 years ago. It has since grown to become one of the Club’s largest fund-raising events. As Lions First Vice President Debi Almeida says, “The entire club pitches in. We provide the muscle power to set up the trees, and then we are all on hand to sell, assuring that 100% of the revenue goes directly to the charitable work of the Club. Because we all serve, we have virtually no overhead.”
For information on the Lions Club Christmas tree sale, contact Cliff Nolan at [email protected], or 340-0028. For information on Lions Club service activities, visit the Lions website: sanibelcaptivalions.org
The Lions Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Individuals interested in joining the Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club should contact Membership Chairman Rick Siders at
Rick Siders, Tom Krekel, Don Vap, Dick Travis, James Graham and Kurt Peters
Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Installation Dinner on May 6th at the Dunes Country Club: 2015-2016 President: Kurt Peters,1st Vice President: Toby Clark,2nd Vice President: Debi Almeida,3rd Vice President: Roger Grogman, Secretary: Steve Shimburg, Treasurer: Les Forney, Tail Twister: Dick Travis, Lion Tamer: Cliff Nolan, Past President: Bruce Cochrane, Directors: Jim Graham, George Podlin, Bill Sadd, Tom Krekel, George Veillette
THANKS TO ALL EXHIBITORS ,LIONS AND ATTENDEES FOR THE SUCESS OF THE OF THE 32ND ANNUAL SANIBLE -CAPTIVA LIONS CLUB ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR !!!!
Our Exhibitor winners of the 2015 fair were:
- BEST OF SHOW..WILLIAM CANTWELL
CATEGORY 1-2 DIMENSIONAL: 1ST PLACE: ANNE SHROEDER .. 2ND PLACE: DAN GOAD, 3RD PLACE: DAV KING
CATEGORY 2-3 DIMENSIONAL; IST PLACE: DIANA CRISTIANSEN … 2ND PLACE: PETER ROBINSON SMITH, 3RD PLACE: KATIE GARDINIA
CATEGORY 3 CREATIVE ARTS: 1ST PLACE: MARIA WOHR .. 2ND PLACE: HELEN THIBOULT, 3RD PLACE: SHEILA KING
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Charities Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 Corporation under the IRS Code The Corporation is registered with the Florida Division of Consumer Services (#CH28781)
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352). WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT,APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Additional information may be obtained from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture at their website: www.freshfromflorida.com
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Charities Inc. per our 2013 990 EZ contributed to Charities 97.8 % of Income and spent 2.2% of income on administrative activities.
Sanibel Captiva Lions Club Years of Service Awards Presentation By President Bruce Cochran To: Tom Krekel 20 yrs, Bert Jenks 40 yrs , George Veillette 25yrs Dale Grey 20yrs., Bill Sadd 20yrs, Tom Nachazel 20yrs, Bud Walker 5yrs and Jeremy Kane 5yrs
THE SANIBEL-CAPTIVA LIONS CLUB 2nd ANNUAL EYE BALL WAS A HUGE SUCESS; Please Check out the photos in the photo gallery
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS !!!!! WE APPRECIATE YOU !!!
UPCOMING SANIBEL-CAPTIVA LIONS CLUB EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
- The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club: VISION, HEARING AND DIABETES SCREENING SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS FOR 2015 and 2016 The adult screenings are scheduled as follows:
1. Sanibel Senior Center/Center for Life on Nov. 18th from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
2. Sanibel Community House on Nov.21st from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
3. Sanibel Rec. Center on Jan. 14th from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
4. Sanibel Rec. Center on Feb. 15th from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
5. Sanibel Rec. Center on March 14th from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM.
- : ALL SCREENINGS ARE FROM 9:30 AM T0 12:30 PM.
- Since its inception, the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate. This chapter is very active, organizing several large, annual events that help them raise proceeds for the various charitable organizations that they support.
Academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired are just two of the causes that the Club supports. To make donations and a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, please visit their contributions page.
The 2015 2nd Annual Eye Ball was a HUGE Success !!
The 2016 Arts and Crafts Fair Applications are available Now
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SANIBEL-CAPTIVA LIONS CLUB PROVIDES SCREENINGS FOR GLAUCOMA, DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE and HEARING
The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club will again provide free Screenings for glaucoma, diabetes, blood pressure and hearing . These screenings assess the most insidious problems – those for which people may be totally unaware and may create irreversible damage.
All health screening’s will take place from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and are open to the public. The Locations and Dates are:. 1.Sanibel Senior Center/Center for Life on Nov. 18th 2. Sanibel Community House on Nov.21st 3. Sanibel Rec. Center on Jan. 14th 4. Sanibel Rec. Center on Feb. 15th 5. Sanibel Rec. Center on March 14th