Bantry Bay Lions Club meets at 1900hrs on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Bantry Tourist Office.
Countdown To Independance Day and the start of District 133
This is a reminder that, effective July 1, 2017, we are consolidating new club charter fees and new member fees into a single $35 entrance fee. This fee consolidation and increase will allow us to increase member benefits, improve the member experience, and simplify the new member and club enrollment processes.
The founding of Lions Clubs International, one hundred years ago, is celebrated on An Post’s new international postage stamp.
This event will take place at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork on Saturday 15th July 2017. There will be a pre-dinner reception and four course dinner including wine and dancing. Tickets are priced at € 47.50 per person.
We have been able to collect a good few spectacles in recent months. This rather splendid pile will be sent off to help those in need in the very near future. Here can be seen several Club Members with the collected specs.
At our last meeting on Thursday 11th May we were pleased to welcome Three New Lions. I think this brings the total of new members this Lions Year to Eight!!
Tom and Meg Wilson who have been very active with the Club for some months. and Rita McCarthy (on the left) who has just joined.
The photo below shows the three Lions with our President Eileen O'Shean displaying their certificates
The Lions Clubs Centenary Stamp is to be issued on 1st June 2017.
Lions Clubs International was founded in Chicago in 2017 by a group of philanthropic business people headed by Melvin Jones. In 1920 the Lions clubs Organisation became international when the first club was established in Canada. Today, Lions Clubs operate in more than 200 countries with a membership of 1.4 million.
The Town Collection on 21st April 2017 in Bantry raised €688.59 for Lions Charities.
Thank you to all who turned out on a chilly morning to collect, and thank you to all who donated.
The Bantry Bay Lions joined with Lions International in celebrating the centenary year of the Lions International organization. The Lions gathered at Kealkil Parkland on Saturday, March 4 to plant an oak tree. The oak tree is very special to Ireland.