Bantry Bay Lions Club meets at 1900hrs on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Bantry Tourist Office.
On 16th September we attended the Fun day in Glengarriff providing a Paint Ball Arcade as per last year.
The rain held off until mid afternoon, so there were plenty of people to come and try their luck.
As last year the event was dominated by Saoirsa McCarthy, joined by her sister who was as good a shot as her.
We collected nearly €250 Euro for Glangarriff Community.
We have reintroduced the Tail Twister back into the Club, but with a 'twist'. We have two of them, so watch out for some fun! Debbie Harvey & Meg Wilson have taken up the challenge. Here is what they propose to do.
This event on 4th July at 1830 was to enjoy both events.
Nora's team did a wonderful job to prepare a huge spread which was enjoyed by a good many Lions and friends.
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 took place at the Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork on Saturday 15th July 2017. There was be a pre-dinner reception and four course dinner including wine and dancing. The City Hall lit up in Lions Colours to complement the celebrations.
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.