Roscommon Lions with Lecarrow Lazers Cycle Club are cycling from Mizen to Malin starting on Wednesday 16th September to raise funds for the Darragh Kenny Memorial Fund. You can donate here and cheer them on too. Also to support the Lough Ree Access for all Boat based in Ballyleague, Lanesboro which will be used to transport wheelchair users from all over the country around the Roscommon lake and further afield.
Bantry Bay Lions welcome our new President Marion Rouse for 2020-2021.
Members of the Club enjoy an outside social meeting with Immediate Past President Nora Lynch presenting Marion with the President's Chain of Office.
Bantry Bay Lions are in the forefront of a Project to donate towards the manufacture of Face Shields (see photo below) as part of the Personal Protection Equipment essential for the HSE and many other organisations on the Island of Ireland.
Macroom Lions are leading this campaign to raise €75k to get 200,000 of these visors made as soon as possible. There are two companies making them, one in the North and one in the Republic and they are all voluntary and at cost only. Production should have already started.
With many Members of the Club in the 'Vulnerable' Category for one reason or another, Meetings have been suspended from March until further notice.
Lions are encouraged to protect themselves as a priority
Due to a technical problem I have had to completely rebuild this website using a different Content Management System.
Hopefully it will be easier to maintain!!!
We shall see.
There is no official meeting this month.
Instead we are having a Social Dinner at Bantry Bay Hotel 16:30hrs Wednesday 11th
This year's Pop Up Shop is in aid of ARC BANTRY. Cork ARC in Bantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays where cancer patients, their families and carers are warmly welcomed and have a space to feel at ease. Also Syrian Refugee Children supporting the provision of safe areas for Syrian Refuge Children [Lions Ireland and Lions Norway Co-Project]
We welcome any items that you would like to donate to these two very good causes which might include:
The Bantry Bay Lions welcomed a new member to the club in September.
Shown with Nora Lynch, President Bantry Bay Lions, is Dolf D’Hondt at the pinning ceremony. Welcome to the club Dolf.
Photo - Jerry Desmond - Report John Dervan
Dr Francis Greaves, Secretary Bantry Bay Lions Club, hosted a talk on the Fastnet sailing disaster of 1979 on August 30 in the Schull Harbour Hotel.
The Bantry Bay Lions offer a programme called “Little Steps” which is a suicide peer support drop-in group.
It will be starting again on Monday, September 2 in “The New You” on Marina Street from 6-7.30 pm.
There will also be a drop in coffee morning for the same group in the Bantry Bay Hotel on September 26 from 11am to 1.30pm.