Club News

SHLC Delivers “Project Sweetness” to Southampton Stony Brook

Project Sweetness 4/22/20VP Sean Kiely [L to R], Pres Tony Lawless, Jeanne Zaykowski, and DG Marianne [end] deliver ice cream to the loading dock of the hospital. The ice cream is given to the front-line medical personnel to make their lives a little bit sweeter.

The funds to purchase the ice cream, delivered to Suffolk County hospitals, including Southampton, were provided through an emergency block grant of $200,000.00 from LCIF to NY State & Bermuda Lions – MD-20. In turn, 20-S applied and received $18,250.00 to provide “Project Sweetness” approved by the 20-S Cabinet. The ice cream was purchased from Hershey’s Creamery in East Northport who donated the time for the drivers and the delivery truck.

Lion Santa in December Favors Chamber

SHLC’s Steve Espach was Santa Clause from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce Holiday Village.

Lion Steve Espach appearing as Santa Claus at the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Village inside the Windmill meeting children and hearing their Christmas wishes. Then singing carols before the tree lighting and counting from “Ten” down to “One” lighting up the village Christmas Tree at the foot of Long Wharf.

SHLC Embraces Scholarship Races

The SHLC kicked off its 2020 scholarship fundraising campaign with a reception held at Lion Ted Conklin’s American Hotel.

For Dr. Patricia Turner, the Senior Dean and Vice Provost of Under-graduate Education at UCLA, Sag Harbor native and Pierson High School Graduate, Coach Wooden’s wise words [found in the article in the Sag Harbor Express] sum up what makes the Sag Harbor Lion’s Club commitment to supporting the collegiate dreams of Pierson High School graduates so important.

The ad was placed in the Sag Harbor Express.

Read more in the Sag Harbor Express.

Next to Dr. Turner are SHLC members [L to R] Lions Paul Zaykowski, Jim Poitras, and Mark Poitras.

SHLC Donates to East End Hospice

The Club presented a check for $1,000.00 to Ms. Mary Crosby, the President, and CEO of East End Hospice, at the Club’s monthly meeting at the American Hotel on Wednesday night October 25.

The presentation of the check was made by Lion Colin Mather to Ms. Crosby. Afterward, Ms. Crosby presented her remarks to the membership and their guests assembled. East End Hospice provides its end-of-life services from central Brookhaven Township to the lighthouses on the North and South Forks.

In Ms. Crosby’s remarks, she let the members know about one of East End Hospice’s programs called Camp Good Grief. this is a bereavement camp for grieving children and teenagers. She made a specific point that the club’s $1,000.00 donation will provide the funding for one child to attend this camp and begin to heal.

Ms. Crosby began her nursing career at a large cancer hospital in New York City. She shared a heartbreaking story about a terminally ill woman in that hospital that was unable to attend her son’s wedding due to her illness. Ms. Crosby found that the care that terminally ill patients were not receiving proper human care, aside from medicine, leading up to the end of their lives. Ms. Crosby left her position and worked towards building East East End Hospice where that terminally ill woman would have had several volunteers to help her to apply makeup, be dressed, and immediately be provided a wheelchair so that she could have been able to attend the wedding.

Several club members have family members that have availed themselves of the life-affirming services and appreciate the caring, charitable work of East End Hospice.

SHCL Donates to SH Community Food Pantry

Past President Ernest Schade dropped by the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry to present a $1,000.00 donation from the club to the Director Emeritus Evie Ramunno and other pantry workers preparing to dole out groceries for the week.

Easter Egg Hunt Goes on Despite Threat of Rain

Once again 3,000 multicolored eco-friendly Easter eggs were strewn across the multi-acre picnic area at Mashashimuet Park. We were anxious for the hunters to arrive because we Lions didn’t want to have to pick up the 3,000 eggs we just laid (out).

The Easter Bunny arrived at 12:45 and the first hunt for the 2-4-year-olds started at 1:00 pm sharp, followed by the 5-7-year-olds and then the 8-10-year-old group. The Easter Bunny and Minerva Perez, our Spanish translator, huddle for a pic.

 Many tickets were sold at the pony rides