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Our New Leo Club


We are very pleased to announce a new Leo club has been charted. They will be advised by our own Lion Rosemary Putnam.

2017 - 2018 Board Members

 Your 2017-2018 Bonita Springs Lions Board of Directors
2017 Board

President - Don Trew

 2nd V.P.-Joe Jackson

Asst. Sec.-Whitey Ellis

Asst. Treasurer- Ginger Hustrulid

Membership Chairman- Rick Steinmeyer

Lion Tamer - Joan Martin

1 year directors Terry Lawhon

2 year director Ray Crowe

Immediate Past President, Al Greenwood

1st V.P. -Joe Gallagher

Secretary - Margie Gillette

Treasurer - Bob Hilliard 

VP for Thrift Store - Ernie Davey

Tail Twister - Tim Grove

Director of Facilities - Ken Shivel

1 year directors Rosemary Putnam

2 year director Vince Leonardo


Zumba Glow Party & Fundraiser

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Join Zumba Instructor Suzanne Jeffreys, “The Healthy Redhead” for a spooky, glow in the dark Zumba class! Snacks, prizes, free eye exam courtesy of the Lions Club, gym tours and free enrollment if you join during the party (save $69!). Relay for Life info and team sign ups, tons of fun! Need help with your “Glow” look?
Get your face painted with glow in the dark colors and some glowing accessories, too, for just $5 more! Or buy your ticket on our FB page, Anytime Fitness Bonita Springs, and get a big discount and FREE Glow gear!

GROOVE to spooky Zumba with Suzanne Jeffreys, the Healthy Redhead! 
GIVE  to 2 great local causes!

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24600 S Tamiami Trl Bonita Springs, FL 3434
(next to the Pelican Landing Publix)

Golf aids Lions Club efforts, adds special memories


The event was a success, and for its return to the club last weekend, the Lonkarts went a step further, also sponsoring the sixth hole. “We’ll enjoy the view even more,” he said. “The cooperation of the club has been great. It’s certainly a fantastic place to have it,” he said, during the post-tournament awards luncheon that was moved to the Worthington clubhouse this time from the Lions Club headquarters last year. A total of 56 participants — foursomes of Lions Club and Worthington Club members plus friends and guests — played in a scramble format the 18-hole, 6,867-yard, par 72 course that was designed by the renowned Gordon Lewis. Special long drive, closest to pin and longest putt contests and challenges along with many raffles and silent auctions of valuable prizes during the lunch added to the excitement and fundraising.

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$3.8 million set aside for 3 long-term goals

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Grumbling stomachs and blurry vision begone for underprivileged schoolchildren, and forget about any out-of-school distractions.

That’s happening in Collier County thanks to the Naples Children & Education Foundation earmarking $3.8 million this year toward three initiatives to address vision, hunger and out-of-school programs.

The foundation sponsors the Naples Winter Wine Festival annually to raise money for charities that serve local children.

Funding for long-term strategic initiatives is separate from annual grants to charities, but both are made possible because of money raised at the wine festival. The 2015 festival was held Jan. 23-25. Annual grant awards will be announced March 9.

In 2005 and 2010, the foundation commissioned studies to identify significant gaps in children’s services, leading to long-term initiatives involving multiple partners for comprehensive solutions. To date, $42 million has been dedicated to seven long-term endeavors.

The vision initiative, called “Now You See It,” will receive $1 million over three years from the $3.8 million awarded this year, according to a recent NCEF announcement.

The program is a collaboration of the Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic, Florida’s Vision Quest and Lighthouse of Collier. About 20,000 children a year are screened.

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Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence

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is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

Lions, Lioness, and other service clubs, working through the Lions Project can help CCI's efforts to offer greater independence and self-esteem to more people with disabilities.

CCI dogs are uniquely prepared for their lives of service by living their first 16 to 18 months with volunteer "puppy raisers." These committed, caring, unselfish people socialize the dogs, taking them everywhere: the grocery store, work, the movies, shopping, to school, out in public, on airplanes, etc. This socialization together with the loving care these special dogs receive enable them to go everywhere their masters go.


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Bonita Springs Lions Contibute

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 The Bonita Springs Lions Club is proud to support and work with the Bonita Springs Assistance Offfice
as well as the Tri-County Challenger Baseball

Terry Lamaine of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office visited the club members to accept a check for 8,000.00
from the Bonita Springs Lions Club. The assistance office has worked closely with the Lions for many years and we value our relationship with them.

BSAO’s goal is to help ordinary people that encounter a life situation creating a temporary financial hardship such as rent, mortgage, utilities, clothing, food, or health needs.

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Become a Member

As a Lions club member, you'll join a local group of service-minded men and women who are volunteering to support your community every day. You'll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a respected international organization – a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need.


Become a Member Today



When you donate to a Lions Club.

These funds go directly to helping others.

For nearly 100 years, our members have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Lions volunteer to take part in sight projects that have:

  • Saved the sight of more than 15 million children by providing eye screenings, glasses and other treatments through Sight for Kids.
  • Established or strengthened pediatric eye care centers that have helped more than 120 million children.
  • Helped halt the spread of trachoma in Ethiopia by providing 10 million doses of the sight-saving drug azithromycin annually.
  • Prevented serious vision loss for more than 30 million people worldwide.
  • Improved eye care for 100 million people by training more than 650,000 eye care professionals and building 315 eye hospitals.
  • Distributed more than 147 million treatments for river blindness.
  • Provided nearly 8 million cataract surgeries.
  • Vaccinated 41 million children in Africa against measles – a leading cause of childhood blindness.
Donations make possible our worldwide efforts to restore sight, provide disaster relief, support youth and address other humanitarian needs.

Saturday Pancake Breakfast

Simply by coming by for breakfast your donations helps others.
Every Saturday 7:30 am until 10:30 am  (Every Saturday Jan thru March 31)  For only a $6 donation

When you come out to any of our events, you will be supporting:

College Scholarships for local high school students
Lions Charitable Eye Clinic
Boy Scouts
Bonita Springs Assistance Office
Cafe of Life * Salvation Army
American Cancer Society
Foundation for the Mentallty Disabled
Challenger Baseball League
Among many others

Donate Glasses

Free for You – Priceless to Them

Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.

Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here's how you can donate glasses and help.


Drop Your Eyeglasses in Lions Collection Boxes

You can drop off your usable eye wear at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community. Typical locations include libraries, schools, community centers, places of worship, coffee shops, optometrist offices and other public locations where communities socialize and get together. For information specific to locations in your community.e have donation boxes at the Thrift Store, Eye Clinic and at various retail and medical offices throughout Bonita Springs, Esero, and Naples.

DNA Testing

The Bonita Springs Lions will be teaming up with  SOLUTIONS CONCIERGE INC

Every Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm at the Lions Center for DNA Testing.


Adverse Drug Reactions are the 4th Leading Cause of Death in the United States.

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That Lions will find ways to offer a volunteer the opportunity to become a member that fits their lifestyle
That the Lions of MD 35 will invite at least two (2) new members per club
That Lions will grow personally and professionally and realize that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated
That Lions will recognize each other’s strengths
That Lions will put principles before personalities

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Rockin' the Vest

Lions and non-Lions everywhere are talking about the newly-debuted Lions rap video "Rockin' the Vest."
In the video, real Lions members dance and sing along with an original rap song while they perform community service.
Our hope is to make this rap video go viral, to expose as many people as we can to the great work that we do and excite them about serving their communities. Partnered with four new and fun public service announcements, this rap video is designed to have potential members view us in a new way.

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Karen Taylor-Good


Songs for the Lions

A specially designed program for Lions Clubs

"Because You Serve" --- "This is my love song for the Lions. I actually wrote this song before I became a Lion --- but it means more to me each day. You all do so much --- thank you."
"We Serve" --- "An anthem to let people know Lions rock --- and they should join us!"
Karen is also a Lion, please read her story

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