2017 Scallop Dinner

The 62nd annual Shelter Island Lions Club Scallop Dinner was held at The Pridwin Hotel on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.   Some 234 tickets were sold — a very successful event, thanks to the organizational skill of the event chair & 1st Vice President, Lion Dave Roggie, the outstanding Maître d’ effort by Lion Jim Read, and the hard work by the many Lions servers and kitchen staff.   Here is a slide show of some photos from the event:

2017 Snapper Derby

On September 2, 2017 at the Youth Center/Legion Hall grounds.

 Officer Installation and Member Awards Dinner, June 15, 2017

The Shelter Island Lions Club held its annual Officer Installation and Member Awards Dinner at the Pridwin Hotel on June 15th, attended by approximately 50 Lions and their guests.


District 20S Governor Balan Nagraj and Vice District 20S Governor Richard Irizarry very kindly attended our dinner and installed our 2017-2018 officers.



Membership Director Don Dunning inducted Suzanne Walsh into the Club and Lionism.

Congratulations Lion Suzanne.


Lion Jack Moanaghan presented Past President Mary Kanarvogel with the Club’s Melvin Jones Fellowship award for 2017.

Well deserved, Lion Mary.  Congratulations!


 Citizenship Award Dinner, May 25, 2017

The Shelter Island Lions Club was proud to honor Tippi and Al Bevan with its Citizenship Award for 2017 for their tireless and long term dedication to serving our community through delivering Meals on Wheels to home-bound senior citizens and managing the Shelter Island Food Pantry.   The award dinner was held at the Pridwin Hotel on Shelter Island on May 25, 2017 and was attended by over 100 Lions and guests.  Here are some photos from the event:


Dinner Meeting April 20, 2017

District 20S Governor Balan Nagraj & Vice District 20S Governor (and President of the North Babylon Lions Club) Richard Irizarry visited the Shelter Island Lions Club on Thursday, April 20th. A great dinner was again enjoyed by all at The Tavern in the Shelter Island House.   DG Nagraj and VDG Irizary described the many upcoming Lions International and District 20S activities, including the Lions 2017 Multiple District-20 New York/Bermuda Convention, Lake Placid, New York, on May 05 – 07, 2017 and the 100th annual Lions Clubs International Convention in Chicago, IL, on June 30 – July 4, 2017.  Below are photos of DG Nagraj (on the left) and VDG Irizarry (on the right) presenting at the dinner.


Dinner Meeting March 16, 2017

At our dinner meeting on March 16th, held at The Tavern, Dr. Frank Emmett, General Manager of the Shelter Island Bucks baseball team, provided a presentation on the status of Bucks baseball for the Summer 2017 season.  Housing is needed for many of the Bucks players, so if you have an extra room and would like to host a player for the months of June and July please contact Frank or Dave Gurney.  Click here for information on the Bucks 2017 schedule, scheduled to begin on June 2nd. And volunteers will be needed to cook hot dogs & hamburgers and staff the snack stand at many of the home games.  Please contact Lion Frank Vecchio to volunteer.

Induction of New Members


At the Club’s dinner meeting on November 17th at the Shelter Island House, Kimberlea Rea was inducted in a ceremony conducted by Membership Chairman Don Dunning .



At the Holiday Dinner meeting on December 15th at the Ram’s Head, Lion Don inducted Fr. Charles McCarron, with sponsor Dave Roggie looking on.