SI Lions Annual Island Roadside Cleanup – 4/24/21 – “Love Where You Live”

Lion Susan Binder headed up the “Love Where You Live” cleanup effort and considered it a great success.  According to Susan,  we had over 70 participants. And the trash collection truck was loaded when she left at 12:30 pm… and continued to be filled after that.

Here are some photos from the event in a slideshow:

Member Gathering – January 2020

About 30 Lions and guests gathered at the Osprey Bar and Lounge in the Shelter Island House on Thursday, January 16th for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. One new member was inducted — Pamela (Pam) Pospisil, a well-known Islander architect who, among her other activities supporting the community, donated her services as architect for our Lions Centennial Pavilion at Wades Beach.   Pam was sponsored by Jennie Adler.  Here’s a photo following the induction:

Left to right: Membership Co-Chair Don Dunning, new Lion Pam, her sponsor Jennie Adler, and Membership Co-Chair Archer Brown.

November 2019 Dinner Meeting

Some 45 Lions and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Osprey Bar and Lounge in the Shelter Island House on Thursday, November 21st.  Two new Lions, Chris Carey and Jim Gereghty  were inducted by District 20S Governor Marianne Tremaroli. DG Marianne was accompanied by her husband, Past International Director Steve Tremaroli.  Lion Tom Cronin and Islander Toby Green described their amazing adventure and fundraiser — their jet ski trip this past summer from Shelter Island down to Key West and back — some 3200 miles in open ocean.  Here are a few photos from the event:

District Governor Marianne Tremaroli

DG Marianne speaking and some of the Lions at the meeting

DG Tremaroli inducting Lions Chris Carey (left) and Jim Gereghty (right)

New Lions Chris & Jim

Lion Tom Cronin describes their jet ski launch from Wades Beach


64th Annual Scallop Dinner

Our annual Scallop Dinner on Sunday was a unqualified success! A total of 251 dinners were served and we netted over $800 in the 50/50 raffle. The proceeds from the dinner and the raffle will be used to continue our support of the Shelter Island Community in numerous ways, including family help, youth activities, and fuel assistance.  Thanks to all who served. Here are a few photos in a slideshow:

2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament

The 2nd Annual Shelter Island Lions Cornhole Tournament was held on August 6th at the Sunset Beach Resort and was a great success in terms of fun & excitement for the participants & spectators, as well as the proceeds received in support of the 501(c)(3) Shelter Island Lions Club Foundation.  A total of 44 teams competed in the sometimes “fierce” competition and about 50 spectators watched.  All enjoyed the great hamburgers & hot dogs, salad, and drinks.  The winning team was “The Matts” – Matt Belt-Cappellino and Matt Dunning.  They defeated the Jay Card & Jay Card father & son team in the finals.  Here are some photos from the event. 

Officer/Director Installation and Member Awards Dinnercleeanup
June 20, 2019

Approximately 70 Lions and their guests enjoyed a great Installation and Awards dinner at The Pridwin on June 20, 2019.  Mike Bebon (sponsored by Mary-Faith Westervelt) and Patrick Rutledge (sponsored by Dave Roggie) were inducted as new members.  Approximately 20 members of the recently formed Leos/Young Lions Club (calling themselves the Simbas) at the Shelter Island School) were able to join us for the dinner.  Past President Jim Read presented Lion Frank Adipietro the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for his many years of humanitarian service to the Club, Lions Clubs International and the Shelter Island community.  Several Lions received pins for their anniversaries as Lions, most notably Hap Bowditch for his 45th year (given first incorrectly & then humorously re-given by Lion Janet D’Amato.) The outgoing and incoming Presidents and other officers of the Young Lions/Simbas Club were honored by Lion Peter Miedema.  The Lions Club’s Immediate Past President Dave Roggie provided a synopsis of his very successful year in fundraising and events and incoming President Mary-Faith Westervelt laid out some of her plans/priorities for the coming year.

Here’s a slideshow of some photos from the evening.