2022 Holiday Dinner

The 2022 annual Holiday Dinner was held at The Ram’s Head Inn on Thursday, December 15th.   68 Lions and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner.  We were honored to have the District 20S Governor, Douglas Marange, conduct the induction ceremony for 11 new Lions.  We were also honored to have Past District Governor and current MD20 LCIF Representative Lorri Rieger and 1st Vice Governor Peter Tamsin join us.   PDG Lorri provided a very information short talk concerning LCIF donations and grants.  Here are a few photos from the event in a slideshow:


Memorial Day Barbecue

We purchased about 240 burgers and hot dogs for the traditional Memorial Day community event and had at least 30 Lions help with the set-up, serving and grilling, and take down.  A big Thank You goes to all Lions and friends who helped make the day very special.  Some photos from the parade, ceremony, and BBQ are shown in the following slide show.

Citizenship Award Dinner

Approximately 125 Lions, Shelter Island residents, and their guests attended the 2022 Citizenship Award Dinner and enjoyed a great meal at the Gardiner’s Bay Country Club on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  Ken and Marilynn Pysher were honored for their many years of volunteer service to the Shelter Island community.  Here are a few photos from the event:

April Dinner Meeting

Our April dinner meeting in the Center Firehouse was catered by Maria’s Kitchen & titled “Build a Burrito Night.”  All Lions and guests enjoyed a delicious Mexican dinner.  Our guest speakers were from CAST (formerly Community Action Southold Town, now Center for Advocacy, Support, and Transportation) and Lion Archer Brown inducted new Lion Don Regan, sponsored by Lion Ed Brennan.

Membership Director Archer Brown performed the induction ceremony for new Lion Don Regan (on right), with his sponsor Lion Ed Brennan observing

Cathy Demeroto, Executive Director, and Karina Hayes (on right), Food Relief Program Manager, provided an informative presentation on CAST activities

SI Lions Annual Roadside Cleanup

On Saturday, April 9th, SI Lions and community volunteers picked up trash bags, gloves and safety vests at the Community Center/Legion Hall and collected all the trash they could find on the roadsides & beaches on Shelter Island.   SI Lions 3rd VP Susan Binder planned and organized the event.  A Shelter Island Highway Department dump truck was filled wth the trash and the roadsides are now quite noticeably cleaner — many thanks to all of the volunteers.  Here are a few photos from the cleanup effort:

Lion Chris in Florida

Lion Chris Carey volunteered with the Lions of the Naples Lions Club (in MD35) at a Spring Training game of the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, FL.   Here are a couple of pics he sent up to us:

March 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Meeting

The Shelter Island Firemen, led by Chef Jamie Cogan, served us a delicious (St. Patrick’s Day) corned beef and cabbage dinner at the Center Firehouse on March 17, 2022.  Five new Lions were inducted, including Rev. Stephen and Amy Adkison (sponsored by John D’Amato), Brett Surerus (sponsored by Janet D’Amato), Sara Gordon (sponsored by Peter Vielbig), and Cathy Driscoll (sponsored by Mary-Faith Westervelt).   The dinner speaker was Lion Terry Lucas, Director of the Shelter Island Public Library, who spoke on “SI Library Listening Session — Help Us Plan Our Future”.  She is seeking suggestions and opinions from all community members concerning the possible expansion of the library.   Here are some photos from the event:

Lion Terry Lucas, speaking about the potential library expansion.

Membership Co-Chair Archer Brown inducting Lions Sara Gordon, Cathy Driscoll, Brett Surerus, Rev. Stephen Adkison, and Amy Taylor-Adkison