The Jekyll Island Lions Club is a service organization with the main purpose of serving the community and promoting projects for the benefit of the sightless. The Lions meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (September through May) at McCormick's Grill for dinner and fellowship.
Annual service projects support and raise money for Georgia Lions Camp, White Cane, Salvation Army, Lions Lighthouse, Leader Dog, and Lions Club International. Fund raisers include the sale of the Jekyll Island phone book and selling cheese wheels during the fall and winter seasons.
The club also displays American flags on national holidays and rings the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas Time.
For the 2015/2016 year the Jekyll Island Lions Club contributed to the following organizations:
Lions Lighthouse Foundation - $2,500.00
Leader Dog - $2,800.00
Sights for Students - $1,000.00
Camp for the Blind - $4,500.00
Local Eye Care - $2,730.00
Learning Ally - $400.00
Salvation Army - $2,574.00
Total for 2016 Year - $16,504
Meetings and Membership
The Lions Club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 pm. at McCormick's Grill. Persons interested in exploring membership may call Jim Gertis (912)222-2783 or Howard Sculthorpe (912)635-2866.
Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world, with 1.35 million plus members in over 46,000 clubs in over 200 countries around the world, dedicated to improving the lives of people devastated by sicknesses especially vision and hearing problems. They also donate funds to address natural catastrophes, such as the tsunami in Japan, the earthquake in Haiti and the typhoon in the Philippines. Explore LCI at the following link: