Friends, finery and fundraising
MEMBERS of Sugarloaf Lions donned their finery recently to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a glittering ball in the Glenview.
The event was held to mark the special occasion and also to raise money for Wicklow Hospice Foundation.
Friends and supporters of the club joined them on the night, as well as visitors from neighbouring Lions clubs.
Sugarloaf Lions Club was founded in November 1967 and officially chartered in January 1968. Historically the club consists of a group of 20 - 30 committed individuals who have given voluntarily of their time to make a difference in the community locally, nationally and internationally through the Lions Club worldwide organisation (LCIF).
The Sugarloaf Lions Club came about as a result of Lion Eric Webb of the Dublin Lions Club coming to Greystones to encourage the setting up of a new club in the North Wicklow area. The first meeting was convened in the La Touche Hotel. They have an organisational motto ‘We Serve’ observed by all Lions Clubs and a local club motto ‘Nothing done today will solve the problems of tomorrow’. Together these simple statements embody all that is good about the Sugarloaf club and Lionism in general.
They aim to continue to identify needs in the community and seek to assist in finding solutions to those needs either through direct action ourselves or working with other charities.
President Tom O’Sullivan, Tony Mahony, District Governor Teresa Dineen and founder member Paddy Dunne.
Mick Lernihan, Maura Lernihan, Dymphna O’Sullivan, President Tom O’Sullivan, Shiela Kiernan and Brendan Kiernan.
Dymphna O’Sullivan, Jan Bracken, Mags Nolan and Shana Pearse.
Mick and Maura Lernihan with Gerry and Catherine Traynor.