Friends, fin­ery and fundrais­ing

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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