Fairhope Lions Club Meeting Place Fairhope Yacht Club 101 Volanta Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532

01.

Award Recipient

PID Jerome Thompson with Dr. Bill Goetter, the recipient of the Aubrey D. Green Humanitarian Award 2019. Pictures were taken at the state convention held at Orange Beach, Alabama on May 3-5, 2019.

02.

The Award

The Aubrey D. Green Humanitarian Award is given annually to a non-member of the Lions Club. The Fairhope Lions Club nominated Dr. Goetter for his contribution to the citizens of Baldwin County who cannot afford medical care by establishing the Alabama Free Clinic.

03.

Fairhope Lions

Pictured are Dr. Goetter, award recipient, Joe Self (Fairhope Lions President), Dr. Joseph Fontenot (President Elect) and Sonny Howard, (Tail Twister)
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We Serve

With over 1.4 million members, Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world. We are comprised of both men and women and we’re as dedicated to helping those in need today as we were over 100 years ago when we first began.

Fairhope Lions Club

If you are interested in joining our group of community-minded individuals please come to one of our meetings at the Fairhope Yacht Club. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. The Fairhope Yacht Club is located at 101 Volanta Ave.

2021-2022 Officers

President Lion Chad Jackson Vice President Lion Linda Fontenot Secretary Lion Beth Johnston Treasurer Lion Ling Jackson Membership Chair Lion Marina Hodge Tail Twister Lion Tom Johnston Lion Tamer Lion Ray Hartwell Communications Chair Lion Linda Fontenot LCIF Coordinator Lion Bill Clarke

“The opportunity I bring to you, Lions, is this: To foster and sponsor

the work of the American Foundation for the Blind. Will you not help

me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no

little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I

appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who

are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves

Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?”

- Helen Keller, 1925

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collection boxes!

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Please plan on joining us for our 15th Annual Fairhope Lions Club Tournament on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Quail Creek Golf Course. The tournament raises funds to support the Environment, Vision Care, Childhood Diabetes, Hunger Relief, and Childhood Cancer in our community through partnerships with Ecumenical Ministries, Alabama Free Clinic, Prodisee Pantry, Camp Seale Harris, Camp Rap-A-Hope, and others. This year’s tournament will offer a FREE 2021 Chevrolet Equinox from Terry Thompson Chevrolet, and $10,000 CASH from Dream Vacations for holes-in-one on two designated Par 3’s, (one winner only per hole). Cash prizes will also be awarded for Team Low Gross and Low Net scores. Registration and Lunch, provided by Publix Super Market, will begin at 11:00 am, with a Shotgun Start at 12:00 pm, and Awards at 5:00 pm.
Front row from left to right is: Chad Jackson, Jerry Gottstine, DeAnn Servos (Prodisee Pantry), Dr. Joe Fontenot, Linda Fontenot, and our Club President, Paul Grundhoefer.
On February 20, 2020, the Fairhope Lions presented their annual donation to help support the Prodisee Pantry operation. The Club also conducts an annual vision screening event at the Prodisee Pantry facility for their clients.
Fairhope Lions Club at Volunteer Fair
The Fairhope Lions Club was proud to take part in a Volunteer Fair sponsored by the Nix Senior Center in Fairhope, Alabama, on March 5th, 2020. The annual event brings together numerous community outreach organizations in an effort to show senior citizens ways they can get involved supporting the community through volunteerism. It’s also a great opportunity for organizations to get noticed by local seniors attending the Fair. Shown in the picture from left to right are Fairhope Lion members Sonny Howard, Tom Johnston, and Jerry Gottstine, three of eight Club members who were present for the 3-hour event to promote Lionism and the Fairhope Club.

Fairhope Lions Club awards Luke Lancaster Scholarship

Lions Steve Butler and Joseph Fontenot presenting the 2020-2021 recipient of The Fairhope Lions Club’s Luke Lancaster $1000 scholarship to Kennedy Constantini. Kennedy graduated from Daphne High School with a cumulative GPA 4.49 (weighted), 4.0 (unweighted), and a 30 on the ACT. While maintaining academic standards (member of the National Honors Society since 2017), she was actively involved with the Student Government Association, the Key Club, and the Daphne Swim and Dive Team on which she served as co-captain her senior year. Although Kennedy was involved in school activities, she found time to visit residents weekly at the Veterans Home and participate in the Girls Service Club. Kennedy worked also at Flowers, ETC. as a delivery driver and retail specialist. Kennedy is excited about pursuing her dream of becoming an engineer. She has been accepted in the School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
2021 Melvin Jones Award from the Fairhope Lions Club Lion Bill Bonniwell was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for dedicated humanitarian services. Lion Bonniwell became a Lion and joined the Fairhope Club in 2017. Since then, he has been actively involved in all Club projects and events. He has Chaired the Club’s annual Golf Tournament for three years, lead campaigns to increase funding and awareness for Prodisee Pantry, Alabama Free Clinic, and Camp Rapahope. He has Chaired the Membership Growth Committee, served as Club Treasurer for two years and Club President this past year. His leadership kept the Club together and active in the community in spite of COVID 19 restrictions.

Fairhope Lions Club Helps

Fairhope High School Band

Program Purchase Coolers

On November 3rd, Lion Steve Butler, representing the Fairhope Lions Club, presented a $500 check to the Fairhope High School Band. Members of the band program, the “Wind Ensemble” (an elite-level symphonic band in the program) were in attendance to receive the check. Pictured below are the members of the “Wind Ensemble” holding coolers that were purchased.
At our Club meeting Thursday, March 18th, 2021, we presented the Executive Director of Camp Rapahope, Melissa McNichol, with an Xbox One, Series S, pre-loaded with 24 games, and a tuition check for two children to attend Rapahope’s Camp Week this summer. Camp Rapahope is a terrific organization that serves and cares for children with cancer. Their Camp Week is renowned for allowing children the opportunity to put cancer on hold and just have fun. The photo on the left shows Lions Joe and Linda Fontenot presenting the Xbox One to Melissa McNichol. The group photo shows the Club presenting the Camp Week tuition check to Melissa McNichol.

Fairhope Lions Club Membership Growth Event

Our Club had a Membership Growth Event at the Fairhope Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 26th. We had 30 people in attendance, 11 were potential new member guests. Four guests joined the Club that evening and two more committed to join the Club. Community Service was the central theme of the evening’s program. Our Keynote Speakers were Executive Directors DeAnn Servos from Prodisee Pantry, Sally Dean from Ecumenical Ministries, and Melissa McNichol from Camp Rapahope. All three shared with the group what their organizations do to help those in need, and how the Fairhope Lions Club supports their efforts.
New Club members Kathryn Bridges, Rachel Hartman, Amy Strickland, and Gale Croft with Lions Ling & Chad Jackson
Event attendees listening to opening Remarks from President Bill Bonniwell
New Member Kenya Young with Past District Governors Mary Turner, Yvonne Burroughs, and Lion Lynne Clarke
Club President Bill Bonniwell and guest Mike Giordanelli with a collage of recent Club Service Activities.
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Fairhope Lions Club Meeting Place Fairhope Yacht Club 101 Volanta Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532

01.

Award Recipient

PID Jerome Thompson with Dr. Bill Goetter, the recipient of the Aubrey D. Green Humanitarian Award 2019. Pictures were taken at the state convention held at Orange Beach, Alabama on May 3-5, 2019.

02.

The Award

The Aubrey D. Green Humanitarian Award is given annually to a non-member of the Lions Club. The Fairhope Lions Club nominated Dr. Goetter for his contribution to the citizens of Baldwin County who cannot afford medical care by establishing the Alabama Free Clinic.

03.

Fairhope Lions

Pictured are Dr. Goetter, award recipient, Joe Self (Fairhope Lions President), Dr. Joseph Fontenot (President Elect) and Sonny Howard, (Tail Twister)

We Serve

With over 1.4 million members, Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world. We are comprised of both men and women and we’re as dedicated to helping those in need today as we were over 100 years ago when we first began.

Fairhope Lions Club

If you are interested in joining our group of community- minded individuals please come to one of our meetings at the Fairhope Yacht Club. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. The Fairhope Yacht Club is located at 101 Volanta Ave.

2021-2022 Officers

President Lion Chad Jackson Vice President Lion Linda Fontenot Secretary Lion Beth Johnston Treasurer Lion Ling Jackson Membership Chair Lion Marina Hodge Tail Twister Lion Tom Johnston Lion Tamer Lion Ray Hartwell Communications Chair Lion Linda Fontenot LCIF Coordinator Lion Bill Clarke

“The opportunity I bring to you,

Lions, is this: To foster and

sponsor the work of the American

Foundation for the Blind. Will you

not help me hasten the day when

there shall be no preventable

blindness; no little deaf, blind

child untaught; no blind man or

woman unaided? I appeal to you

Lions, you who have your sight,

your hearing, you who are strong

and brave and kind. Will you not

constitute yourselves Knights of

the Blind in this crusade against

darkness?”

- Helen Keller, 1925

Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.

Donate your old eyeglasses at our

collection boxes!

You will find them at these locations.

Please plan on joining us for our 15th Annual Fairhope Lions Club Tournament on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Quail Creek Golf Course. The tournament raises funds to support the Environment, Vision Care, Childhood Diabetes, Hunger Relief, and Childhood Cancer in our community through partnerships with Ecumenical Ministries, Alabama Free Clinic, Prodisee Pantry, Camp Seale Harris, Camp Rap-A-Hope, and others. This year’s tournament will offer a FREE 2021 Chevrolet Equinox from Terry Thompson Chevrolet, and $10,000 CASH from Dream Vacations for holes-in-one on two designated Par 3’s, (one winner only per hole). Cash prizes will also be awarded for Team Low Gross and Low Net scores. Registration and Lunch, provided by Publix Super Market, will begin at 11:00 am, with a Shotgun Start at 12:00 pm, and Awards at 5:00 pm.
Front row from left to right is: Chad Jackson, Jerry Gottstine, DeAnn Servos (Prodisee Pantry), Dr. Joe Fontenot, Linda Fontenot, and our Club President, Paul Grundhoefer.
On February 20, 2020, the Fairhope Lions presented their annual donation to help support the Prodisee Pantry operation. The Club also conducts an annual vision screening event at the Prodisee Pantry facility for their clients.
Fairhope Lions Club at Volunteer Fair
The Fairhope Lions Club was proud to take part in a Volunteer Fair sponsored by the Nix Senior Center in Fairhope, Alabama, on March 5th, 2020. The annual event brings together numerous community outreach organizations in an effort to show senior citizens ways they can get involved supporting the community through volunteerism. It’s also a great opportunity for organizations to get noticed by local seniors attending the Fair. Shown in the picture from left to right are Fairhope Lion members Sonny Howard, Tom Johnston, and Jerry Gottstine, three of eight Club members who were present for the 3-hour event to promote Lionism and the Fairhope Club.

Fairhope Lions Club awards Luke

Lancaster Scholarship

Lions Steve Butler and Joseph Fontenot presenting the 2020-2021 recipient of The Fairhope Lions Club’s Luke Lancaster $1000 scholarship to Kennedy Constantini. Kennedy graduated from Daphne High School with a cumulative GPA 4.49 (weighted), 4.0 (unweighted), and a 30 on the ACT. While maintaining academic standards (member of the National Honors Society since 2017), she was actively involved with the Student Government Association, the Key Club, and the Daphne Swim and Dive Team on which she served as co-captain her senior year. Although Kennedy was involved in school activities, she found time to visit residents weekly at the Veterans Home and participate in the Girls Service Club. Kennedy worked also at Flowers, ETC. as a delivery driver and retail specialist. Kennedy is excited about pursuing her dream of becoming an engineer. She has been accepted in the School of Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
2021 Melvin Jones Award from the Fairhope Lions Club Lion Bill Bonniwell was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for dedicated humanitarian services. Lion Bonniwell became a Lion and joined the Fairhope Club in 2017. Since then, he has been actively involved in all Club projects and events. He has Chaired the Club’s annual Golf Tournament for three years, lead campaigns to increase funding and awareness for Prodisee Pantry, Alabama Free Clinic, and Camp Rapahope. He has Chaired the Membership Growth Committee, served as Club Treasurer for two years and Club President this past year. His leadership kept the Club together and active in the community in spite of COVID 19 restrictions.

Fairhope Lions Club Helps

Fairhope High School Band

Program Purchase Coolers

On November 3rd, Lion Steve Butler, representing the Fairhope Lions Club, presented a $500 check to the Fairhope High School Band. Members of the band program, the “Wind Ensemble” (an elite-level symphonic band in the program) were in attendance to receive the check. Pictured below are the members of the “Wind Ensemble” holding coolers that were purchased.
At our Club meeting Thursday, March 18th, 2021, we presented the Executive Director of Camp Rapahope, Melissa McNichol, with an Xbox One, Series S, pre- loaded with 24 games, and a tuition check for two children to attend Rapahope’s Camp Week this summer. Camp Rapahope is a terrific organization that serves and cares for children with cancer. Their Camp Week is renowned for allowing children the opportunity to put cancer on hold and just have fun. The photo on the left shows Lions Joe and Linda Fontenot presenting the Xbox One to Melissa McNichol. The group photo shows the Club presenting the Camp Week tuition check to Melissa McNichol.

Fairhope Lions Club

Membership Growth Event

Our Club had a Membership Growth Event at the Fairhope Yacht Club on Wednesday, May 26th. We had 30 people in attendance, 11 were potential new member guests. Four guests joined the Club that evening and two more committed to join the Club. Community Service was the central theme of the evening’s program. Our Keynote Speakers were Executive Directors DeAnn Servos from Prodisee Pantry, Sally Dean from Ecumenical Ministries, and Melissa McNichol from Camp Rapahope. All three shared with the group what their organizations do to help those in need, and how the Fairhope Lions Club supports their efforts.
New Club members Kathryn Bridges, Rachel Hartman, Amy Strickland, and Gale Croft with Lions Ling & Chad Jackson
Event attendees listening to opening Remarks from President Bill Bonniwell
New Member Kenya Young with Past District Governors Mary Turner, Yvonne Burroughs, and Lion Lynne Clarke
Club President Bill Bonniwell and guest Mike Giordanelli with a collage of recent Club Service Activities.
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