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

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For the past 15 years the Fairhope Lions Club has been supported by the generosity of our amazing community. From our wonderful sponsors to our talented golfers we cannot be more thankful for the community’s continued support. This year’s tournament was a huge success! We had 72 players enjoy a day of golf, good food, and good times. Thank you to everyone who supported us. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Please enjoy the attached photos form the day’s event.
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.

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.
2021 Golf Tournament was a Huge Success!
Prodisee Pantry Check Presentation At a Club meeting on October 21, 2021, Lions Sonny Howard & Amy Strickland presented DeAnn Servos, Executive Director of Prodisee Pantry, with a $1000.00 check from the Club’s golf tournament to help fight hunger by feeding 40 families of four for a week with nutritious meals
Vision Screening Event at Prodisee Pantry Our Club had a Vision Screening Event at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort on April 14, 2022. In addition to acuity screening, we had an optometrist present to perform glaucoma testing. We registered 26 folks for screening and sent 13 on to Walmart for a complete eye exam and glasses. Photo on left is the registration team: Bill Clarke, Bill Bonniwell, Ling Jackson, Club President Chad Jackson, Sonny Howard, Kathryn Bridges, and Amy Strickland. Photo on right is Lions and Optometrist that performed the acuity screening and glaucoma testing. They are from left to right: Bill Bonniwell, Ronald and Cynthia Tatum, (Alabama Lions Sight), Dr. Joe Fontenot, and Dr Cheri Glaus, O.D
Fairhope Lions Club Meeting Place Fairhope Yacht Club 101 Volanta Ave, Fairhope, AL 36532

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Website design and hosting by North Mobile Internet Services, Inc.
For the past 15 years the Fairhope Lions Club has been supported by the generosity of our amazing community. From our wonderful sponsors to our talented golfers we cannot be more thankful for the community’s continued support. This year’s tournament was a huge success! We had 72 players enjoy a day of golf, good food, and good times. Thank you to everyone who supported us. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Please enjoy the attached photos form the day’s event.
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.

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.
2021 Golf Tournament was a Huge Success!
Prodisee Pantry Check Presentation At a Club meeting on October 21, 2021, Lions Sonny Howard & Amy Strickland presented DeAnn Servos, Executive Director of Prodisee Pantry, with a $1000.00 check from the Club’s golf tournament to help fight hunger by feeding 40 families of four for a week with nutritious meals
Vision Screening Event at Prodisee Pantry Our Club had a Vision Screening Event at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort on April 14, 2022. In addition to acuity screening, we had an optometrist present to perform glaucoma testing. We registered 26 folks for screening and sent 13 on to Walmart for a complete eye exam and glasses. Photo on left is the registration team: Bill Clarke, Bill Bonniwell, Ling Jackson, Club President Chad Jackson, Sonny Howard, Kathryn Bridges, and Amy Strickland. Photo on right is Lions and Optometrist that performed the acuity screening and glaucoma testing. They are from left to right: Bill Bonniwell, Ronald and Cynthia Tatum, (Alabama Lions Sight), Dr. Joe Fontenot, and Dr Cheri Glaus, O.D