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                                         Frequently Asked Questions

Is meeting attendance required?

Meeting attendance is not required. We have many members who are away for much of the year and others who can attend meetings only once in a while.

What are the general attendance requirements for the Club?

Our motto is "We Serve", whether you volunteer a couple hours of your time or several hours there is not a hard and fast rule as to how much time you are required to donate to the Club. Whatever you can do is greatly appreciated!!  The more you are able to put in the more satisfaction you will get back.

Where and when are meetings held?

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The social hour starts at 6:30pm and the dinner begins at 7:00pm with a short program following the dinner. Meetings are normally held at the Episcopal Church Social Hall on Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach.

How much does it cost to be a member?

The membership application is $70.00. This includes a Lions vest, membership kit and pin and registration with Lions International.

The annual dues are:

$115.00 without meals

$250.00 including meals for all dinners

Dues may be paid bi-annually, (every 6 months):

$60.00 without meals

$130.00 including meals for all dinners

*membership scholarships are available on a limited basis

 Why should I join?

The needs of the world and our community can be overwhelming. Here is an opportunity to work with other like-minded people in caring for others through fund-raising and community activities as well as develop new friendships in the world’s largest service club.

   

 

BEACH LIONS RETURN 100% OF ALL FUNDSRAISED TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH NEEDED SERVICES FOR THOSE LESS FORTUNATE

EYESIGHT SAVING SERVICES!  

  

·  Provide eye glasses for those in need -our Club has paid for thousands of eye surgeries and glasses. 

·  Provide eye surgery for those who can’t afford it

·  Provide guide dogs for the blind (at no cost)

·  Provide hearing dogs for the deaf (at no cost)

·  Provide hearing aids for those who are in need

·  Provide medicine and food during disasters

·  Support three eye banks in Florida (over 90% World Wide)

·  Provide cornea for transplants (over 10,000 in Florida)

·  Operate Eye and Tissue Banks (all organs)

·  Support Girl and Boy Scout Programs

·  Operate a youth exchange program

·  Support recreational programs

·  Support and sponsor Little League

·  Sponsor Youth Soccer team 

·  Provide Diabetes research

·  Provide screening for glaucoma and diabetes

·  Provide all types of eye testing and screening

·  Operate drug training for teachers (quest)

·  Provide services for senior citizens

·  Provide scholarships for local worthy students

·  Provide community leader awards (Outstanding Citizens)

·  Operate Sight First to eliminate 80% of blindness worldwide

·  Train, assist, and support individuals that are blind and have one or more other disabilities

·  We are Original Sponsors of the Ft. Myers Beach Little League

·  We provide funds yearly for the Beach Library to purchase books in braille to add to their offerings. 

 


INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS   

Invitation-Application For Membership

Lions Club Name: Ft. Myers Beach Lions Club

Member Sponsor:_____________________________              Membership Chair: Jerry Tatarian

First Name: ________________________ MI: _____ Last Name:________________ Suffix: ____________

Gender:   Male        Female                 Occupation: __________________________________________________

Date of Birth: ______________________ Spouse’s Name:______________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

City: ____________________________ State: ____ Zip:_________ Country: ______________

Phone: ________________________ Email: _________________________________________

Please review qualification criteria and fees for the followingLcirle)

I am a: New Member    Former Member      Transfer Member Member Number: __________________________ (If unknown, email stats@lionsclubs.org)

Previous Club Name:___________________________ Previous Club Number: ____________

Family Member   Student Member   Current or Former Leo

Enclosed is $__________ as an entrance fee, in addition to $__________ for international, multiple district and club dues.

I accept membership into Lions Clubs International and that the standards are limited to persons moral character and reputation. I recognize the importance of rendering personal service to my community in cooperation with other civic-minded persons. I understand that membership is not valid until approved by the club’s board of directors.

Signature __________________________________________ Date:______________________ MISSION STATEMENTTO EMPOWER volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.