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Howth/Sutton Lions Club are part of Ireland District 133 of Lions Clubs International which is an international non-political service organization established originally in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones. As of April 2019, it had over 47,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in 200 countries around the world
Our geographical area of responsibility ranges east-west from the Howth Peninsula to Raheny. The area includes all districts from Howth to Coolock, Bonnybrook and Darndale, and parts of Raheny, i.e. Dublin postal districts 5,13 and part of 17.
John joined Howth/Sutton Lions in 1979 and was previously Club President in 1983/84. He has served in a variety of capacities on the Lions District Cabinet including Chairman of the Annual Holiday for the old and lonely from 1990 to 1995.
As Lions we have many world-scale projects such as restoring sight and preventing measles. However, Irish Lions Clubs operate a range of projects that include diabetes screening, a food appeal, support for Guide Dogs, a senior citizens holiday, carers weekends, Message In A Bottle, a variety of youth projects/support, spectacle recycling and much more.
Like all of the 108 Lions Clubs spread throughout Ireland, we try to respond to a wide range of Community needs, such as raising funds for local charities, providing bursaries and scholarships to help with education and donating mini-buses for special needs transport.Raheny Hospice and Don Bosco Care are among the local charities that we like to fundraise for.
Some of our other activities include providing financial assistance for environmental projects such as the Bayside Community Association in their creation of a community Orchard, sponsoring football gear for one of Baldoyle United’s underage teams and getting involved in local heritage projects such as the restoration of the Howth Martello Tower.
Membership of a Lions Club is by invitation but all Clubs welcome new members so if you would like to help us in our work, please contact your local Lions Club and they will take it from there.
When it comes to serving our local community there is no better way of doing it than through a Lions Club. If you are interested in helping others, we have a project that will allow you to achieve this.
We help the young and the old. We help the blind and the sighted. While most of our work is focussed on our local communities, we have many Third World projects.We have Environmental ProjectsAnd much more…….