We are delighted to be once again partnering with SuperValu Lucan for Christmas 2020 fundraising to support our local community. We appreciate all the support given by you the people of Lucan and particularly David and all his staff for their consistent and generous support.
If you would like to donate €2 to the Lions club you can do so by selecting the €2 donate button at the Self Checkouts or at any till throughout the store!
We really appreciate your support and 100% of funds raised will be used to support locals in need!
For many years, we have been meeting in Lucan Spa Hotel on the second Tuesday of the month – rain, hail or shine. Covid-19 changed this and we missed our April meeting but then figured out virtual meeting technology. Our first virtual meeting happened at 20:30 on 12thMay 2020, we stayed at home to meet up.
Even without a formal meeting in April, Lucan Lions Club was busy supporting local community activities. We are lucky to be firmly embedded locally and available to the community when the need arises. A request for assistance was received from Lucan Disability Action Group, an organisation we have supported in the past, to assist with the funding required to make their Buses safe for passengers and staff when transporting individuals to a local Covid-19 test centre. Funding was agreed by consensus through our WhatsApp Group. Who knew the benefit of Social Media!
In the absence of the Annual Awards Night, we “virtually” agreed to assist local, national and international initiatives using funds raised at fundraising events held particularly in SuperValu, Lucan. We remain indebted for the support given by the Management & Staff there.
The Lucan Lions Club Gourmet Dining Experience took place on Saturday 27th in Lucan Spa Hotel. Guest Chef Joe Shannon and his team cooked a beautiful meal for a sold out group of 210 friends of Lucan Lions Club. There were seven courses of the finest Irish produced food, served by a small army of staff. Joe introduced each course before serving, and spoke with passion on how he prepared the ingredients. Guests were amazed by Joe’s humorous presentation and attention to food detail. Main course – 17 hour Slow Cooked Feather-Blade of Irish Beef, was outstanding.
Also, many thanks to those who purchased tickets for the event.
Lucan Lions Club membership at present is around 16 men and women, who give willingly of their time and talents to help others.
However, it is not all work as we also enjoy the social side of Lionism, both at local and District level.
Ireland AM Celebrity Chef Joe Shannon will be preparing a delicious Gourmet Dining Experience taking place on Saturday April 27th in The Lucan Spa Hotel. Tickets€45 from any Lucan Lions Club member.
In April 1988, a group of twenty five people assembled at the Springfield Hotel, to discuss the formation of a new Lions Club. The meeting was hosted by Paddy Cotter of Maynooth/Kilcock Lions Club. People from a variety of backgrounds attended. I can recall sitting in a smoke filled resident’s lounge listening to Paddy talking about our community needs and social benefits of having a local Lions Club. There was a great response to his presentation. I signed-up while sipping tea with John McDonald and Barry Bowman.
A development plan to set up the Club was agreed. Jimmy Cox (BOI) was elected the first President of Lucan/Leixlip Lions Club. Bernard Hurley was selected as the club Secretary. Soon we were planning a Charter Dinner night. The dinner was hosted by Eoin Hickey, and it took place in the then newly opened Finnstown House Hotel.
People sometimes ask ‘what do Lions do’? Our club Moto is ‘We Serve’. In implementing this, we arrange charity events, and fundraise for local worthy causes. We often team-up with local organizations to organize events aimed at achieving certain goals in the context of helping the wider community.
There are 110 Lions Clubs in Ireland, with over three thousand members. Each club member pays an annual membership fee to cover the insurance and administrative costs of the Club. We can say for certain, therefore, that all funds raised for charity goes back directly into our community.
Lions International celebrated their 100th birthday last year. They are the largest volunteer organization in the world.
A great deal has changed in the world since 1988! Notwithstanding this, Lucan Lions Club has maintained a constant positive presence in this community. Our ethos is to embrace those who seek our help. We strive to make a difference and improve the quality of life for those less well off in our community. Our record of accomplishment in Lucan over 30 years demonstrates the impact we have made through our own initiatives or working with other local charitable organisations.
We welcome visitors and new members to our meetings, which take place in Lucan Spa Hotel on the second Tuesday of each month at 8.30pm.
Many thanks to everyone who supported our Easter Raffle with Supervalu Lucan provided all the raffle prizes and thanks to manager Ian Lynam drew the following winners; 1/ Mark Guiden, 2/ Ray Hearney, 3/ Michael McCarthy 4/ Mary Allis 5/ Sharon Nolan.
Well done to Lucan Tidy Towns who organized a village clean up on Good Friday. Many volunteers with one goal, Keep Lucan Tidy!
Diary Date: A fundraising Table Quiz in aid of Irish Down Syndrome Sporting Organisation will be hosted by Lucan Lions Club in Kenny’s back lounge on Thursday 26th April at 8.30 pm. Quizmaster Mattie McCabe.
Our next club meeting will be in Lucan Spa Hotel on Tuesday April 10th at 8.30pm. Visitors welcome.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the people of Lucan and surrounding areas to our Christmas Appeal. Every cent we collect is put back into our community. Together we can make a difference to families who are in need of a helping hand.
Westside Stage School held their annual Souper Sleepover in support of Lucan Lions Club. Many thanks to their Students for raising almost €4000, which will be presented to homeless charity Peter McVerry Trust.
Many thanks to everyone who supported Lucan Lions Club during their recent bucket collection at Tesco which realized a combined total of €2656.
This money will be distributed to Lucan families in need of support over Christmas.
Our Team are now looking forward to a busy month of December with our Christmas Appeal in full swing and running up to and including December 23rd when we all look forward to taking a break with a busy 2018 schedule of events planned.