‘30 Years of Service’

Celebrating 30 Years of Service

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.
Lions Club members both past and present were celebrating ‘30 years of Service’ in our community.  President Mattie McCabe welcomed all the guests, including many local election candidates, Senator Joan Freeman and Lions Club District Governor Frank O’Donoghue. Musical interlude was provided by Westside Performing Arts, Nicola Gainey.
Super Valu Lucan all smiles as Ian Lynam receives an award!
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.

Joan Freeman from Pieta House

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm at Lucan Spa Hotel.

Lucan Lions Club ’30 years of service’

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.

Lucan Lions Club

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.

Ray Barnes PRO

Fundraising Table Quiz

Lucan Lions Club – Fundraising Table Quiz

In aid of

Irish Down Syndrome Sporting Organisation

In support of Team Ireland and Lucan team members

Maeve Phillips and Eoin Tully

Competing in the  World DS Swimming Championships in Truro, Nova Scotia in July 2018

Table Quiz in Kenny’s Lounge on Thursday 26th April 2018 at 8.30pm

Team of 4 – €40   – Quizmaster: Mattie McCabe

 Hope to see great support for our local DS swimmers and Team Ireland.

 Enquiries or donations to: Mattie McCabe 087 9006999 – email: matmccabe@eircom.net

Easter at Lucan Lions Club

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.

Mattie McCabe presenting a cheque for €3852

Lucan Lions Club in association with Lucan’s Westside Performing Arts recently held their annual sponsored sleepover to raise funds and awareness for the Peter McVerry Trust. The event was held in Lucan’s Church of Ireland Parish Centre with 100 Westside Students  camping in for the night.

Once again, the fundraising target was exceeded and pictured above is Lucan Lions Club President Mattie McCabe presenting a cheque for €3852 to Peter McVerry who was recently visiting Lucan’s St Mary’s Parish Centre for the Justice and Peace – Lenten Talk about Families in Homelessness.

THANK YOU

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.

Lucan Lions Club wishes to thank our loyal collectors at SuperValu, Tesco, and Eurospar. We also received great support from TY students in Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan Community College, Lucan Scouts and St Josephs Secondary School. Their involvement in SuperValu Bag Packing was fantastic and much appreciated by busy shoppers.

The result of Lucan Lions Club Christmas Raffle, sponsored by SuperValu

1.Mary Murphy 2. Grace Lombard 3. Teresa Torsney 4. Brigid McMahon 5. Jenny O’Neill 6. Delia Bannon.

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.

Liberty, Intelligence, and Our Nations’ Safety

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.

Food Appeal

Eurospar, Ballyowen, December 8th, 9th & 10th

Bag Packing

December 15th & 16th SuperValu Lucan

Interval Raffle Spa Hotel Christmas Shows

December 15th & 16th

Souper Sleepover in partnership with Westside Performing Arts

December 16th – in aid of Peter McVerry Trust.

Christmas Raffle sponsored by SuperValu, 6 Luxury Hampers

December 21st Draw will take place in SuperValu

Christmas Food Appeal

December 21st, 22nd & 23rd SuperValu Lucan

Lucan Lions Club meet next Tuesday in Lucan Spa Hotel

December 12th at 8.30pm. Volunteers are always welcome.

Christmas Appeal Launched

Many thanks to everyone who supported the Lions Club in Supervalu Lucan last weekend. We were there bag packing on Friday with
St.Josephs TY students and on Saturday with Lucan Scouts. All those volunteers serving their community!
The total raised was €2631, and this sum will be used to purchase food vouchers in December.
Lucan Lions Club will be present at Tesco Lucan and Celbridge this weekend doing their Christmas appeal. All monies raised will be used to purchase food vouchers at Christmas time.
Lucan Lions Club monthly meeting will take place in Lucan Spa Hotel on Monday 13th at 8.30 pm.
Visitors always welcome.

Special Olympics SPINATHON

Many thanks to all who supported our Special Olympics SPINATHON in Supervalu last Saturday.
The total raised was €1100 and this money will now be used to fund Special Olympics Lucan sporting activities.
Lucan Lions Club have organised Bag Packing in Supervalu this Friday and Saturday.
Lions members will be assisted on Friday by St. Josephs TY students and on Saturday by  180th Lucan South Scouts.
Proceeds from all Lions Club fundraising projects goes back into the Lucan community.
Lucan Lions Club next monthly meeting will be held in Lucan Spa Hotel on Tuesday 14th November at 8.30pm. Visitors always welcome.