During our 41st year (LCI's Centennial Year)  the Gravenstein Lions  continue to support the public and various partners  including Ceres Community Project, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Excite Instruction, Sebastopol Community & Cultural Center, Habitat For Humanity, West County School Nurses (vision & hearing screening), Lions in Sight, Canine Companions, Inc., Sebastopol Senior Center, North Bay Science Challenge, FOGS (Friends of Guerneville School) and CittaSlow Sebastopol.

The Gravenstein  Lions staffed two beer booths at the annual Chamber of Commerce's  Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol, CA.   Lots of beer was poured!  And it was a fundraiser as well.

The club selected two $500 winners of Lions Scholarships at Laguna High School.  The Scholarships were presented at the school's graduation ceremlony last spring.

In the past, Lions worked with Scouts from Troop 27 (sponsored by the Gravenstein Lions) to build a split-rail fence around an old heritage oak and fence and mulch about 15 young oak saplings in Sonoma County Regional Ragle Park in Sebastopol as the Club's Centennial Legacy Project.  We are now working with park staff to plan other projects.

The Gravenstein Lions held its major fundraiser - Fireworks Sales Booth - during the week before Independence Day.  Only "safe and sane" fireworks were sold.  Last year our fundraising efforts allowed the Gravenstein Lions to donate over $20,000 to over 25 organizations.  We will make similar donations later this year.  Thank you to all who made purchases!

In July we hosted District Governor Les Mize on his Offiicial Visit.  DG Les inducted two new members, installed officers and presented District awards to the Club.

Members are getting ready for our annual CHAIN GANG (moving down markers at Analy HS football games) which starts again in September.  There will be lots of running up and down the field!

Lions will again serve about 40 persons at a Canine Companions Inc. lunch for new hearing dog owners and friends later this summer.

Lions will do vision screening with the spot camera for persons at the upcominhg Sebastopol Fire Department's Free Pancake Breakfast.  We continued to do Pre-School Vision Testing with 7  schools last spring and last January Club members sorted almost 1400 eyeglasses that were sent to Lions In Sight in Vallejo, CA.








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