As we enter our 43rd 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 Area Senior Center, North Bay Science Challenge, FOGS (Friends of Guerneville School) and more.

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

The club will select two $500 winners of Lions Scholarships at Laguna High School.  The Scholarships will be presented at the school's graduation ceremlony in the 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. This year we worked on painting road intersection sign on the West County Trail. 

The Gravenstein Lions has 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 alsmost $12,000 to over 25 organizations.  Thank you to all who made purchases!

We hosted District Governor Barry Bialkoski on his Offiicial Visit.  DG Barry inducted a new member and installed officers. 

In Fall 2019, members will staff our annual CHAIN GANG (moving down markers at Analy HS football games).  There will be lots of running up and down the field!

Lions served  about 40 persons at a Canine Companions Inc. lunch for new hearing dog owners and friends.

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








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