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Contact President Barbara Bonilla at (631) 234-4291   


OUR MISSION STATEMENTTo utilize the talents of our members to foster a spirit of community involvement to improve where we live, while encouraging members to create a feeling of fellowship through bonding and service, and to promote international humanitarian needs through Lions Clubs International Foundation.

          Ongoing EYEGLASS Collection Drive- If you have glasses to donate    please contact Lion Selena Mitchell (631) 363-6412




Piictured (L-R) Lion Charlene Pilipshen; Lion Janet Gottlieb; Lion Gail Gates; Trish Bergin Islip Councilwoman; Alexis Weik TOI Receiver of Taxes; Rosalie Mullane Lion Project Coordinator; Tom Croci Islip Town Supervisor; Olga Murray Islip Town Clerk; Nancy Cochran KIC Director; Rich Trepiccione TOI Groundskeeper; Tiffany DiBenedetto KIC Commissioner; Kay Erwood KIC Commissioner; Lion Ann Murdock and Lion Marie Petraitis


  On July 10, 2012 members of the Suffolk South Shore Lions met with Keep Islip Clean officials and Islip Town Board Members to celebrate a partnership that started when the Suffolk South Shore Lions Club adopted a cleanup site in memory of Lion Lorraine Daubaras. Earlier this year Lion Rosalie Mullane was approached by KIC Director Nancy Cochran regarding planting a cooper beech tree at Islip Town Hall to help promote programs that care for and help support our environment. Furthermore, this planting directly correlates with Lions Clubs International Million Trees Project which promotes the concept that we all share Planet Earth and Lions Clubs all over the world are involved in programs to care for and support our environment. The Suffolk South Shore Lions view trees as live giving symbols and not only protect the planet we all share but also offer food, shelter and support for people all over the world.    




On December 3 members of the Suffolk South Shore Lions met with Keith McNamara Manager of the Stop and Shop in East Islip to celebrate a partnership that resulted in the installation of a food cabinet to collect non-perishable foods to feed the hungry. Lions  Camille Argila and Charlene Pilipshen worked diligently to bring this project to fruition. This donation center will be available for contributions year round. Members of the Suffolk South Shore Lions will collect and disperse donated non-perishable food items to local outreach food pantries.

The Suffolk South Shore Lions Club has been in existence since 1999 and holds Annual Fundraising events to help those in need with the proceeds going to purchase Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets for families in need. The club’s major fundraiser is an Annual Fashion Show. This year’s show will take place on May 12, 2011 at Villa Lombardi’s. In addition, eyeglass collection is ongoing in several different locations with donations delivered to Lenscrafters. Donated eyeglasses are then shipped to those in need in Third world Countries.

Fundraising monies are utilized to support many worthwhile causes. Annually this active Lions Club provides Scholarship Awards to students in the East Islip, Islip and Connetquot High Schools. Furthermore, monies are donated annually to the Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation, Cleary School for the Deaf, and Vacation Camp for the Blind. The club also donates Wash-up Kits to St. Anne’s Church in Brentwood. These kits are distributed to the homeless. The Suffolk South Shore Lions actively supports the food pantries  at St. Mary  R.C. Church in East Islip and the Presbyterian Church of Islip.









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