Radio Auction 2019

Pictured at the Launch of the Lions Club Radio Auction were Keith Finnegan GBFM, host and presenter on the day, Geraldine Mannion (Lions Club), The Most Reverend Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Galway, Niall McNelis Mayor of Galway,  Gerard Hosty President Galway Lions Club, Brian O’Keeffe project Chairman.    The Radio Auction  which has been held annually for over 26 years is a major contributor to our fundraising.   You can help by bidding on the day, offering an item for auction (lionsauction2019@gmail.com) or making a donation. Our collectors are also out and about over the coming weekends and would be grateful for any support you can give.    Galway Lions Club are

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Death of Founding Member

One of our charter members, Michael Healy died recently after a long illness. Michael was instrumental in establishing Galway Lions Club at the suggestion of his brother who was then a member of Clonmel Lions Club. Galway Lions Club was chartered on 22nd March 1972 with the following members: Richard Bourke, John Butler, Bernard Campion, Terence Crosby, Terry Cunningham, James Egan, Dan Griffin, Brendan Guerin, Michael Healy, John Howlett, John McCann, Donal McCarthy, Sean McLoughlin, William McMahon, John Melia, Gerald Molloy, Bernard Murphy, Kieran Murphy, Enda O’Byrne, John O’Sullivan, Thomas Turner. Michael served as the second President of the Club in 1973-1974. Michael took a particular interest in projects such

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Safe Talk

The Galway Lions Club, in partnership with the HSE, is supporting the delivery of SafeTALK, a three-hour training programme that helps participants to become alert to persons with suicidal thoughts. It also helps participants to gain a clear understanding of what steps they should take in order to help individuals with these thoughts. People at risk are more likely to get life-saving help when they need it most, if more people in their community have safeTALK suicide alertness skills.  This training is suitable for anyone over 18 years of age, who has not been affected by a recent loss, who wants to help prevent suicide in their community.             We are

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LCIF awarded 4-star rating on financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Dear Lions, I’m pleased to share that U.S.-based non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) — our foundation — its eighth consecutive 4-star rating based on financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only four percent of U.S. charities have earned this distinction. I’m proud of our achievement and grateful we can continue assuring donors that 100 percent of their financial gifts fund LCIF programs that enable you to serve our world in need. In sharing our stories, we connect, learn, and multiply our capacity for change. As we move through year two of Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service, let’s proudly tell stories of the people we’re

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Cash Collection Memories

Some photos of Club members and friends taking part in our annual cash collection. We would like to thank the managements of The Corrib Shopping Centre, Galway Shopping Centre, Dunnes Stores Knocknacarra and Westside, Joyces Knocknacarra and Fr Griffin Road, Supervalu Barna and Tesco  Headford Rd. for allowing us to collect on their premises.   We would also like to add a special thanks to the members of the Active Retirement Associations of Knocknacarra and Westside for their support in collecting.  And finally a big thank you to the people of Galway for their ever generous support in filling our buckets, your contributions will make a difference. 

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Remembrance Mass

Remembrance Mass on 19th November, we had a most beautiful service led by Father Michael Brennan and our own Lion Tom O Connor, who succeeded in encouraging 27 Lions to attend. It was a lovely opportunity to meet some old friends who’s deceased spouses had a strong connection with the club. Father Michael led a lovely meaningful ceremony and Choir Master Jim Kelly led the dulcet tones, which complimented the evening. We finished off with a most sociable cup of tea, before we all then went our separate ways.

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New Bulletin Editor

So Trump got into the Whitehouse as President of America, and now Padraig Bree has got in as Editor of Galway Lions Club bulletin. Speaking at our July meeting  Padraig said “In agreeing to take on this prestigious role I am acutely aware of the long history of excellent editors we have had. Lion Dan Griffin was the original of the species, followed by Lion John Hanlon RIP, and Lion Tom Hogan, who has undertaken this task with aplomb and professionalism. In a Lions sense, each of these people have been heroes of mine, from Danny’s steady maturity, to John’s absolute attention to detail, and Tom excellently and diligently serving

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Thanks to Our Breakfast Morning Sponsors

Galway Lions Club held a most enjoyable Breakfast Morning in the Salthill Hotel on March 11th 2018.           Photos below           We thank our Sponsors — Salthill Hotel Arrabawn Dairies                         Barons Self Storage, Bewleys Coffeen                            Cellar Bar&Restaurant,    Colleran Meats Dillisk on the Docks                     Duggans Supermarket Renmore Galway Now Magazine                Glenlo Abbey Hotel Independent Newspapers           Johnson Mooney and O Brien

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