THE Bantry Bay Lions joined with Lions International in celebrating the centenary year of the Lions International organisation.
The Lions gathered at Kealkil Parkland on Saturday, March 4 to plant an oak tree. The oak tree is very special to Ireland. The tree planting ceremony was attended by members of the Bantry Bay Lions Club and the Kealkil Parkland Committee (see photograph).
Club President Eileen O’Shea thanked the Kealkil Committee for attending and for their warm welcome and hospitality, and also complimented the group on their trojan work. It was fitting to plant the tree during National Tree week. Eileen and all Bantry Bay Lions hope that this beautiful tree will see many people sitting in the shade some day and remember that someone planted the tree to commemorate the good work of Lions locally and throughout the world.
The Bantry Bay Lions Club is a non-profit organization and is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting those in need at home and abroad. All members are volunteers and pay a yearly membership fee to cover administrative costs.
Any costs for travel and sustenance are borne by the members so that 100% of all funds raised go directly to the charity or disaster relief it is collected for. The members support the local community and provide assistance and financial support to various programs and local organisations.
They meet at the Bantry Tourism Office at 7pm on the second Thursday of the month. To learn more about the Bantry Bay Lions you are cordially invited to visit their website at www.bantrybaylions.com or attend their monthly meeting.