Lions Club News

9th Annual Chipping for Charity

Golf Tournament

The Pooler Lions Club held their 9th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Crosswinds Golf Club.  All proceeds from the tournament will fund the Pooler Lions Club Charity Fund and support our work helping the blind and visually impaired. Although Vision is one of our major areas, we are also involved in the community with Environmental, Childhood Cancer, Diabetes and Hunger service projects.  Our membership is growing as well as the number of service projects we are involved with.  We invite you to become part of it.

 Golf Chair, Linda Saytanides stated, “We were excited to have 88 golfers for our 9th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament.  Our golf tournament is the Club’s major fundraiser and is our biggest friend raiser.  We had over 55 businesses supporting us with prizes and auction items.  Thanks to all our golfers who came out and supported us – not only by golfing, but bidding on our silent auction.  Your support will go a long way in helping our community.”

SAVE THE DATE!  Join us next year on Saturday, May 3, 2025 for our 10th Annual Chipping for Charity Golf Tournament!

Pooler Lions Club Presents Schloarships

On Tuesday, May 28th the Pooler Lions Club presented scholarships to four deserving high school seniors. These scholarship recipients achieved outstanding academic success in their high schools. They also took part in extra-curricular activities in their schools and did many hours-of-service projects within the community. Thanks to all the hard work of our Pooler Lions Club Members we were able to give a total of $3500 in Scholarships to these four students.

Lion Karen Williams, Mayor of Pooler, and Matthew Wirth of Congressman Budy Carter’s office presented the awards.

Pictured:  Matteo Ventura, Maddox Clark, Mayor Karen Williams, Kevin Dong & Mahika Patel

Community Yard Sale Sponsored by the Pooler YMCA

On April 20th the club participated in the YMCA community Yard Sale.  All of the items we offered for sale were donated by club members or members of the Pooler community.  100% of the proceeds went to support the club’s charity projects Including:

Sittin’ & Knittin’- A Program that provides knitted:

  • Blankets for A Place to Dream, a signature program of the YMCA, which is an organization that provides beds and linens for children who do not have their own beds.

  • Hats and scarves for Old Savannah City Mission for their clients.

  • Blankets for the children at the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital.

  • Hats, scarves and blankets for Safe Shelter, a place for victims of domestic violence.

  • Hats for chemo patients for Touching Hands Cancer Outreach in Effingham.


Lions Closet

The club provides the opportunity for participants to shop, with adult guidance, for clothing that is appropriate for job interviews and other events where casual attire is not recommended. Our goal is to help participants achieve their ultimate goal of personal independence.

Lions Donate Items to the

Old Savannah Mission

Pooler Lions Fred Bryant and Terry Strubbe delivered items collected by club members to the Old Savannah Mission. Included in the donation were:

85 T-shirts,

36 miscellaneous items,

50 hygiene kits,

24 bottles of hand sanitizer


300 diabetes information sheets.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.

For more information about the Pooler Lions Club service projects, go to Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Lovezzola’s Restaurant, 320 Hwy 80.