Next Meetup

Meet Up with the Lions at a Dinner Meeting.
Our Lions Club holds monthly Membership Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month.[1] Our dinner at the American Hotel (http://www.theamericanhotel.com/about-the-restaurant/wine-list.html) is a prix fixe dinner with a choice of soup and/or salad, choice of two or three entrées, and Chef's choice of dessert. Also included is the American Hotel's proprietor, Lion Ted Conklin's house red or white wine (http://www.theamericanhotel.com/about-the-restaurant/wine-list.html), tip, and tax are included. A cash bar is available. Please remember to tip the waiter for your bar beverages. At our meetings, we start with the Pledge of Allegiance (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/4), the Lions Toast[2] and everyone introduces themselves. Informational reports are presented by officers or chairpersons for the member's information. We have either a guest speaker or we conduct a discussion about an issue of the club at every meeting and may vote on certain issues before the membership.[3] An agenda is provided either in advance or on the night of the meeting. The topic at this meeting is TBA. As far as our dinner is concerned, where else can a person get the inimitable prix fixe dinner prepared by Chef Jonathan Parker and his chefs, served by the best waitstaff and is the best dining deals in the Hamptons for $35.00? We have a table even in the summer! We are a non-secular, non-political organization through our "Lions Purposes & Lions Code of Ethics (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/who-we-are/mission-and-history/purpose-and-ethics.php)," therefore we refrain from conversations on religion and partisan politics and ask Aspiring Lions to abide by these Purposes and Codes at meetings. The RSVP to the Meet Up will usually open 30 days before the meeting date. We ask Aspiring Lions on Meet Up to RSVP with a credit card no later than Sunday before the meeting so we can guarantee the Hotel a specific amount of dinners on the meeting night. The club pays $35/p. to the Hotel for each prix fixe meal and a $1.95 service fee is added. Go to the Sag Harbor Lions Club Homepage (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/index.php) or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SagHarborLionsClub/?ref=hl) to see what we do in our community. [1] Except for the odd holiday that occurs within the same week [2] Only full dues-paying members in "Good Standing" may join in the Lions Toast. [3] Aspiring Lions attending a meeting are reminded that according to our Bylaws: Article I, § 2, only members in good standing may vote at meetings. Unfortunately, Aspiring members have no standing and cannot vote.

The American Hotel

49 Main St. · Sag Harbor, NY

$36.95

What we're about

The Sag Harbor Lions club is a local chapter of Lions Clubs International, which is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. We welcome women, men and families to the club.

Our Mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Our Vision Statement: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

Our Motto: "We Serve”

Lions Clubs raises money and donates to other charities or individuals in need in our community (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/page-6.php). We have four signature service projects (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/projects.php) a year and a few smaller ones. All of the funds we raised go into the Sag Harbor Lions Club Charitable Trust, a 501(c)3 recognized charitable trust. From there they are disbursed to other non-profits or individuals.

Beyond this free MeetUp introduction, there are several categories of membership available, which can be found on our About page (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/page-10.php) to download informational brochures about those categories. Most people join the club as an Active Member. To join the club, you need a sponsor, who you can meet at one of our meetings. They will supply you with an application. Your application is delivered to the club by your sponsor. With it you must pay a $60 initiation fee and prorated dues for the current dues period. Dues are billed $60 each January 1st and July 1st or you can pay the whole thing at one time each year.

We also offer a family membership where one family member joins at the full dues rate and up to five additional family members can join for half the dues a year. Please see the Family brochure on the About page (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/page-10.php) for more details.

We hope that you will take advantage of this MeetUp and become an Active dues paying member of the club.

Lions Clubs International is celebrating its centennial in 2017. The History of Lions (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/who-we-are/mission-and-history/index.php) is modest yet remarkable. Helen Keller challenged Lions to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness. (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/who-we-are/mission-and-history/helen-keller.php)” in her address to the national convention in 1925. The Lions accepted her challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/index.php) aimed at preventable blindness.

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