Lions at Work

The Sandy Spring Lions are proud to be back in the community. We have been collecting funds to help the lions help the blind at local Olney and Cloverly grocery stores as well as outside GrillMarx in Olney.

Pictured above are Lions Paul Hawkins, Paul Gebicke, and Rich Collins.

The money collected at White Cane vision days goes towards several causes related to finding blindness including:

  • low vision research at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
  • local and regional vision screenings
  • grants for surgeries for the indigent
  • eyeglasses for those who need them both in our community and overseas
  • projects to prevent chronic causes of blindness such as diabetes and river blindness.

In addition, some of the funds go to disaster recovery and scholarships for local youth.

We will be out at GrillMarx and Olney Giant this week and hope to see you there. Donating even 50 cents can make a huge difference!

Christmas Trees 2019. Shortage!


UPDATE: We are sold out.

Hello Sandy Spring and surrounding community!

We will be selling Christmas Trees at the corner of 108 and Prince Philip Dr this year starting December 5.

As usual, our hours will be:

  • Thursday and Friday 3-6
  • Saturday and Sunday 10-6

until we sell out.

You may or may not be aware that there is a widespread shortage of Christmas trees this year due to a combination of a recession during planting season, blight, and a labor shortage. Because of this, we have received less than half the trees we normally do. Prices may also be slightly higher.

It is possible that we may get a second shipment but we are not counting on it. If you want a tree, we hope to see you this weekend!

Lions Prepare to Sell Ice Cream at the Montgomery County Fair

Sandy Spring Lion John McCloskey cleaning behind the soda machine at the Montgomery County Fair Lions Ice Cream Barn.

Lions from our Sandy Spring club and others in Montgomery County have volunteered their last few Fridays to assist in the setup and cleanup of the Ice Cream Barn at the Montgomery Fair

Ice cream will be sold by Lions all week at the Fair, from Friday, August 9 until August 17. Our club’s day for selling is Wednesday, the 14th. Come and see us, we dip generously!

Hope to see you at the Fair!

Celebrating our 73rd Anniversary

This past Saturday, our Lions Club held our annual Charter Night, inducting Lion David Hull as President, and thanking Lion Bill Lavely for his leadership of the club these past two years.

Below are some highlights from the festivities:


Presentation of honorary 1946 pin and original gavel to Incoming King Lion David Hull from Outgoing King Lion Bill Lavely


Pastor Sue Shorb-Sterling lighting candles in remembrance of lions who have passed during this lions year—Lion Jim Kibbe and Lion Bob Zeender


Guest installation officer District 22-W Past District Governor Susan Bonura installing incoming 2019-2020 President Lion David Hull


New King Lion David Hull with his “ship of state” presented to him by PDG Susan Bonura