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


Sandy Spring Lion Bill Lavely elected 2nd Vice District Governor of 22-C

Our own current King Lion and Zone Chair Lion Bill Lavely was elected 2nd VDG for District 22-C at the Lions Multiple 22 Convention in Ocean City this week.

Lion Bill and other Sandy Spring Lions have campaigned tirelessly over the past year and their efforts paid off when the delegates selected him for this honor.

As 2nd VDG, he is expected to move through the chairs to District Governor over the next two years.

Pictures are Lion Bill and his wife Bobbie at the convention. Congratulations Lion Bill!

Christmas Tree Sales Have Started

The Sandy Spring Lions have begun our Christmas Tree sales.  We hear there is a shortage this year, but that does not discourage us, and we have NOT raised our prices.

Come visit us at the old hospital grounds at 2901 Olney-Sandy Spring Road at the corner of 108 and Prince Philip Drive.  We have all Fraser firs at a variety of sizes, priced accordingly.  Our prices range from $25 to $80.

Our hours, as usual, are Thursday and Friday 2-7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm.  Sales will be very big this weekend so come by and check out our selection before it goes!

All money raised goes back to support the community.

Sherwood High School, 1931


Lion Meredith “Brother” Pattie brought this framed photo to our meeting tonight of all the students of Sherwood High School (from all grades) present for the photo in the 1931 school year.  Included in the photo are Brother’s parents and uncle.  Also included is the father of current member Brenda Finkel.

Brother is looking to donate the photo to Sherwood High School or the Sherwood High School alumni association, but was kind enough to share it with the club first.

Sandy Spring Lions “Quack Drill Team”


​Check out The Sandy Spring ​Maryland ​Lions Club “Quack Drill Team” members just prior to marching in the Olney​​ ​Days Parade​ on Sunday Apr 30, 2018​​.​

​They​​ ​won​ the troph​y​ for 1st Place in the Marching ​Unit Division.

drill team

The team included, Lions All, ​PDG Don Beeson, PDG Brother Pattie, PDG Bill Thomas, John McCloskey, Greg Fuller, David Hull, and Paul Gebicke. ​Not shown are Team Marchers Raye Litton and Joyce Howes. (Taking the pictures)

Total age of all team members is 765 years!​ ​Total years of Service in Lionism – 234 years!!!!

The team was led in the parade by King Lion Bill Lavely and Lion Larry Kenney in Bill’s truck, proudly displaying the ​​Lions International Emblem.

​Photos by Lions Joyce Howes, Raye Litton and Julie Thomas​

February Program: Sandy Spring Slave Museum


Tonight’s program was presented by Joy Turner from the George and Georgianna Campbell Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery.  The museum is located in the Freeman’s Village on Brooke Road in Sandy Spring.

The campus is very interactive.  They start with a trip through Africa, with replica structures, African art, textiles, and musical instruments.

The museum continues on to the time of slavery with examples of bondage instruments and farm materials that you are allowed to touch to experience in a tactile way what things might have been like.

It tells the stories of the underground railroad, which it is believed went through Sandy Spring.  The story then continues through manumission and emancipation of the local slaves.

The museum also contains a research library and stages free musical presentations.

Tours of the museum are available by appointment.