By Eric Fischer
For over sixty five years, the Sister Bay Lion’s Club has been active in the community, raising money for local groups to help benefit the area. While celebrating its 65th anniversary the group was recognized for contributing over one million dollars back to the community. Different programs have included Packer Night, selling concessions for Gibraltar athletics, and hosting a classic car show to name a few. Mark Kuntsman of the Sister Bay Lion’s Club says one of the most notable programs, screening for blindness was inspired years ago by a visit from Helen Keller.
Kuntsman adds that the Sister Bay Lion’s Club sends members and money to help train seeing eye dogs for the blind as well. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries around the world.