|We are the original LIONS Club in the Blue Point-Bayport community
The Blue Point-Bayport LIONS Club is celebrating its 47th Anniversary this year. Founded in March 1968 as the Blue Point LIONS Club, we changed our name to reflect the communities that we serve. Committed to traditional LIONS ideas, we are the original LIONS Club in the Blue Point-Bayport community.
The club supports the LIONS International prime mission of being “Knights of the Blind” by donating money to the Guide Dog Foundation to help pay for training for guide dogs, donating to the LI Eye Bank, transporting corneas to local hospitals for transplantation, and distributing used eyeglasses to “New Eyes for the Needy.” The LIONS club has paid for countless eye exams and glasses for people in need and we have also paid for eye operations for local needy residents.
We have awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors from the Bayport-Blue Point HS as well as presenting community service awards to elementary and middle school students.
Over the past 47 years, we have come to the aid of families in need during the holidays with our annual Food Drive, helped families who were left homeless as the result of house fires, modified a home to make it handicapped accessible for a child injured in an accident, purchased vans specially equipped for disabled people and paid for medical and other expenses for families who were stricken with serious illness.
We have continually supported the Bayport-Blue Point Little League, Bayport-Blue Point Hockey, Bayport-Blue Point Booster Club, SEABBS, Cub Scout Pack 49, Troop 49 Eagle Scouts, the Bayport and Blue Point Fire Departments, Korean War Veterans, and the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library.
In 1985, the Blue Point-Bayport LIONS Club constructed a permanent memorial in front of the Public Library dedicated to all the veterans of our military forces. In 2001 together with the Blue Point Fire Dept. we helped coordinate Jack’s Day – the major Fund Raiser for Jackson Kane. In 2002, we were a major organizer and sponsor of the 9/11 mural fund.
The Blue Point-Bayport LIONS Club has always got an upcoming fundraiser for the community in the works so check Bluepoint.org often. All profits from these events will help to purchase our eighth Guide Dog, to aid local residents in need, and for our HS scholarship fund.
The men and women of the Blue Point-Bayport LIONS Club appreciate your support in the past and hope that you will continue your generosity in the future. The Blue Point-Bayport LIONS Club has been supportive of the local community for the past 47 years and will continue to do so in the future.
For additional information about our club activities or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Blue Point-Bayport LIONS Club, please Email Us or contact LION President Tim Honce at 631-213-1036