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left to right: Secretary: Lion Ed Ash, Lion Mely Sivage, President:Lion Zucette Lumabas (courtesy photo)

Oceanside Sea Lions Club Welcomes Newest Member

Oceanside CA– The Oceanside Sea Lions Club welcomes their newest member, Mely Sivage. The Oceanside Sea Lions meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the China Star Restaurant in Oceanside. Guests and new members are welcome.

The Oceanside Sea Lions is one of over 45,000 Lions Clubs allied with Lions International, a service-oriented organization with 2.8 million members worldwide. Melvin Jones started the first Lions Club in Chicago in 1917.

Since 1923, when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become the “Knights of the Blind”, sight conservation has been the primary mission of the Lions. Throughout the world, Lions have dedicated themselves to take up Miss Keller’s challenge.

The Oceanside Sea Lions have taken this challenge to heart. Since the 1960’s (with the help of generous local eye doctors), they have furnished eyeglasses for thousands of children in the Oceanside, California area. In addition, they have sent several people to the Southern California Lions’ Eye Institute in Santa Monica for eye operations performed by highly skilled surgeons at little or not cost to the recipients.

They also support many local organizations such as Boys and Girls Clubs and Local Schools, Women Resource Center, and Brother Bennos, and more. All this takes time and money. To achieve these goals, the Sea Lions have three major fundraisers annually.

Since 1981, the Oceanside Sea Lions have sponsored the Miss Oceanside Pageant. This pageant provides great talents and develops self-esteem in young women. The winners and princesses become goodwill ambassadors for the City of Oceanside and participate in various civic and charity events throughout the year.

For further information about the Oceanside Sea Lions, visit the website at: www.oceansidesealionsclub.com