A picture from the 61st Annual Lions Club Pancake Breakfast.


As the summer draws to a close, the Santa Monica Lions are stepping into high gear with the 63rd Annual Pancake Breakfast just around the corner on Saturday, September 16 from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Once again it will be held at the SM Boys & Girls Club, 1238 Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica. For the bargain price of $5 you get scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, coffee, tea, orange juice, and of course, pancakes. There will be even more fun activities for children this year, including Princess Belle, who will be reading to them. For the adults we have a great raffle planned. Please join us for this event – our only fundraising event of the year – as it is a great way to start off your Saturday. All money raised goes to support local charities, provide scholarships to high school and SMC students, and support the Lions efforts toward vision, the environment, hunger, diabetes and pediatric cancer.

One of the great things about being a member of a service club is getting to know other service clubs, and their members, that do good work in the community. After you have built up your energy to tackle your day with a hearty pancake breakfast, think of ending your day with the fun and barbeque provided by the SM Kiwanis at their Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament from 5 -10 p.m. also on Saturday, the 16th. It is being held at the Elks Lodge, 1040 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica. Advanced tickets are $84 or $94 at the door.

Our new student speaker topic has been announced – What Roles Do Integrity and Civility Play in Today’s Society? The speech contests will start in February, the exact date to be announced. Carole Mullaney will continue as the student speaker chair and you can reach her at carolemullaney6@gmail.com with any questions. The competition is open to student in grades 9 through 12, regardless if you have participated before. Remember that more than $40,000 in scholarship money is available to the winner.

If you are interested in learning more about Lions or coming to a meeting, please give me a call at (310) 442-9513 or email me at santamonicalion@gmail.com. Our meetings are on Thursdays from 12:15 – 1:30 PM. Our September will be on 9/7 and 9/21 at El Cholo.

Don’t forget, our Pancake Breakfast in Saturday, September 16. We hope to see you there!

For more information contact Susan at 310-442-9513 or santamonicalion@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/smlions.