Crabfest - 2015
Great Time - Great Fun - Great Success
More than 400 people enjoyed crab, shrimp, and chowder at the 17th Annual Crabfest fundraiser
March 29. Crabfest-2015 is a unique fundraiser to benefit local community charities. The event featured a silent auction, raffle, live music, and all the crab one can eat. Crabfest has become a localtradition attracting hundreds each year.
In between helpings of mouthwatering crab, attendees perused the silent auction baskets and purchased tickets for the Opportunity Drawing with exciting prizes that included a one-week stay at the Welk Resort in San Diego and an iPad Mini. Our Club donates 100 percent of the net proceeds to local community projects and charitable groups including Canine Companions for Independence, Huntington Beach Jr. Lifeguards, the Therapeutic Riding Center, Boy Scout Troop 1, and many more.
More than 25 HBH Lions were on hand to help at the event, which started with Leos from Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, and Village Bible Academy serving the bread, followed by salad, chowder, crab, and dessert. The Leos worked hard to ensure the attendees had all the crab they could eat. All told they served 100 loaves of bread, more than 900 lbs of crab and shrimp, 40 gallons of chowder, and over 400 ice cream bars.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
So Who are the Huntington Beach Lions?
We are men, women and families in a philanthropic and social organization with the intent of making our City, County, Country and World just a little bit better for those less fortunate. Our clubs motto is simple "Doing Good While Having Fun". So how do we do this great stuff, by helping those in need by raising funds and handing the money directly to those people and organizations we have agreed to support.
So how do we raise money?
We put on Lion Pancake Breakfasts, garage sales, dinner cook outs, Crabfest, etc. and we sell a lot of raffle tickets.
What type of organization do we support?
Blind Children Learning, Orange County; www.blindkids.org/
American Family Housing, Orange County; www.shelterforthehomeless.org/
Boy Scout Troop 1, Huntington Beach; http://troop1.ocbsa.org/
Junior Lifeguards of Huntington Beach; www.juniorguard.com/
Ronald McDonald House, Orange County; www.ronaldhouseoc.org/
Project Self-Sufficiency, Huntington Beach;
Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF); www.lcif.org/
And many more
Other worth while events we support.
Lions Student Speaker Contents
Teen Recognition Diner
Melvin Jones Awards
Multiple and local District Conventions.
So where's the fun part?
We have house parties, Christmas, Holiday gatherings, Super Bowl, Laughlin trips, Valentine Brunch. We're in the Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade, We even have a "Worst Night @ the Movies Party" and we celebrate after each working event at a local pub. We support many other Lions clubs in our district in their fun events. We also have a contingent of golfers, so they call themselves.
Want to find out more about us. Call us or better yet come to dinner on us see our meeting schedule.
Our Leos Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Hearing & Speech Action Programs supported by HB Host
The Lions Clubs of District 4-L4 operate a Sight and Hearing Mobile Unit, which does screenings in the schools, at health fairs and at other community events.
The District Hearing Aid Bank recycles and fits hearing aids to indigent persons.
Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children gives deaf and hearing impaired children a unique camping experience. Facilities include the main lodge and dining hall, summer and winterized cabins, a large athletic field, lake for boating and fishing, Jr. Olympic swimming pool, amphitheater and campfire area.
Lions Project for Canine Companions for Independence:
LPCCI is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 to educate, raise funds and to seek puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence.
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) pioneered the concept of training specially-bred dogs to help people with disabilities other than blindness. Founded in 1975, CCI was the first in-depth program of its kind. Not only does CCI teach dogs the skills to bring independence to people with disabilities, they teach people with disabilities the skills needed to master an exceptional dog. For more info see; www.lpcci.com
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.