Activities

Fundraiser

Boat Raffle 2024

2024 Carolina Skiff 19-LS grand prize

Southport Lions Club Boat Raffle returns on America’s birthday with its biggest watercraft giveaway to date, the 2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS. The boat raffle has been a Southport tradition for over 40 years. It is the primary fundraiser for the Southport Lions Foundation to help maintain its programs — providing assistance to charities, organizations and individuals in need. This event has evolved into one of Southport’s most cherished and anticipated activities. Only 10,000 raffle tickets will be sold!

Live Drawing: July 4, 2024 7:30 PM North Carolina Fourth of July Festival Southport Waterfront Park

Grand Prize: 2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS
with 115 HP Suzuki Engine and Wesco Trailer

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Winner does not need to be present at live drawing.

Second Prize: One year’s membership Freedom Boat Club

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Refers to the Freedom Boat Club of The Grand Strand locations at Southport, North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet — where the winner is eligible to reserve a boat every day during the year. Additionally, the winner may reserve a boat four times during the year at any of the other 370+ Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Winner does not need to be present at live drawing.

Buy Boat Raffle Tickets - Here

OR Buy Raffle Tickets in person — Southport Lions members will also be selling boat raffle tickets at Southport’s Yacht Basin on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 12 pm to 8:30 pm from now until July 4, 2024.

2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS Features
  • Length – 19 FT 2 IN
  • Beam – 96 IN
  • Gunnel Height – 23 IN
  • Weight – 1,900 LB
  • Fuel Tank – 30 GAL
  • Draft – 7 IN
  • Max Persons – 8
  • Carolina Blue Gel Coat Wave
  • Front & Rear Live‑Wells
  • Stainless Hardware
  • Removable Cooler
  • 800 GPH Bilge Pump
  • 500 GPH Aerator Pump
  • Prewired for Trolling Motor

Grand Prize:
Winner does not need to be present at live drawing.
Second Prize:

Refers to the Freedom Boat Club of The Grand Strand locations at Southport, North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet — where the winner is eligible to reserve a boat every day during the year. Additionally, the winner may reserve a boat four times during the year at any of the other 370+ Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Winner does not need to be present at live drawing.

Boat Raffle Gallery

Activities

2024 Labor Day Car Show

red car

Southport Lions Club is hosting its fourth annual car show for 2024. Come celebrate the last days of summer with your family and friends in beautiful Downtown Southport. Vehicles will be displayed along Howe and Bay Streets. Proceeds of this fundraiser benefit Southport Lions vision programs, community programs, and youth programs. Admission is FREE to the public, with a $25 registration fee for judged entries. Early registration for $20 is available (see offer below). Additionally, donations and sponsorships for Southport Lions Foundation are always greatly appreciated. The event culminates with an awards ceremony for automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles entered in the show. What could be better — enjoying the Labor Day Weekend with the Southport Lions, classic cars, and DJ Dave turning good old rock ’n roll!

Early-Bird Registration Offer

Early registration fee of $20 – available until August 25, 2024

Register Your Vehicle Now
two cars and truck

Open to ALL Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles!

August 31, 2024 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Southport Waterfront Park

RAIN DATE — Saturday, September 7, 2024

Event Details & Times:

Vehicle Registration Fee $25.00 Early Vehicle Registration Fee $20.00 Voting Period 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony 3:00 pm

Trophies Awarded

  • Top 25 Participants’ Choice
  • Southport Mayors Choice
  • Southport Lions Choice
  • Spectators’ Choice
  • Southport Police Chief Award
  • Southport Fire Chief Choice
  • Southport Director of Community Services Award
  • Best Corvette
  • Best Ford
  • Best Chevy
  • Best GM
  • Best Foreign
  • Best Mopar
  • Best Motorcycle
  • Best Truck
  • Best Survivor
  • Best Orphan Brand
  • State Port Pilot Choice

Car Show Gallery

Activities

Community Flag Project

Flag Project Gallery

The display of the American Flag throughout Southport provides a sense of pride and patriotism. These displays leave a lasting and positive impression — on adults, young people, and the community at large (including visitors). Over 120 flag sites are sponsored by private businesses, local merchants, and individual Lions members. In past years, the project has raised over $2,800 — helping to support local charitable causes and vision programs. Flags will be displayed on the following holidays and special observances.

Event Observance
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Third Monday of January
Presidents Day Third Monday of February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Flag Day June 14
Juneteenth June 19
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday of September
Patriot Day September 11
Veterans Day November 11
Pearl Harbor Day December 7
Flag Sponsor Sign-Up
Activities

Meetings & Speakers

Format

Luncheon Meeting

Dates

1st and 3rd Thursday (each month)

Time

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Visitors are always welcome.

The Southport Lions Board of Directors also meets privately, once-monthly, on the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am (prior to the regular member’s luncheon meeting).

Two of our meeting days are reserved for an annual Officers Installation Ceremony and a Christmas Dinner. Various social events are also scheduled throughout the year.

Guest Speaker

We strive to have a speaker at every luncheon meeting. This is truly an important part of our overall program. Speakers usually give a 20‑minute presentation followed by a short Q&A session. Topics can range from local government matters and town events — to leisure activities, entertainment, or even sports. However, most of our speakers talk about what their organization does for our Community.

If you are an administrator of a local charitable organization or would like to speak to the Lions Club on a matter of local interest, we would greatly value your viewpoints at one of our meetings. Being a guest speaker can be an excellent way to promote your mission — while seeking financial or friendly support from our Club and its Members. Guest speakers dine at no cost.

Ask about becoming a Speaker