Boat Giveaway / Raffle 2023
Southport Lions Club Boat Giveaway / Raffle has been a major event in Southport for over 20 years. Proceeds ranging from $35,000 to $70,000 help fund vision programs, youth scholarships, and numerous community efforts. The raffle has evolved into one of the most anticipated, cherished, and successful fundraisers hosted by the Southport Lions.
Live Drawing: September 2, 2023 • 3:00 PM Southport Lions Labor Day – Car & Truck Show Whittler’s Bench, Southport, NC *
2023 Carolina Skiff 192 JLS
with Suzuki Engine and Wesco Trailer
Second Prize: One year’s membership Freedom Boat Club *
Freedom Boat Club of the Grand Strand locations in: Southport NC, North Myrtle Beach SC, Pawleys Island SC and Murrells Inlet SC. You can also check out a boat four times a year at any of 370+ Freedom Boat Clubs in the US, Canada and Europe. Boating every day for a year.
2023 Carolina Skiff 192 JLS
- Length – 19 FT 2 IN
- Beam – 79 IN
- Gunnel Height – 19 IN
- Weight – 1,716 LB
- Fuel Tank – 21 GAL
- Draft – 6 IN
- Max Persons – 6
- Carolina Blue Gel Coat Stripe
- Front & Rear Live‑Wells
- Stainless Hardware
- Removable Cooler
- 1,100 GPH Bilge Pump
- 500 GPH Aerator Pump
- 12-24 Volt Trolling Motor Plug with Trim
Community Flag Project
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.
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Third Monday of January|
|Presidents Day||Third Monday of February|
|Vietnam Veterans Day||March 29|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Flag Day||June 14|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Korean War Veterans Day||July 27|
|Victory over Japan Day||September 2|
|Labor Day||First Monday of September|
|Patriot Day||September 11|
|Veterans Day||November 11|
|Pearl Harbor Day||December 7|
Meetings & Speakers
1st and 3rd Thursday (each month)
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.
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, 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.