(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The Lions Club of Dominica is celebrating a milestone, not fortunate to be observed by many, this week.
The Club is on March 15, 2018 celebrating 50 years of providing community Service to Dominica. Sponsored by the Lions Club of Bridgetown Barbados and under the leadership of the T.A. Boyd, the first President, the Club received its charter documents.
The Club has faithfully served the local community though several projects and activities, some still visible and their presence quite visible post Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria. Some of the achievements so far are
Through funding received from Lions Club International, the club was able to fund construction of the building which now houses the Workshop for the Blind.
– They provided assistance towards the construction of Operation Youth Quake.
– Contributed financially and in kind to institutions such as the St. Marten School Vocational Programme and The Dominica Infirmary,
– Awarded Scholarship to secondary school students,
– Implemented Reading Programmes at Primary School and facilitated the participation of young people at regional annual youth exchange programme, among many other projects.
Secretary of the Club Lion Louisiana Dubique said that through finding the cub has been able to create a great impact in the community
Several activities have been planned to commemorate this Golden Occasion. The Club attended services at the Lady of Fatima Church on Sunday, March 11, 2018 followed by a family picnic at the Purple Turtle Beach. A Panel Discussion featuring representatives of the Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis clubs and Junior Chamber will be held on March 15 at the UWI Auditorium from 6:00 p.m., The Annual Club Audit by the Visiting District Governor Lion Sherwin Greenidge, MJF of Barbados and a grand gala dinner at the Parish Hall on March 17, 2018.
Dubbed Knights of the Blind by Helen Keller and while the focus has shifted from Sight to different areas, the Club will seek to continue in its endeavours at aiding those in need and less fortunate and looks forward to serving with love and commitment for many more years to come.
Persons who have served at various capacities in the club since its charter include Hon. LI Austin, OBE, Dr. Edward Watty, R. Stanley Fadelle, C A Goodridge, AL Emanuel, Arthur C B Watty, R. Bernard Royer, Dr. WEV Green, Dr. H.P. Ramcharan, Cecil A. Belot, MBE, J, N Liburd.
Some of our current distinguished members includes E OD Charles, Joseph Nassief, LG Roberts, Stafford Shillingford, AWL Williams, George Gabriel, O Gonsalez Peltier, Patrick A Rolle and Dr. Bernard Sorhaindo, Curtis RT Tonge, Hector Blackman, G. Cools Lartigue, Newman Collins, Akel Raffoul, Dr. Colmore Christian, Evans John, Oliver St. John, William R Charles, Joan Thomas. Diana Angol among others have led the club and contributed to its attaining this golden status.
The Lions Club of Dominica is a non-profit service organization which functions under the gambits of Lions Clubs International. We meet every First and Third Wednesday at the Workshop for the blind under the leadership of Kevin Seaman the 2017-2018 President.
The Lions Club of Dominica would like to say a big than you to the many persons individual and corporate who have contributed to their success and looks forwards to another 50 years and beyond in service to community.