PRESS RELEASE – Lions Clubs International is a worldwide service organization whose members do whatever is needed to help their local communities; be it eye care, diabetes education, feeding the destitute, caring for the elderly or providing scholarships for needy students, to name a few of the projects.
The Lions Club of Castries have a monthly lunch feeding programme of the destitute at the R. C. Boys School, the Gros Islet Lions have a monthly Soup Kitchen for the less fortunate of their community and the Leo Club gives breakfast to the destitute monthly, at the Ave Maria Girls’ Primary School. Lions, with 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members, is the world’s largest service club organization. The five Lions Clubs of Saint Lucia are part of this global and noble organization.
On Sunday 6th July 2014, the Lions Clubs of Castries, Gros Islet and the Leo Club of Castries commenced their 2014 – 2015 Lionistic year with a church service officiated by Father Athanaze at the St Joseph the Worker Church, Gros Islet.
Also in attendance were the incoming Zone Chairperson for Zone 3b, Lion Michelle Haynes of the Vieux Fort Lions Club and Lion Andy Roberts of the Micoud Lions Club.
At the end of the service, Lion Nial, President of the Lions Club of Gros Islet gave the congregation a brief history of the Lions movement and the community services rendered by the clubs in Saint Lucia. This was followed by a sumptuous breakfast.
Installation of New Board of Directors
Lion Rhon Stephens, Past Region Chairman installed the new Board of Directors of three clubs at a recent dinner and dance. The incoming Presidents are Lion Beatrice Mc Donald – Castries Club; Lion Nial Beaton – Gros Islet Club and Leo Tonia Philgence – Leo Club.
Lion Sharon Ephraim, the Immediate Past Zone Chairperson, inducted three new Lions, Mary Popo, Francesca Polius and Pauline Norville, into the Lions Club of Castries and Latonya Duncan was also inducted to the Leo Club of Castries.
Both Lions Ephraim and Stephens impressed on the newly installed members their obligation to the community at large, as well as, their clubs in carrying out their various duties by upholding the Lions’ motto: “WE SERVE”.
The Lions and Leo Clubs of Saint Lucia take this opportunity to thank all those who have provided financial support, donated in kind or in any other way, help make the Lions and Leos better serve our communities.