Castries Lions Club sponsored the certification of a new Alpha Leo Club on Saturday January 26, comprising students of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, at the Bay Gardens Hotel, during the hosting of Zone 3C meeting.
Council Chairman Multiple District 60 Lion Sherwin Greenidge PMJF, initiated the Alpha Leo Club members into the Lions family in Saint Lucia and thanked the Castries Lions Club for taking up his challenge to go into schools to form Leo clubs.
In his remarks, he shared with the Alpha Leos that membership in a Leo Club is a privilege and therefore, it is important for them to maintain high moral standards at all times, personal responsibility and without a doubt extend a helping hand to those in need.
The event also saw the installation of club officers for the fiscal year 2018/2019 which was officiated by the Region Chairman (Region 3) Lion Dr. Carlisle Goddard MJF.
The club board comprises the following Alpha Leos, President Leo Kymani Aimable, Vice President Leo Daniella Williams, Secretary Leo Nella Dariah, Treasurer Leo Kaylyn Sonson
Directors Leo Jada Emmanuel, Leo Alvia Popo and Leo Jirah Scotland.
The Board of Directors of the Castries Lions Club thanked the Faculty Advisor Teacher Ms. Shelon Parks and the principal of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, Ms. Marva Daniel, for affording the club the opportunity to speak to the students about the Lions organization and volunteerism in the school and communities.
The club also acknowledged the support of the many parents who were in attendance to witness the Certification Ceremony of the Alpha Leo Club.
Fun Facts About Lions Clubs International
Lions Club International (LCI) is the world’s largest service organization with 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 Lions clubs in over 200 countries and geographic areas.
Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.
What is the Leo Club Programme
An integral part of the Lions family, Leos also have their own global network of over 6,500 Leo Clubs in more than 140 nations. This international scope fosters a unique global identity among Leos and Lions. Leo clubs provide young people with an opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as responsible members of the local, national and international community.
History & Objective
In 1957, the Glenside Lions Club from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania sponsored the world’s first Leo club – the Abington High School Leo Club – with 35 students. A decade later, the LCI Board of Directors adopted the Leo Club Programme as an official programme of the association.
Through the Leo Club Programme, young individuals develop and practice leadership, organization and social skills through participation in Leo club activities and service projects. Involvement in these activities often fosters a lifetime commitment to helping others, while enhancing the community.