Keyclub members gather for fellowship
EACH YEAR, the Key Clubs in Jamaica gather at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity to start off ‘Key Club Week’ with a church service. The aim is to fellowship and worship with members of the Kiwanis family in Jamaica. This year, William Zhang from Eastern Canada District, who serves as the international trustee, was in attendance. Bringing greetings on behalf of Key Club International was Lieutenant Governor Allan Causwell from Kiwanis Division 25 of Eastern Canada.
Key Club Jamaica District generally commences its Key Club Week with an annual church service. This year the church service was held on November 6 . The service commenced at 11 a.m. with representatives from the Key Club International Board, Key Clubbers islandwide, Kiwanians, Circle K’ers, past key clubbers, parents and guardians in attendance. The service was led by Reverend Deacon Christopher Gooden who spoke on the necessity of upholding high standards in all commitments. Preceding the service, there was a mass meeting at St George’s College auditorium where there were approximately 550 key clubbers in fellowship. Key Club Week continued with numerous activities led by each club, to celebrate a culture of service and community. Those were activities in which Key Club members could join to celebrate their passion for a common cause.
Governor of Key Club Jamaica District Vikram Sablani read the proclamation from the governor general to declare the start of Key Club Week. Governor Vikram spoke to the audience about serving others and changing lives. He challenged Key Club members to make service to home, school and community a part of the day-to-day activities and to become role models in the society. The idea was to use the week to promote the organization as it is the fastest-growing service organization in the world. Governor Vikram also mentioned Project Eliminate, the goal of which is to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus from the face of the earth. He urged members to contribute to the cause.
The church service was followed by a road march, supervised by the police force, across downtown Kingston, and then a gathering for fellowship at Kingston College.