A perfect time to serve
LIONS ARE individuals who, of their own free will, pay for the privilege of serving persons in their community who are less fortunate than themselves.
They pay Lions Clubs International membership dues, district dues and club dues. In addition, they support the work of Lions Clubs International Foundation, which raises funds to support the fight against hunger, blindness, diabetes and illiteracy around the world.
Lions in our region are further challenged to bring relief to the victims of natural disasters which regularly afflict us, such as the hurricanes that have devastated the islands of the northeastern Caribbean.
We give without counting the cost because to do otherwise would lead some of us to surrender to negative influences. We have been giving of our time, labour and means for a hundred years, and despite myriad challenges, God has blessed us along the way.
As we embark on our second century of service, I call on Lions in the region to start thinking of new and innovative ways to serve. This major milestone should not just be acknowledged with a toast to our founders. Instead, we should be reflecting on the road just travelled and contemplating the road ahead.
Have we considered crowdfunding or any of the new methods being employed to solicit public support for our efforts? Are we inviting young technologically savvy professionals to join our ranks and ultimately lead the way in maintaining visibility and viability?
If you have a desire to serve but just do not know how to actualise this yearning, speak to a Lion in your community or call the number listed in the yellow pages. This year is the beginning of another hundred years ... a perfect time to join the 1.4 million people around the world living by the simple motto ‘We Serve’. Lion Errol Lee, MFJ Immediate Past District Governor