Our service makes a difference
IT IS with tremendous pride that I pen these few lines to congratulate the Lions and Leos of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on the commemorate of Lions International Centennial celebrations.
In this regard, I wish to use this occasion to call to attention of all the magnificent service provided to those persons in need by Lions worldwide over the last 100 years. As the world’s largest service organisation, Lions Clubs International, through the Power of We, the Power of Action and the Power of Service as encapsulated in its motto – We Serve, reminds us that where there is a need, there is a Lion. Our commitment and dedication to the cause to which we have volunteered makes a difference by changing the world, one community at a time.
Sight is a flagship activity for Lions all over the world, and the Lions in Regions 1 and 4 are making their contribution to this challenge. For it was Helen Keller who challenged the Lions on June 30, 1925 at the Lions Clubs International Convention at Cedar Point, Ohio, to serve as ‘Knights for the Blind’ in the crusade against darkness.
In accepting the challenge, Lions have, over the last 100 years, continued to promote preventable blindness. The Lions of the regions have answered that need in your community and continues to respond to the evergrowing needs. Your efforts are forever acknowledged by the support you continue to receive from your community.
As we move into the century and beyond, I challenge you to render the words of Helen Keller even more meaningful. In an era when there are many competing needs, we of necessity, must refocus on the cause so that our efforts will be multiplied 100 fold.
I wish for all the Lions Clubs continuing success in the work in the many areas in which you serve your communities, demonstrating that ‘Our Service Makes A Difference’. Lion Sherwin Greenidge, MJF District Governor Sub-district 60B Lions Clubs International