LIONS CEL­E­BRATE AN­OTHER MILE­STONE

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Mem­bers of the Mi­coud Lions Club on Sun­day March 26, 2017 cel­e­brated the 22nd an­niver­sary of their Char­ter as a club. The club was char­tered by the Vieux Fort Lions Club who, at that time, em­braced the need to ex­pand the ser­vice of Lions.

The cel­e­bra­tions be­gan with a Church Ser­vice at the St Lucy Ro­man Catholic Church in Mi­coud fol­lowed by a so­cial en­gage­ment. Char­ter Pres­i­dent Lion Julie Blan­chard ex­pressed how pleased she was with the con­tri­bu­tion that the club con­tin­ues to make in ar­eas such as di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion and screen­ing, sight preser­va­tion, hunger erad­i­ca­tion, and the pro­vi­sion of ed­u­ca­tional sup­port to needy stu­dents, to name a few. She noted that de­spite the many chal­lenges, the club has lived up to its “We Serve” motto.

The high­light of the ac­tiv­i­ties was the launch of the Lion Belina Clif­ford Ed­u­ca­tional Fund. Lion Belina was a char­ter mem­ber of the club who, up to the time of her death, had given ster­ling con­tri­bu­tion to the club and Lion­ism. She is the only mem­ber of the Mi­coud Lions Club who has served in the ca­pac­ity of Zone Chair­man. Her con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity of Mi­coud not only ex­tended to her work in the Lions Club but in her con­tri­bu­tion to the ed­u­ca­tion and so­cial de­vel­op­ment of many young peo­ple in Mi­coud.

The Deputy Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion pledged the sup­port of the Min­istry for the ini­tia­tive and noted that ef­forts like these en­sured that the man­date of equal­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity of ed­u­ca­tion for all is achieved.

Newly in­ducted mem­bers of the Lions Club.

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