Castries Club To Spend $10,000
THE Kiwanis Club of Castries last Saturday hosted the 2nd Divisional Council Meeting (DCM) of Division 27 of the Eastern Canada & Caribbean (EC&C) District of Kiwanis International.
The meeting which took place at the Coco Kreole, Rodney Bay under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Ian Estwick of Barbados, was attended by clubs from Antigua, St. Kitts, Dominica, Barbados, Martinique and host country St. Lucia. Also in attendance was past EC&C District Governor Gary Levine from Canada who updated the clubs on the latest projects and programmes of Kiwanis International.
At the meeting clubs reported on the successful projects undertaken for the last quarter and exchanged ideas as to how best tailor these projects to adapt to respective locales. Lieutenant Governor Ian Estwick reminded all clubs that as Kiwanis International celebrates its 100th anniversary that all clubs worldwide were mandated to undertake at least one project focusing of Kiwanis International theme “Serving The Children of The World”
In this connection the Kiwanis Club of Castries took the opportunity to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre for the club to refurbish the school playground and certain parts of the school’s infrastructure.
Youth services Chairman and President Elect of the Kiwanis Club of Castries Michael Lascaris in elaborating on the project stated that the club had agreed in principle to undertake repairs to the school’s playground equipment including the swings and slides, refurbishing the toilets, as well as building new lunch tables and benches at a cost of approximately EC $10,000.00.
Principal of the Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre Ms. Linda Preville expressed her thanks to the Club for coming to the school’s assistance especially at this time as it had become increasingly difficult for the school to source funds for ventures like these due to the serious financial constraints currently been experienced by their main benefactors notably, the government of St. Lucia.