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Lions Conclude Exciting First Quarter

Image: Castries Lions join other Lions to celebrate mass at opening of Lionistic year.

Seek To Expand Its Membership.

Image: Castries Lions join other Lions to celebrate mass at opening of Lionistic year.
Castries Lions join other Lions to celebrate mass at opening of Lionistic year.

IN answer to the International President’s challenge to search for new mountains to climb, and our very own District Governor serving humanity with love and Dignity – the Castries Lions commenced the first quarter in service.

In addition to their monthly feeding on the third Sunday at the Mother Teresa Home for the Elderly, the fourth Sunday at the St Lucy’s Home and the R.C Boys School, July saw the club partnering with the Carnival Planning and Management Association in hosting Lucian Carnival.

In August the club answered the call to dedicate a week to service for Youth. Castries Lions joined with the Soufriere Piton Loins and shared the importance of volunteerism to a group of young Canaries residents. To close that week they mentored the members of the Leo Club of Castries in an activity at the Mental Wellness Center. Service for Youth continued when they presented under the Roger Eudoxie Scholarship, three bursaries to assist students in the furtherance of their secondary and tertiary education.

Castries Lions joined with the other clubs in the Zone in celebrating mass at the Gros Islet Roman Catholic Church to mark the commencement of a new Lionistic year. Their fellowship with the other clubs continued when they attended the first zone meeting which received reports from clubs on the strategies and plans for the year. A workshop conducted by Lion Cynthia Laurent gave clubs the tools to undertake a SWOT and develop an action plan to deal with the issues that were highlighted. Clubs were required to submit that action plan to our Zone Chairman for review.

With bursary winners.
With bursary winners.

To close activities for the first quarter the Lions were blessed with a motivational speaker who invited them to look within and work to develop body, mind and spirit. Lions were urged to use the four tenets of emotional Intelligence: Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness and Social Skills to develop personal value, statements that will assist in climbing their personal mountains as they recommit to the club in searching for new mountains to climb.

“We look to another exciting quarter as we join in the fight against breast cancer, raising awareness of diabetes and HIV/AIDS”, a Lions statement said.

The Castries Lions is looking to expand its membership. “If you are service minded and interested in volunteering as a member or serving in a not-for-profit sector come join us”, the statejent said, adding:

To join a Lions Club, is by invitation, but applications are encouraged from all members of the community. One more member gives us two more hands to do service in our community, at home and internationally. Benefits of being a member include fellowship, good times, and meeting people, building lasting friendships, service to the community, learning new skills, leadership and personal development:.

The club can be contacted at:castrieslionsclub3b@yahoo.com. It is also on Facebook and Twitter @Castries Lions .Or visit their website : http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/castries

Membership is open to men and women over the age of 18 years and of good moral character and reputation.

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