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7 February 2017

Lion District Governor Sherwin Greenidge, MJF Audits Clubs in Zone 3B

By  Lions club

Lion District Governor Sherwin Greenidge, MJF, made an official visit to Saint Lucia for the annual audit of the clubs in Zone 3B during the period January 16 – 18, 2018.  

  On arrival, the District Governor was greeted by a team of Lions and was handed the Audit report by our Zone Chairperson Lion Cynthia Laurent.  This year instead of individual clubs handing in folders, Our Zone Chairperson prepared one audit folder with the reports of all the Clubs. 

The audit of the clubs is an annual requirement of Lions International and comprises a review of club administration in terms of processes and procedures as well as financial management.  The review also takes in an in-depth analysis of community service projects and activities, membership growth and development as well as member satisfaction.

Day one of the Audit saw the clubs in the South  – Lions clubs of Vieux Fort, Soufriere Pitons, Micoud and the Hewanorra Plains Leo Club under scrutiny.   On day two, the District Governor paid a courtesy call on His Worship the Mayor of the City of Castries, Mr. Peterson D Francis who indicated that he was pleased with the work that the Lions were undertaking in the community and look forward to their collaboration with the Council.

A courtesy call was also paid to the Saint Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association and discussions were held with the President and members of the Board.  The District Governor noted that he was pleased that the Diabetes Association was chosen for his visit since Lions International has strengthened its focus on Diabetes.  At the International Convention in June in Las Vegas, Lions International will launch its new Strategic plan for Diabetes Education and Awareness.

Day two continued with the Audit of the Club in The north – Castries and Gros Islet Lions and the Leo Club of Castries.

On completion of the Audits, the District Governor noted that the lions clubs in                  Saint Lucia have a rich legacy of service since the introduction of lionism to Saint Lucia some 50 years ago.  The many projects and activities undertaken have all not only benefitted the communities but also captured the attention of the citizens of the                    Saint Lucia. 

He encouraged Lions to  continue to serve giving due cognizance  to the  three tenets our International President, Lion Dr, Naresh Aggarwal  programme – The Power of We, The power of Service and the Power Action.   He ended his message to the clubs with a quote from Helen Keller who has challenged lions to be knights of the blind:  “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

He urged clubs to continue working diligently to realize their goals and looks forward to the continued support of Lions and Leos as we enable our communities through service, while committed to excellence that ensures that “our service makes a difference”

Following the Audit of the Clubs in Saint Lucia, the District Governor travelled to Grenada for the Region Meting, where the clubs in the islands of - Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent met to update our Region Chairman on their progress and to receive nominations for the position of Second Vide District Governor.   We look forward to visiting Antigua in May for the Convention and to June when we bring down the curtains on our 50th anniversary celebrations.

If you are service minded and want to give back to Community come, join us.  We are in five locations in Saint Lucia

Castries lions       -        castrieslionsclub3b@yahoo.com

Gros Islet             -        grosisletlionsclub@gmail.com

Soufriere              -        pitonlions@gmail.com

Micoud                 -        lionsmicoud@gmail.com

Vieux Fort            -        vflions@gmail.com

Young people between ages 12 – 30 can also join us in service. Our Leo Clubs invite you to share in Leadership Opportunity and Experience (LEO)

Castries Leos                 -        leoclubofcastries@yahoo.com

 Hewanorra Plains Leos -       Vieux Fort

Our Service can only make a difference if you join us.

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