Lion is first female Vice-Governor of pride
June 11, 2004
Lion is first female Vice-Governor of pride

A female Vincentian Lion is making history across the Caribbean.
Lion Beverly Reddock will soon become the first female Vice-District Governor of District 60B and also the first Vincentian to occupy this position. {{more}}
Reddock’s election took place recently at the Lions Clubs International Convention held in St. Thomas, USVI. She will formally occupy this position come July to preside over District 60B.
This designated Lions District 60B covers the geographical area stretching north to south from Grand Cayman to Grenada and also includes the United States and British Virgin Islands and the Dutch territories of Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten.
For her elevation to this important post, Reddock had to clear several hurdles. First she had to be nominated for the office of Vice-District Governor by her region. This she secured at a meeting in Barbados last January.
Then this process had to be cemented via elections involving multiple districts. This was theoretically a mammoth task since it involved several districts, but in this case Lions Beverly, as she is referred to in Lionistic circles, was elected unopposed at a St. Thomas meeting.
Reddock told SEARCHLIGHT she feels “excited and satisfied” by her selection for this important position with the organization she has been part of for over 20 years. She says she put a lot of hard work into Lionism and is glad it was recognized and appreciated.
She stated her goals going forward: “We are in the process of change and we [the Lions] look after the blind therefore what I’d like to do during my period in office as Vice-District Governor is to organize a sight diabetic programme because there are a lot of persons being affected by the disease.
“If I could get a programme going we could have a reduction in the amount of cases we are experiencing. Getting diabetes under control can help.”
She will have time to implement these programmes after she occupies the new position. But she will have a lot of willing and committed help in another Vincentian Lion, Isaac Solomon, the president of Lions Club South who has been elected to serve as part of her cabinet as Zone Chairman Zone 3C covering Grenada and St. Vincent.
The new cabinet takes office in July for the period ending June 31, 2005. Reddocks’ elevation to this Vice-District post means that come July 2005 there will be an automatic transition to Governor.
The out-going District Governor is Lion Valdemal Warner who hails from St. Kitts.