August 17, 2012
Lions recommit to serving SVG’s less fortunate

The Lions Club of Kingstown-SVG says that it is “stronger, refreshed and recommitted to serving the less fortunate in our society”, while aiming to expand its membership.{{more}}

The group has selected “Lionism on Fire: Recommitment to Service” for the Lionistic Year 2012-2013.

It said the theme is incorporated in the emblem for the year. The emblem features a phoenix in flight with the Lions International emblem on its left wing.

The club created the emblem since it intends to be revitalized and reenergized to give greater assistance to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the group said in a release.

The club said it is endeavouring to become more visible, as it seeks to help “a wider cross section of persons in need”.

Since the start of the new Lionistic year in July, the club has donated two wheelchairs and its next activity is its annual school supplies distribution.

A project introduced this year will see members working with young women to address issues affecting them and the club said it plans to strengthen its reading programme, as it plays its part in decreasing illiteracy among youths.

This year will see greater collaboration with key personnel in the respective Government ministries, non-governmental organisations, and other service organisations, the club said.

The Board of Directors for this year comprises President LaTeisha Sandy, First Vice-President Beverly Reddock, Second Vice-President Gillian John, Third Vice-President Gloria Ballantyne, Secretary Andrea James, Treasurer Yvette Daniel, First Year Directors Alson Jack and Kamala Francois, Second Year Directors Collin Haynes and Monica Glasgow, Tamer and Leo Advisor Raphie King, Membership Director Elritha Dick, and Tail Twister Sylvia DeFreitas.