September 30, 2014
Farmers to receive $20,000 worth of agricultural supplies from Lions Club

The Lions Club of St Vincent South will next week hand over to farmers, agricultural supplies valued at $20,000, in recognition of the birthday of Lions Club International.{{more}}

Next Monday, October 6, the club will hand over vouchers to 20 farmers for seedlings and other farming implements such as tools, bags of feed, etc, under the Club’s soon to be launched Farmer’s Support Project. Monetary contributions will be given to some farmers to offset other costs, such as payment of workers. All vouchers will be redeemed at the Agricultural Input Warehouse.

Additionally 100 broiler chicks and bags of feed will be distributed to the Adelphi Secondary School as part of the phase 2 component of this project, in an effort to buttress the school’s agricultural programme. On September 16, the Club also purchased and donated a pig and a bag of feed to Gracel Durrant.

The Club’s agricultural project is valued at $20,000 and is made possible through a kind donation received from a supporter of the Club.

The donations will be handed over during a press conference on World Service Day on Monday, October 6, at Computec’s conference room at 10 a.m.

Lions around the World celebrate the birth of Lions Clubs International on October 6. It is a day for Lions to demonstrate to the world by action, what Lionism stands for: for it is in this week in 1917 that our first convention was opened in Dallas, Texas, USA, thus heralding the birth of Lions International.

October 6 is a day when Lions around the World join to show by example, the objectives of Lionism and ethical practices which we uphold, to be the very essence of that spirit which amalgamates us into the largest service organization in the world.