The Lions Club St. Vincent South on Saturday installed its new executive, which will serve for the 2023-2024 Lionistic Year.
The ceremony was held at the Club’s Den at Enhams.
The new board members are: Janeil George, president; Michael John, vice president; De-Anna Ralph, secretary; Rhonda Thompson-Sheen, treasurer; Rhonda Thompson-Sheen, treasurer; Stephen Seymour, tamer; Sharon Williams, first Year Director; Dr. Roger Duncan, tail twister and Colvin Harry, marketing and communications chair.
Monelle Marksman, second year director and Noel Dickson, membership chair were unable to attend the and will be installed at a later date.
The installation process was conducted by a Senior Lion Junior Bacchus, who reminded each member of their new duties and responsibilities.
During her acceptance speech, George expressed thanks to Immediate Past President, Dionne John for her outstanding leadership in the past 2022-2023 Lionistic year and for the accomplishments being recognised as most outstanding president in the zone and club of the zone.
She credited the mentorship she received first as a Leo then a Lion in bringing her to where she is today, including her choice of career as a social worker.
She charged all lions present to work in harmony to ensure greater visibility and service to the community.
George urged the new board to work together as a team for future endeavors and in moving the club forward.
She charged members to engage in more socials to build the team spirit of the club and asked that the board and membership re-engage themselves in the true spirit of Lionism and to remember the theme of Lion District Governor of 60B, Dr. Carlisle Goddard, “I am because we are”.
Following the acceptance speech, Bacchus symbolically presented the Lions Gavel to George, signifying her assuming the leadership of the club.
The Lions Club St Vincent South was chartered in October 1978 and has worked on many projects to assist the local community.
Annually, the club spearheads a tree planting exercise as part of World Earth Day activities and host of the Annual National Secondary Schools Public Speaking Competition.