St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Lions International Club will be celebrating 100 years of service this year and to mark the occasion locally, the St. Kitts Chapter is undertaking a tree planting project. The project is a part of the centennial service challenge. They are aiming to plant 100 fruit trees island wide.
Adora Warner is the President of the St. Kitts Basseterre Lions Club.
“For our hundredth anniversary we will be celebrating in Chicago this year in June/July and for our St Kitts chapter we will be celebrating by planting a hundred fruit trees at schools around the island. We have started with Bronte Welsh , Irish Town and Beach Allen primary schools, for the other schools have no fear we will be coming to you shortly.”
Mrs. Warner said that the District Governor, Errol Lee, arrived in St. Kitts on Tuesday (March 7) and participated in the annual audit of the Club.
“Unfortunately he missed his flight and he arrived here very late but nonetheless we had the club audit which we have every year. Our audit goes through all of the accounting and club records for the year previously.”
She reported that the audit revealed that the Club’s position was improving even while it tried to tackle one of its most serious challenges which is membership.
“We are currently working on a strategy to not only get quality members, but to retain members, that is one of our issues right now.”
Mrs. Warner also reported that the Club’s youth-arm, the Leos Club was also active.
The Lions International Club first began in 1917. Its mission statement is to “empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs”. The Saint Kitts Chapter was founded in 1979.