By Kerri Gooding
The Barbadian society has been the benefactor of the service provided by the Lions Club of Barbados Central for the past 32 years.
Under the motto ‘We serve’, the Lions Central Club has been doing precisely that, achieving their goal one individual, charity or community at a time. Through donations, contributions of time and effort, and community outreach, the Lions have been delivering service of the highest standard.
Since last year’s mid-year church service, this Lions Club has expanded their projects and programmes to include the hosting of their annual Language Arts quiz in the schools, sight and visual conservation, providing scholarship and prize awards, organising outreach and youth programmes and conducting life skill training, to name a few.
President, Jocelyn King said at this year’s mid-year service held at St. Barnabas Church that in 2012 the Lions will continue to serve under the theme, ‘Serving with Gratitude’.
In the future as the charitable organisation continues to grow from strength to strength, King pledged that they will seek to work with more members of the society who are underprivileged and less fortunate.
They will also proceed with providing assistance to children who require expensive medical treatment and forge bonds with more organisations such as the Thelma Vaughn Home, HIV/AIDS Food Bank and the Welfare Department, which they have partnered with in the past.
Sharing in the occasion for celebration were members and presidents of the sister Lion Clubs in Barbados. Lions Club of Barbados Central accepts that to serve is their ultimate goal and have plans to expand their reach even more to mitigate and satisfy the growing need which exists in the society.