LocalNews Dominica lions represented at Lions Convention in Trinidad by: – June 1, 2012 Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 100 Views no discussions Members of the Lions & Leo Clubs of Dominica at Lions Convention in Trinidad.A contingent of 14 members represented the Lions and Leo Clubs of Dominica at the recently concluded 32nd Multiple District 60 Convention hosted by the Lions Clubs of Trinidad and Tobago from May 23-27, 2012.The group comprising of seven (7) Lions, five (5) Leos and two (2) guests participated in a number of activities which saw Lions and Leos from the two (2) Sub Districts which make up Multiple District 60 – (Sub-district 60A: – clubs in Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname and Sub-District 60B: – clubs from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in the north to Grenada in the south). These activities included a Cocktail reception, Parade of Clubs in the streets of Port of Spain, Leo Forum, Pre Cabinet andCabinet Meetings, District Convention and the highlight of the event – the Multiple District Convention. A number of clubs were also awarded for their work in their various communities and the Dominica Lions returned home with their fair share of awards, namely President of the Zone – Diana Angol, Secretary of the Zone – Janice Hypolite and Lion of the Zone –Louisiana Dubique (tied with Eural Baptiste of the Antigua Lions Club). Dominica is part of Zone 2C which includes clubs in Antigua, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis.Another activity which also highlights the Convention is the election of the District Governor who will lead the clubs in the upcoming Lionistic year which runs from July 01 to June 30. The District Governor elect is Lion Claudius “Tony” Buncamper, MJF, of the St. Maarten Lions Club. Two local club members were also appointed to serve on the District Governor’s Cabinet in the persons of Diana Angol as Associate Chair – Literacy Campaign and Louisiana Dubique as Zone 2C Chairperson.The Lions and Leos were also pleasantly surprised to have their photo while on Parade featured in the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday weekly?/daily? newspaper on May 25, 2012. The Dominica Lions Club is a member of the International Association of Lions Club, a nonprofit service organization with approximately 1.3 million members in 207 geographical locations.Press Release
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