Posted on

Leo club assists student with travel for back brace replacement surgery

Leo club assists student with travel for back brace replacement surgery


The Leo Club St Vincent, which is in its 27th year of existence, remains one of the leading youth-based community service organisations in St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

As part of Zone 3C, which includes clubs in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada, the club was, for another year, recognised for its achievements at the Zone Meeting held in Grenada in March, 2012. Awards were received for Most Efficient Leo Club Secretary-Zone 3C, Most Outstanding Leo President for the Zone and Most Outstanding Leo Club of the Zone.

Additionally, at the District Level, which encompasses countries from Jamaica in the north to Guyana in the south, the club was recognised for its outstanding contribution in the area of Health and Wellness at the Multiple District Convention, held in Trinidad and Tobago in May, 2012.

With the new year beginning in July, working under the theme ‘Doing is Believing’ a full slate of activities has been planned for the first half of the Lionistic year. On July 31, a donation was made to Chequanna Gilkes to assist with travel to Trinidad and Tobago for surgery to replace her back brace.

The club has also lent its assistance to a student entering secondary school, through the donation of school supplies. This donation was made on August 29. The recipient, whose family hails from Caruth, Mesopotamia, was very grateful for such assistance.

A release from the club said during this first half of the Lionisitic year, the club will undertake several of its signature projects. Members continue to be mentors to students of the Liberty Lodge Boys’ Training Centre through their weekly visits. The club will also continue with its monthly Feeding of the Homeless activity. The club shall execute its major project, that being the annual Primary Schools’ Literacy Competition, during the months of October-November. To culminate the activities for the first half, the annual School for Children with Special Needs’ Christmas party will be held. Throughout the coming months, the club will also take part in other projects, such as a beach clean-up and the cleaning of the homes of two geriatrics.

The Leo Club St Vincent, being a charitable service organisation, is dependent on the assistance of the general public and the corporate sector. The club wishes to thank the sponsors of the recently held ‘Luau’ pool party and other organisations which have pledged assistance to the annual Primary Schools’ Literacy Competition. Through the assistance of the general public and various business places, the club is able to make a greater impact on the lives of the disadvantaged in St Vincent and the Grenadines.