March 4, 2021

Cayman Lions installation luncheon

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IMG_1876 change administration at installation luncheon

By Georgina Wilcox

On Saturday (14) at , the of Tropical Gardens held their Change of Administration and Installation.

The new President is Caroline Roberts who takes over from Nereen Thomas.

Other officers installed were:

1st Vice President: Dorothy Davis

2nd Vice President: Blanca Welds

3rd Vice President: Clint Powery

Secretary: Elva Smith

Treasurer: Patricia Bazeii-Taylor

1st Year Directors: Gina Barnes & Kerry Nixon

2nd Year Directors: Norma McField & Donett Chung

Tamer: Melrose Gooding

Tail Twister: Maureen Robinson

Membership Director: Dorothy Davis/Nereen Thomas


The installation of board members was executed by Lion John Ebanks, Past Council Chairman.

Past President, Nereen Thomas gave an account of the achievements of the Lions Club throughout her year.

History of Club:

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens was sanctioned as duly formed by Lions International on April 16th, 1993, , and on May 8, 1993, 30 ladies were inducted with Lion Patricia McField (a past president of the Leo Club of ) chosen to be its charter president.

Until last year the club consisted of only women, although men were permitted to join. Last year one man joined and now there are three.

Over the years the Club has been involved with regular visits to the elderly at home and at the Pines Retirement Home, assisting with many projects within the primary and high schools, the Lighthouse School for the Handicapped, the Young Parents Programme, counseling at the Fairbanks Prison (women’s prison), adopting Lions International Sight Programme, bringing awareness of various diseases to the public (Lupus, Diabetes Osteoporosis, etc).

The Club is best known though for its Breast Cancer awareness campaign in October each year when it conducts awareness meetings in each district on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and partners with the Health Services Authority (George Town Hospital) in hosting breast cancer clinics. Doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals address breast cancer issues and highlight new developments and treatment of the disease. Literature is provided and free mammogram vouchers are given out to women age 40 and older, and to younger women who have a family history of Breast Cancer.

PHOTOS: Georgina Wilcox

Note: the Lions Club of Grand Cayman will be holding their inauguration of Rayle Saint Aubyn Roberts as their President on Saturday 28th June, 2014 at Grand Old House 6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner. Price $60 per person/cash bar and dress is casual.

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