Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why Lions should use Social Media

Why Lions should use Social Media…
by Tom Van Kerschaver | Aug 6, 2014 | Conventions, Social Media

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Easter Bonnet Parade and Tea Party

Easter Bonnet Parade an Tea Party The Castries Lions on Monday April 6 joined with family and friends to showcase their creative skills and bring an exciting close to the Easter weekend. The occasion was the annual Easter Bonnet Parade and Tea party. The lions, their families and friends prepared bonnets which were kept a secret until the presentation. The parade of bonnets was preceded by a modelling segment called meet the lions, where the lions were presented to their guest. The highlight of the activity were the beautifully prepared baskets and face painting. Again another fun filled activity. Thanks to the Chairperson of the Committee Lion Cyrillia Dujon and her team, to our family and friends without whom this activity would not have been the success that it was. Thanks to the Lions who presented bonnets, prepared items and participated in the activity.




Church Service marks the commencement of Anniversary Celebrations

 On Sunday April 5, the members of the Leo Club of Castries supported by the Lions of Castries celebrated mass at the Bexon RC. Church.  The service was to mark the commencement of activities for the anniversary celebrations. After the service they were joined by members of the Bexon parish Youth group to a sumptuous breakfast. Other activities include - presentation of drapery to the Children's ward at Victoria Hospital, presentation to schools.


Congratulations to the Leo Club of Castries on attaining this milestone - 31 years of service and counting.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Leo Club of Castries celebrates 31st anniversary

Leo Club of Castries celebrates 31st anniversary


The Lions Club of Castries join with our District Governor Lion Isaac Solomon, Our Region Chairman Lion Maureen Graham, Zone Chairman Lion Michelle Haynes, and other clubs in Zone 3B, in congratulating the members of the Leo Club of Castries as they celebrate their 31st Anniversary of their charter as a club on April 07, 2015.

As an integral part of the Lions International network, Leos also have their own network of more than 5,700 Leo Clubs in approximately 140 nations. 

The objective of the Leo movement is to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity for development and contribution – individually and collectively – as responsible members of the local, national and international community.
The motto is:
Leadership – Develop skills as a project organizer, time manager and team leader.
Experience – Learn how teamwork, cooperation and collaboration can bring exciting changes to your community and the world.
Opportunity – Make friends, develop networks and feel the rewards of community service.

LEO Clubs provide youth volunteer opportunities that inspire and support leadership in young people by giving them the chance to learn, grow and serve by participating in community service projects.
Leo Club activities and projects enhance the community and help young people develop and practice leadership, organization and social skills. Leo Club’s involvement can instill in young people a lifetime commitment to helping others. 

In Saint Lucia, the Leo Club Programme has remained steadfast over the past thirty-one years. Community service remains the cornerstone of the Leo programme. Like their Lion counterparts, Leo Club members enjoy serving their neighbours and watching positive results unfold.

The Leo Club of Castries has been active in the community, providing young persons with an opportunity to enrich lives by engaging in activities including:
• Breast cancer awareness campaign
• Diabetes Awareness education and prevention
• Lions Reading Action Program
• Sponsoring educational opportunities for needy children
• Visiting children in hospitals and the elderly
• Raising funds for youth, educational and community projects
• Environmental Preservation and Awareness
• Assisting in times of natural disaster
• Feeding the homeless and providing food hampers to shut-ins.

Through projects like these, Leo Clubs bring hope and laughter to needy children, especially in impoverished communities.

The Leo Club of Castries in implementing these projects have fostered partnerships with community and business organizations and is an active participant in the Super J Yoplait Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, the St Lucia Diabetic and Hypertension Association and The Caribbean Youth Network.

April is also significant for the Leo Programme, as Lions International has designated this month as Leo Awareness Month. Leo Club Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of engaging young people in the community through youth programs such as Leo clubs. Getting youth actively involved in community service, can help them develop the skills needed to achieve their dreams and make a positive impact.

Our District Governor, Lion Isaac Solomon, has Service Excellence as his motto for the lionistic year 2014-15. Leos like Lions are called to continue to give of Service Excellence. Our founder Melvin Jones had this to say about excellence.     “When it comes to success and excellence, the choice is simple. Excellence means standing up for the ideals of Lionism and using your club for greater cause than yourself, so future Leos will know you played a significant role and made a difference. Success may involve talent, but excellence involves every member of this great club. Remember, the more you give, the more you get. The more you live unselfishly, the more you live abundantly. The more of everything you share, the more you have to spare. For only what we give away, enriches us from day to day."

Some of the activities planned to mark the anniversary include:
• Church Service at the Bexon Catholic Church
• Donation to the Children ward of the Victoria Hospital
• Presentation on Bullying to schools
• Publication of an Anniversary Newsletter
• Radio talk to highlight the work of the Leo Club
• Painting of the Soup Kitchen in Gros Islet (collaboration with the Gros Islet Lions Club)

Membership in a Leo Club is open to young people between the age of 18 and 30, with good character and an interest in serving community. Young persons interested in serving community can contact The Leo Club of Castries at or like us on Facebook “ Leo Club of Castries – St. Lucia.”



 Thanks to our many partners who have assisted us through the years and will continue into the future.