PHILIPSBURG–The St. Maarten Lions Club under its President Lion Davey Woods, which falls under District 60B, revived an old tradition by working on a joint community project with the French St. Martin Lions Clubs from District 63.
The Lions Clubs in French St. Martin and their Presidents are Lions Club Doyen (President Lion Marie-Georges Romney Hamlet), Lions Club Fort Louis (President Lion Sandra Fleming) and Lions Club Oualichi (President Lion Marie-Françoise Grigoletto). The various Presidents and club members came up with a joint project which entailed holding a concert at the Sandy Ground Cultural Centre in French St. Martin, featuring local artistes and performers from the Dutch and French communities along with talented members of various Lions Clubs.
The project was strictly for the Bethany Home and St. Martin’s Home senior-citizen clients. They are the two homes for seniors on both sides of the island.
The seniors were treated to two hours of drinks and snacks, various performances of folkloric songs, African dance and drumming, a cycling show, comedy and eight games of bingo in which they won prizes provided by all four Lions Clubs.
Members of the various Lions Clubs along with nurses from both Homes assisted the seniors in playing bingo games drawn by Lion Wally Havertong and Lion Astor Brooks.
In addition to Lions Club Presidents, board members and regular members, the project was also attended by District 60B, Region 2 Chairman Lion Claudio Buncamper and District 63, Zone 4 Chairwoman Veronique Paul, who both said a few words on behalf of their respective districts.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/65591-4-island-lions-clubs-execute-joint-project