Busby takes over helm of St. Maarten Lions Club

From left: Lions Club incoming board President for 2017-2018 Lion Alison Busby with Immediate Past President Lion Davey Woods.


PHILIPSBURG–St. Maarten Lions Club installed its new President and board at Divi Little Bay Resort on the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International last week. The incoming President for 2017-2018 is Lion Alison Busby.

  The rest of Board of Directors are First Vice President Lion Christ’l Larmonie, Second Vice President Carmen Lake, Secretary Lion Oralie Boirard, Treasurer Lion Claudio Buncamper, One-Year Director Lion Jennifer Johnson, Two-Year Director Wanuki Holiday and Membership Director Lion Eldert Louisa.

  Non-board positions that were also installed at the ceremony were Lion Michael van Grieken as Tamer and Lion Claudius Buncamper as Tail-Twister.

  Outgoing President Lion Davey Woods mentioned his long list accomplishments to the crowd of Lions, partners in service and families at the dinner which was also attended by Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman, also a long-serving Lions member.

Lions Club members at the 100th anniversary celebration at Divi Little Bay Resort.


  Minister Boasman gave a speech about how proud he felt being a Lion, congratulated the Club on its many achievements and gave a toast to Lions Club International, District 60B and St. Maarten Lions Club. Zone 2B Chairlady Lion Ernie Hodge-Carty of Anguilla also attended the event along with the President and members of the three French-side Lions Clubs – Lions Club Oualichi, Doyene and Fort Louis.

  Woods said, “It was a pleasure to serve as President of such a prestigious Lions Club while also serving the St. Maarten community. I received great support from my board and general membership. Apart from the signature project we have accomplished everything else that I have set out to do from the start of the year and much more.”

  Incoming President Busby said, “My focus will be on our young people in St. Maarten, especially with drug and alcohol abuse, and we will be going back into the various communities to see where help is needed. The St. Maarten Lions Club wants to serve its communities and by going into those communities it can get a good assessment of what the community needs are.”  

  The night was capped off with the outgoing President giving out various plaques to deserving members of the Club while various speeches were given concerning the 100th anniversary celebration, followed by a buffet dinner.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66764-busby-takes-over-helm-of-st-maarten-lions-club