St. Maarten Lions Club board and members with Immediate Past District Governor Lion Errol Lee in April.
~ Lion Woods receives MJF Award ~
PHILIPSBURG–The St. Maarten Lions Club has closed off its Lionistic year 2016-2017 by winning Club of the Year Award for Region 2 from Immediate Past District Governor Lion Errol Lee.
The club previously won Club of the Quarter over the months July through September 2016. Sub-District 60b comprises four regions and Region 2 comprises 15 clubs spread over the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), British Virgin Islands (BVI), Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla, St. Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Dominica and St. Maarten.
St. Maarten Lions Club Immediate Past President Lion Davey Woods said, “I am extremely happy and grateful that the District Governor has recognised the hard work that the Board and members of the St. Maarten Lions Club have put in over 2016-2017 for the St. Maarten community.
“Our membership has worked hard and deserves the recognition in being named Club of the Year. I have to also thank the St. Maarten business community and the public in general for always supporting our various projects whenever we approach them and we urge them to continue supporting us so that we can continue to do great community work. We definitely could not serve our community without them.”
Immediate Past President Lion Davey Woods with his Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
The board of the St. Maarten Lions Club also recently presented Immediate Past President Lion Davey Woods with a Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his hard work in Lionism over the years since he joined the club in 2008.
Lions Clubs world-wide recognise outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award named for Lions Clubs founder Melvin Jones. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. As of January 2016, there are 386,804 Melvin Jones Fellows around the world.
Lions Clubs International (LCI) is an international secular non-political service organisation founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. As of April 2017, it had more than 47,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries around the world.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, the organisation aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale. The organisation marked its 100th year with a grand celebration at its International Convention in Chicago June 29 to July 4.
The St. Maarten Lions Club has been a member of Lions Clubs International since December 12, 1970.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/67752-lions-club-wins-club-of-the-year