PRESS RELEASE:- The Lions and Leos of Zone 3B (Saint Lucia) on Saturday August 27, 2016 met in Soufriere for the first Zone Meting for the lionistic year 2016-2017.
The meeting received reports from the various club Presidents which was summarized by the Zone Chairman in his presentation to the meeting.
The meeting then moved to a workshop sessions which was conducted by our very own Lion Cynthia Laurent of the Castries Club. The objective of the workshop was to assist in identifying the challenges facing the clubs in the Zone and to develop strategies to deal with the challenges identified.
The workshop began with an ice breaker which required each participant to complete the phrase I am a Lion/Leo because …………………. The prize for the most innovative statement was received by Leo Yumica Modeste. Her statement is “I am a Leo because I love being the rainbow in someone’s cloud.” These statements will be collated and presented to the clubs.
The workshop was conducted in the form of a SWOT in order to identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
The meeting then broke up into four groups with each one looking at one aspect of the SWOT.
Following the group presentations the steps to developing an action plan to deal with the challenges were identified.
Each member was required list five of the challenges identified and to prepare and action plan for presentation to the Zone Chairman by September 30, 2016. It is anticipated that the clubs will review their programs and develop actions plans for execution of these.
The Zone Chairman presented each club with a set of footballs to be used to undertake a youth development project in the various communities. The Castries Lions, Castries Leos and Piton Lions Clubs were recognized and presented with tokens for timely submission of club reports.
The meeting ended with the clubs joining in singing the District Governor’s song “Lions Join the Love Train.