San Pedro Belize Lions Club
LIONS CLUB RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
It was an historical era in Lionism in Belize April, 2005. The
international Association of Lions Clubs informed the San Pedro Lions
club that they where one of three finalists for the Lions Club of the
Lions club president Nita Marin led a delegation to Hong Kong for the
88th Annual Lions International Convention. When the results where
announced the San Pedro Lions club was selected as the Lions Club of the
Year, from 46,103 clubs in 193 countries.
The San Pedro Lions Club was founded in 1975 for the purpose of serving the community of San Pedro. Accomplishments have included the founding of and continued support of the first health care facility on Ambergris Caye. Since its founding the Lions have
successfully carried out numerous community projects which have benefited the local schools, elderly and poor in the community.
The San Pedro Lions Club members consist of approximately 55 men and women, who through their efforts continue to serve the community of San Pedro, the country of Belize and the world.Click here for a little more history.
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the San Pedro Lions Den
Beto Marin, P.O. Box 8
San Pedro Town AC
Belize, Central America
The 2004-2005 Board of Directors of the San Pedro Lions Club consists of the following:
President - Isela Graniel
Secretary - Ruben Gonzalez
Treasurer - Abel Guerrero Sr.
Membership Chairman - Angel Nunez
1st Vice President - Baldemar Graniel
2nd Vice President - Melly Kumul
3rd Vice President - Carmen Eiley
Tail Twister - Alex Eiley
Director 1 year - Steven Manuel
Director 1 year - Gerarado Reyes
Director 2 years - Jose Alamilla
Directos 2years - Milo Paz Jr.
Fund Raising Events
Lions Club Barbecue every Friday and Saturday night at the Lions Den
Cost $7.00 Bze ($3.50 US)
All proceeds are used to finance the Lions Clinic
- The best barbecued chicken on the island!
- Cole Slaw
- Rice and beans
Ladies Auxiliary Projects
1. Misquito Coast Lions Park:
This project has been undertaken to develop a community park. The park will be open to all residents and visitors to San Pedro. Prime beachfront land measuring 100 x 300 Î was generously donated to the Lions Club for this project. The park will include bathroom facilities, barbecue pits, childrenâs playground, volleyball court, small palpapas and a main pavilion with food and beverage facilities. The current project has received many donations thusfar. The monies needed to complete this project totals approximately $17,000 US. Donations of monies, appropriate construction materials or playground equipment are needed. The current items needed with associated costs are:
- Wooden Pier $2,500.00 US
- 5 small palapas (shelters)$1,250.00 US
- 3 Barbecue Pits$500.00 US
- 1 Kiosko (large shelter)$2,500.00 US
- Volleyball court and Bleachers$1,500.00 US
- Bathroom Facilities$2,500.00 US
- Large Pavilion, Food & Beverage$3,500.00 US
- Play Ground & Equipment$2,500.00 US
- TOTAL$16, 750.00 US
2. Children's Christmas Party
This event is held for the children of San Pedro, complete with a visit from Santa. Small presents and treats are provided for all children who attend. This is financed through community donations and other fund raising activities.
3. Dinner for the Elderly
This event honors the elderly citizens of San Pedro. The Ladies Auxiliary prepares a sumptuous meal, which is provided free of charge for all that attend. This is financed through community donations and other fund raising activities.
San Pedro Lions Clinic
The San Pedro Lions Club founded the clinic approximately 23 years ago. At the time the clinic was founded there was no organized health care available to the people of San Pedro. Through an extensive fund raising drive, needed materials and monies were obtained to construct the clinic.
The Lions members cleared and leveled the ground and built the clinic without outside assistance. Since that time the clinic has provided care to all people regardless of their financial status. The clinic currently serves about 70% of the people of San Pedro on a pay if you can basis.
In March of 2005 a long term dream was fulfilled with the opening of the new San Pedro Lions Polyclinic II. With the assistance of private donation, the Government of Belize and extensive fund raising by the San Pedro Lions a new hospital/clinic was opened to help serve the needs of the people of San Pedro.
The major task that now faces the Polyclinic and The Lions Club is to obtain the necessary equipment to furnish the new clinic to allow the physicians and nurses to provide essential care to the people of the community.
Equipment needs are as follows:
1. Electrocardiogram Machine
2. Cardiac Monitor
4. Glucometer and Strips
5. Reference Books:
a. PDR Handbook
6. Ultrasound Machine acceptable for OB/GYN use
b. Radiology Reference Book
c. Orthopedics Reference Book
1. Adult Scales, Pediatric Scales, Infant Scales (Medical)
2. Cardiac Defibrillator
3. Intravenous Poles/IVAC equipment
4. Emergency Room Beds
5. Radiology Viewing Boxes
6. Emergency Resuscitation Cart with equipment such as Laryngoscope, ET tubes, appropriate drugs
7. Portable Suction Units
8. Mayo Stands
9. Pulse Oximeter
10. Surgical Lamps
11. Goose Neck Lamps
13. Respiratory Therapy Equipment, such as nebulizers
14. Major and Minor Surgical Packs (drapes)
15. OB surgical packs (drapes)
16. Major and minor Surgical Instrument kits
17. OB/Delivery Instrument Kits
18 New born bassinet
19. New born Incubator
21. Hospital Beds
22. OB delivery Table/Bed