|San Pedro Lions Club new
Board of Directors
In a formal ceremony held last Saturday, the San Pedro Lions Club installed its
new Board of Directors for the year 2001-2002. Inducted as the Chief Executive
Officer (President) was Lion Alex Eiley. Numerous friends joined the members at
the Lions Den to celebrate this special occasion for the Lions of "La Isla
Bonita." Lion Angel Nuñez served as Master of Ceremonies for the official part
of the program. Mr. Wilfredo Alamilla Sr., Lay Minister for the San Pedro Roman
Catholic Church, led the gathering with a prayer and outgoing president Lion
Flora Ancona gave the welcome address. Lion Beto Marin presented the treasurer's
report for Lion Abel Guerrero who was out of the country.
Lion Baldemar Graniel, Past District Governor had the distinct pleasure of
installing the 2001-2002 Board of Directors. Lion Graniel read the duties of the
chosen directors as a reminder of the important tasks they accepted in leading
the club. Immediately after the installation ceremony, the newly inducted Lion
President Alex Eiley gave his acceptance speech in which he commented, "The only
way that the club will succeed is if I get your full support in making sure we
continue to serve the needy."
The keynote speaker for the
evening was Lion Beto Mahler of the Belize City Lions Club. Lion Mahler praised
the San Pedro Lions Club for their efforts in making a difference in their
community and for undertaking such big projects as the Lions Inter-Community
Hospital. Lion Dr. Chris Bennett, Zone Chairman then addressed the gathering and
also took the opportunity to briefly explain his plan of action for the year
2001-2002. He asked that the club try to work with this plan so as to accomplish
the zone's desired goal. The Zone Chairman also took the opportunity to present
Lions Flora Ancona, Beto Marin, Baldemar Graniel and Felix Ayuso with awards for
their hard work over the past year for the zone. Outgoing secretary, Lion Isela
Graniel gave the vote of thanks followed by the singing of the Lions theme song.
Dinner and snacks were then served, followed by a dance featuring the Caribbean
Shells in honor of the new board of directors.
2001-2002 board of directors of the San Pedro Lions Club consists of the
following: President - Alex Eiley; Immediate Past President - Flora Ancona;
1st Vice President -
Francisco Verde; 2nd Vice
President - Milo Paz Jr.; 3rd
Vice President - Nita Marin; Secretary - Felix Ayuso; Treasurer - Abel Guerrero;
Tail Twister - Severo Guerrero; Lion Tamer - Lupe Caceres; One-year Directors -
Javier Graniel and Manuel Heredia; Two-year Directors - Dan Jamison and Shelly
Huber; Attendance and Membership - Baldemar Graniel.