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Lions Club to host 36th Annual National Convention #490009
04/27/14 04:55 AM
04/27/14 04:55 AM
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The San Pedro Lions Club is making final preparations to host the 36th Annual National Convention for the Belize Lion Zone 59. The convention is scheduled to run from the 2nd to the 4th of May on Ambergris Caye. The events will be held under the theme “Lions – rejoicing and uniting to better serve our communities.” The convention will kick off with an opening ceremony on Friday May 2nd at the Rafael Angel Nuñez Auditorium with the attendance of several dignitaries and Lions members from Belize and Chetumal, Mexico. Following the opening ceremony, Lion members and guests will have the opportunity to visit the various hospitality booths prepared by the different clubs.

On the second day of the event, Lions will be involved in several housekeeping matters. The members will also participate in a Lions Cabinet Meeting in which each club’s president will report on activities undertaken by their respective clubs. The highlight for the day will be the Queen pageant, held that evening when the Zone 59 Queen will be crowned.

On the final day, Lion members will attend a solidarity mass at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church at 8AM, which will be followed by a parade through the principal streets of San Pedro Town. During the course of the convention, the Lions will have the opportunity to do other fun events including enjoying a trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

In other Lions news, the San Pedro Lions Club held elections for new officers. During the special membership meeting held on April 10th Lion President Rigoberto Kumul was re-elected as the San Pedro Lions Club for a second term. Other officers include: Vice President – Fatima Graniel, Treasure – Abel Guerrero, Membership Chair – Jan Brown and Secretary – Carolina Kumul, Lion Tamer Nesher Acosta, Tail Twister Miguel Perez and Directors Baldemar Graniel and Flora Ancona (Bar Manager). The new officers will be installed at a date yet to be announced.

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Re: Lions Club to host 36th Annual National Convention [Re: Marty] #490303
05/03/14 05:48 AM
05/03/14 05:48 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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On behalf of the San Pedro Lion's Club we are inviting the community of San Pedro to the Belize Lions Zone 59 36th Naitonal Convention under the theme "Lions-Rejoicing & Uniting to Better Serve Our Communities" on May 2, 3 & 4 at the R. Angel Nuñez Auditorium.

FRIDAY - May 2 - Opening Ceremonies - 6:30 PM
Entertainment - Introduction of Queens - Keynote Address - Hospitality Booths - Music & Dancing with DJ Tracks.

SATURDAY - May 3 - 10 AM - 12 Noon
Zone 59 Meeting - 1:30 PM - Afternoon Activities
8 PM: Fun & Entertainment! Queen Pageant & Club Presentations

SUNDAY - May 4 - 8 AM Church Service - 10 AM
Lions & Citizens Parade with Queens
12 Noon - Auditorium closing remarks & Ceremony
2 PM - Jump Up with DJ Tracks.

Re: Lions Club to host 36th Annual National Convention [Re: Marty] #490449
05/05/14 01:51 PM
05/05/14 01:51 PM
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San Pedro Lions Club hosts 36th Annual National Convention

The convention kicked off on Friday, May 2, 2014 with an official opening ceremony attended by club members from the Belize City Lions Club, Belmopan Lions Club, San Estevan Lions Clun and Chetumal Lions Club. Lion members and guests visited the various hospitality booths set up by the different clubs. Members of the different Lions Club were treated to fun day at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and also participated in the Lions Cabinet Meeting, Queen Pageant and Club Presentations. On Sunday, May 4, 2014 the convention came to an end with mass service at the San Pedro R.C. Church and concluded with a Lions and Citizens parade through the streets of downtown San Pedro.

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San Pedro Lions host the 36th Annual National Convention

The events continued on Saturday March 3rd with a Cabinet meeting that saw various Lions discussing projects being executed in their respective communities. They also discussed critical problems affecting their respective club and other Lion matters. The Lion members took the afternoon off and went on a fun field trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

That evening, the Lions hosted the crowning of a new Zone queen. After presentations were made by the various clubs and queens, Arlethe Lima of San Pedro Town was crowned the new Belize Lion Zone 59 National Queen. Traditionally the queen from the club who hosts the convention is crowned the Zone Queen.

On the final day of the convention, Lion members attended an ecumenical church service at the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church that was dedicated to the Lions and the work they do. Following the mass, the Lions and Leos paraded through the principal streets of San Pedro Town, stopping at the San Pedro High School. A short closing ceremony was also held, in which prizes and awards were distributed to different clubs for their participation in the various events over the weekend.

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