Murlene (Mel) Spain became the president of the San Pedro Lions Club for the second time on Saturday, November 3rd during the Club’s 43rd anniversary celebration. Hosted at the Lions Den on Barrier Reef Drive, the occasion also saw the installation of a new Board of Directors, including the welcoming of two new Lions, who were sworn in front of guests, local club members, and members from Lion Clubs from the mainland and Chetumal, Mexico. The local club is determined to continue working hard for the island community and becoming more involved in the development and well-being of San Pedro. The new Board of Directors consists of President Mel Spain, Vice President Everette Anderson, Treasurer Abel Guerrero, Shelley Huber as Tail Twister, Valdemar Graniel as Lion Tamer, Pamela Zetina as Secretary, and Fatima Graniel will be in charge of Membership.

The new president stated that she felt privileged to head the club once more. Spain, who served as the 2012/2013 president, highlighted that the club has faced difficulties in the past years, but that they will continue striving to become one of the strongest clubs once again in the country. She sent a message to the entire island community that it is time to work together to get things done and the San Pedro Lions Club will always be there for the Islanders. “Our motto says that we must serve, and we will continue to do so,” said Spain.

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