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San Pedro Lions honored to host the 44th National Convention

The 44th Zone 59 Lions Club National Convention was held over the weekend in San Pedro Town, hosted by the island's local Lions Club. The three-day event started on Friday, May 12th, when attendees and conventioneers reflected on the goals and objectives of Lionism. The convention saw the participation of all active Lion Clubs in the country from Belmopan City, Belize City, San Estevan, the host San Pedro and two recently installed branches in Sarteneja Village and Corozal Town. The annual event also included the participation of a special guest from Campeche, Mexico.

This year's convention was dedicated to long-time Lion Pedro Salazar Sr. under the theme 'Committed Lions: Working as one to serve many!' The event was officially launched on Friday at the Lions Den on Barrier Reef Drive. Lion Eiden Salazar Jr initiated the activities with the entrance of the four Lion beauty ambassadors, followed by flag bearers representing Belize, Mexico, and Lionism. The formalities were followed by the Belize and Mexico anthems and a moment of silence to remember past Lion members. Mayor Gualberto' Wally' Nu´┐Żez delivered the welcome address. He commended the Lions for their commitment to work for the betterment of the communities and took the opportunity to welcome everyone to the anticipated annual event. Zone 59 Chairperson Dr. Sol Yam delivered a reflective address and expressed the honor that it is to serve as a Lion. Yam said Lions, a global organization, is committed to serving their communities and finding ways to solve concerning issues. She continued calling on current members to continue their hard work and encouraged them to try and increase their membership. The plan is to increase the membership and the number of clubs in the country and transition from a Zone to a District.

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San Pedro Lions Club, Belize Zone 59 ends national convention with a parade in downtown San Pedro.