at Central Park. Opening ceremonies
will commence at 8:00 p.m. with entertainment by Salsa Caliente, cultural
presentations by the five clubs and the introduction and parade of Club Queens.
The night will also feature dynamic speakers including the Governor General of
Belize, Sir Colville Young and Lion Nina Titleman, District Governor of the
Downtown Miami Lions Club. The major event of the evening will undoubtedly be
the hospitality booths where each club will give away free "goodies" native to
the environment where their club is located.
The fun continues
on Saturday with seminars for Lion members, the election of a new Lions
Zone Chairman and Vice Zone Chairman, a ceremony for the new Lions Den office
which will be dedicated to the late Lion Alfredito Alamilla and a symbolic
community project, in which the Lions will moor six buoys at specific dive
spots. In the evening, Central Park will once again be the venue for the Queen's
cultural presentations, surprise entertainment and the coronation of the Belize
Zone 59 Queen, Miss Luisana Nuñez of San Pedro Town. A convention dance will
follow at the Lions Den featuring Wil and the Caribbean Shells.
On Sunday, a special mass will be held at the Roman
Catholic Church followed by the Lions Parade of Floats. Immediately after the
parade, conventioneers will congregate at Central Park for a beach luncheon and
jump-up where awards and prizes will be presented.
If you have not registered yet, you still have time.
Registration fees are $30 for Lions, $35 for guests and $20 for youth 12-16
years old. The registration fee will entitle each person to a souvenir package
including T-shirt, gifts and a chance to win one of many fabulous prizes
amounting to over $3000. Just a small price to pay for the spectacular amount of
fun that has been planned for all.
Reigning Queen Luisana
Nuñez will also represent the Lions of Zone 59 in the upcoming Istmania
Convention to be held May 16th - 20th in Nicaragua.
The San Pedro Sun takes this opportunity to
welcome Miss San Estevan Lions Queen Rosaura Chan, Miss Stann Creek Lions Queen
Mary Martinez, Miss Belmopan Lions Queen Lauren Burn and Miss Belize City Lions
Queen Sheena Gentle, all visitors and friends to the 24th Annual Lions Convention.