San Pedro Lions Club installs new Board of Directors

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 11, No. 30            August 2, 2001

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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.

    The 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.
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