Lions Club leadership workshop

A joint incoming officers workshop was held at the Lion’s Community Centre recently.

Spearheaded by Lion Debbie Ebanks, MJF, the workshop was attended by former and present officers of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, Lions Club of Tropical Gardens and Leo Club of Grand Cayman.

In her opening remarks, Lion Debbie Ebanks told the gathering that for a club to be successful, each officer would not only be expected to perform duties effectively but to work together as a cohesive team.

She explained that the training workshop sought to empower officers and prospective officers by ensuring that proper job description and other tips were provided.

The first presenter was Outgoing Secretary, Lion Tannya Mortimer of the Grand Cayman Club. She spoke about how to be an effective Club Secretary in an interactive session that featured questions from Lions and Leos.

Lion Anne Hunte, MJF, President of the Tropical Gardens Club followed, with a presentation on the role and duties of Club President and Vice President.

Other Presidents and past Presidents in the audience participated and provided a list of ‘best practices’ for incoming Presidents and Vice-Presidents to follow.

Lion Debbie Ebanks, MJF was the third presenter and she spoke on the duties and responsibilities of Committee Chairpersons in addition to passing out literature.

Lions Belinda Blessit-Vincent and Julie Hutton, Public Relations Chairperson of the Tropical Gardens and Grand Cayman Lions Clubs, spoke on the duties of a PR Chairperson.

They encouraged members to take an active role in all public relations activities since this was one of the best ways to learn about the organization in addition to enhancing the Club’s image and thereby enabling the Club to achieve additional support form the community.

Duties for the role of Club Treasurer were presented by Lions Patricia Bazell-Taylor, MJF and Desmond Grahom, MJF, who are Treasurers of the Tropical Gardens and Grand Cayman Clubs.

They stressed the importance of accountability and indicated that all funds raised from the public are mandated to be used only on community service projects and not toward administrative functions of the Club.

A similar session will be arranged later in the ‘lionistic year’ (2009-2010).

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