Members from the Lions and Leo family in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica gathered at the Lions Den, Grand Cayman for the second Advisory meeting for Zone 4B on Saturday, November, 7.
According to a Lions release, Zone 4B comprises of three Lions and two Leo clubs in the Cayman Islands and five Lions and five Leos Clubs in Jamaica from Kingston, St. Thomas and Portland.
Lion Walton Gooding, Zone Chairperson, explained that the last zone meeting in Cayman was in 2005. He said: ‘The Zone meeting is one of the many forums that Lions use to interact and to discuss pertinent issues within the organization.’
Reports were made on the state of each club, which outlined: developments in membership recruitment and retention, types of services performed and how funds are raised for projects. Discussions followed the presentations with suggestions being given by attendees on how to address some of the weaknesses identified and how clubs could adopt best practices.
Lions Rayle Roberts and Mitch Ebanks conducted a highly interactive workshop entitled Leadership, which was well received by participants.
Lion Walton reminded the Lions that they should use the meeting to enhance their leadership skills and lionistic knowledge so that they could return to their respective clubs, and provide feedback. The camaraderie continued later in the evening when Lions dined at a local restaurant.
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