The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens
welcomed two new members into its club recently during a ceremony at Sea
Ms Denise Brown and Mrs. Caroline
Roberts were inducted by Lion Walton Gooding, Zone 4B chairperson and Lion Lois
Kellyman, past president of LCTG.
Ms Gooding stressed the benefits of
becoming a member of Lions International. She told the inductees that as a Lion
Club member they can make a difference in their community, can provide support
locally or reach out internationally and can grow personally and
Ms Brown is the assistant manager
of the property department at the Cayman Insurance Centre. Her interest in
lionism sparked when she volunteered with the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens
during the Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2008. She was invited by her close friend and sponsor,
Lion Jondo Obi, to attend club meetings where her passion for service was
further strengthened. At the meetings, she gained a better insight of Lions International,
its objectives and code of ethics. After working with the Early Childhood &
Youth Committee for nearly a year, she made a decision that she wanted to be
part of the club.
“To whom much is given, much is
required,” said Denise. “So I want to be part of a service club whose ultimate
goal is to continue serving.”
Mrs. Roberts is an accounts manager
at Canon. She stated that she was joining the Lions Club because she can help
to make a difference in the community.
“God has blessed me with so much it
is only fair that I give back to the less fortunate and be a blessing to
others,” she said. She expressed her
thanks to Ms Gooding who initially invited her to the club and was also her
sponsor. Mrs. Roberts hopes to serve on the Geriatrics & Social Services or
the Early Childhood & Youth committees.
“I love working with the senior
citizens and children and will be happy to do my part in making their lives
more comfortable,” she said.
She is however quite happy to serve
on any committee on which she is placed
since each committee, she said,
would provide her with different learning opportunities which will help
her to grow and develop in this wonderful organization, Lions International.
Clubs International is the world’s largest service club with 1.3 million
members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas
around the world. Since 1917, Lions have aided the blind and visually impaired
and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout
the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web
site at www.lionsclubs.org.