Love was in the air at the Valentine’s Spring Affair.
Hosted by the Tropical Gardens Omega Leo Club of UCCI, the Valentine’s event took place on Friday, Feb. 12.
The fundraiser had University College of the Cayman Islands students giving donations to have their photos taken in a booth specially decorated for Valentine’s Day.
“It’s our signature event to bring awareness of the Leo Club in the community,” said Leo Gabrielle David, vice president of the club.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward funding the club’s many community and university projects.
The club was first started in 2013, and now has more than 20 active members.
Throughout 2014-2015, the club members participated in 42 projects and activities, with more than 330 service hours contributed by its members.
Several of the club’s projects have special focus on the environment, children, UCCI, the island-wide community, breast cancer awareness, fundraising, and joint projects with the Lions, such as the “Reading is Cool” program.
Signature Omega Leo initiatives include the Winter Fete held in December to mark the end of exams, the Valentine’s Spring Affair, and Culturama held in conjunction with UCCI’s World Day, an event packed with food, music and heritage, held in May.
One of the club’s recent major contributions to UCCI are aluminum recycling bins.
As of 2015, the club has strived to hold regular beach cleanups on the last Saturday of each month, and to focus its attention on projects impacting the environment, children and special needs.
For more information on Tropical Gardens Omega Leo Club of UCCI, visit its Facebook page.