New John Gray club offers path to building character

Members being congratulated by Lion district governor Errol Lee and past council chair John Ebanks, while third VP Cordella Chollette looks on.

A new club at John Gray High School is poised to offer young people a new path to building character and giving back to their communities.

In the presence of fellow students, teachers and Lions, the 32 students in the new Alpha Leo Club at John Gray were inducted on Friday, Oct. 14 by the visiting district governor Errol Lee, who initiated the seven club officers Raphael McKenzie (president); Hannah Robinson (first vice president); Toni-Ann Daley (secretary); Virginia Williams (treasurer); and Adrian Powery; Selena Robinson and Vai’ Ann Hamilton (directors); and installed 25 club members, a press release states. The new members were vested and pinned, and the new club’s president Raphael McKenzie was presented with the gong and gavel to be used when presiding over meetings.

“The Lions Club of Grand Cayman is proud to see the initiatives undertaken by past president Rayle Roberts and the dedication of supporting Lions who have made the formation of this club a reality,” said Lions Club president Tannya Mortimer. “The Club would also like to thank the dedicated teachers at John Gray who supported this initiative, and [we] would like to encourage interested students to contact their Leo Club representatives or Patricia Forbes to find out more on how to become a member.”

Alpha Leo Clubs are designed for youth between 12 and 18 years old, focusing on the individual and social development of teens and preteens, giving young people the opportunity to serve their communities and make a positive impact.

“They offer a great way to have fun, make new friends and develop valuable leadership skills.”

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The Leo Club program constitutes an international network of over 6,500 clubs in over 140 countries. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program, fostering a lifetime commitment to helping others. For more information, visit

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