We live in a space that is prone to natural disasters each year. Some arears are harder hit that others. However, we have all felt the impact of the devastating effects of the annual hurricane seasons in one way or the other.
As Lions we need to always be prepared to spring into action wherever and whenever the need arises. There is the issue of proper solid waste management and it’s far reaching implications for the countries within our District. In Jamaica alone, 8,657 tonnes of solid waste is produced per day according to the National Environment and Planning Agency.
Worldwide there are 7000 Leo Clubs with over 175,000 members in 145 countries worldwide. Leos have contributed to over 24,000 projects.
Within District 60 B during this Lionistic year we are redoubling our efforts to offer our Leos experiences that with nurture their leadership and provide opportunities to utilize their talents and enhance their capabilities as well as to strengthen the relationships between Lions and Leos.
Drug abuse is a growing threat to the Caribbean Regions children and as a result its future.
The Caribbean’s youth and adolescent have been identified as being most vulnerable to the growing problem of substance use and abuse. Data put forward by the Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission, CICAD, reveal that the average age of “first-use” of drugs is approximately age ten and in many instances as low as age seven.
The Sustainable Empowerment initiative is a focal core area of the District Governor’s objectives for the Lionistic year 2020-2021. The intention is to provide valuable and needed service to the community, to elevate awareness of the Lions brand “Service” and to increase membership.
The project should be such that it is perpetuated across Lionistic years, from one year to another. It should be enhancing and for visibility branded with the Lions Logo. It should be of high impact since it should create money earning opportunities or a life-skill for the participants. The project should enhance membership experience and develop new partnerships.
NAMI is a focused programme designed to address and reverse the decline in Lions membership in Constitutional Areas 1 and 2 (CA1 and CA2).
NAMI is authorised by The Lions Clubs International Board of Directors at the October 2018 Board meeting.
NAMI is very important as evidence of similar membership decline is appearing in other parts of the world. We need to establish a solid plan for revitalisation and growth before our organisation's ability to serve humanity......Our Core Mission......is fundamentally compromised!