Multiple District 60

Brief History of Multiple District 60


In 1957, Lionism in District 60 started with the formation of the first Lions Club in Suriname, the Paramaribo Central Lions Club. The success of this club was quite evident when in 1960 the concept of rendering humanitarian service to the needy under one organization was introduced in Guyana.

In 1961, the Barbados Lions Club, now called the Bridgetown Central Lions Club was formed. Together these three Lions Clubs formed the nucleus of what was then known as the Provisional District P (PDP).

In 1963, Trinidad was, however, placed into District "P" and the growth of Lionism in the District continued apace with the formation of several more clubs in Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. In 1965, Trinidad North Lions Club sponsored Grenada, Bridgetown, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua Lions Clubs. By this time "PDP" was made District 60.

By 1974, there were now more than 60 clubs in District 60 and District Governor Bernard Cridland proposed that the District be made a Multiple District. The proposal was not accepted by International on the grounds that the Constitution required each Sub-District to have a minimum of 35 Clubs with a membership of at least 1250 Lions. In addition, some of the clubs proposed were not interested in joining this District.

The District was then divided into six (6) regions:

  • Suriname
  • Guyana
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Barbados and Windward Islands
  • Leeward Islands and Virgin Islands
  • Jamaica and Cayman Islands

The second proposal was made in 1978 and the major draft of the Multiple District Constitution was written by Lion Edward Hart. The proposal was accepted and the District was finally made a Multiple District in 1980 at the Convention in Jamaica.

Today, there are two Sub-Districts, 60A and 60B. 60A comprises of Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago whilst 60B comprises of clubs in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Netherland Antilles and the US Virgin Islands (and formerly in Montserrat).

Source: District 60B Directory, 1988-1989

PAST COUNCIL CHAIRPERSONS

Sherwin Greenidge

Past Council Chairperson

2017-2018

BARBADOS

Marvin Grant

Past Council Chairperson

2015-2016

TORTOLA

Izett McCalla

Past Council Chairperson

2013-2014

JAMAICA

Lloyd H. Barker

Past Council Chairperson

2011-2012

BARBADOS

Shirley Quetel-Hendricks

Past Council Chairperson

2009-2010

ST. THOMAS, U.S., V.I.

John Ebanks

Past Council Chairperson

2007-2008

GRAND CAYMAN

Beverley Reddock

Past Council Chairperson

2005-2006

ST. VINCENT

Valdemar (Val) Warner

Past Council Chairperson

2003-2004

ST. KITTS

Lindel Smith

Past Council Chairperson

2001-2002

JAMAICA

Eldridge Stephens

Past Council Chairperson

1999 - 2000

ST. LUCIA

Malcolm Kirwan

Past Council Chairperson

1997 - 1998

ST. THOMAS, U.S., V.I.

Herbert Edwards

Past Council Chairperson

1995 - 1996

JAMAICA

E. De Tracey Jones

Past Council Chairperson

1993 - 1994

BARBADOS

Ronald Joseph, Sr.

Past Council Chairpersons

1991 - 1992

ST. THOMAS, U.S., V.I.

Karl. G. Francis

Past Council Chairperson

1989 - 1990

JAMAICA

V. Owen Springer

Past Council Chairperson

1987 - 1988

BARBADOS

H. Emmanuel Lake

Past Council Chairperson

1985 - 1986

ANTIGUA

Maurice Azan

Past Council Chairperson

1983 - 1984

JAMAICA

Everette Woodroffe

Past Council Chairperson

1981-1982

GRENADA

Cecil Sproul

Past Council Chairperson

1980-1981

JAMAICA

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