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THEINTERNATIONALASSOCIATION OF lions Clubs Sub-District 60b MONTHLYPROJECTSAND ACTIVITIES LIONSCLUBOFMONA JULY2010

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THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS SUB-DISTRICT 60B MONTHLY PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES LIONS CLUB OF MONA JULY 2010 Date Completed: August 8, 2010

Month: JULY

Club: Kingston Mona

Zone: 4A,Region 4, District 60B

No. of Projects (Year to Date): 11

Address: 12 Gibraltar Road , P.O. Box 166, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7

Value of Projects (Year to Date): US$$3,056.00 No. of Persons Impacted (Year to Date):116

Email Address: evadneycrooks3@hotmail.com

No. of Hours (Year to Date): 25.5

Total Membership: 34 Total Active Members: 22 Average Attendance: 86.3%

Funds Raised (Year to Date): US$ Nil

Average Attendance to Date: 86.3%

RateofExchangeused:US$1=JA$85 Projects & Activities

No. Of Projects

Value (US$)

No. of Persons Impacted

Total Hours

Remarks

Sustainable Signature Projects 6

1157

12

Youth Empowerment

4

Please see page 5&6 for details

(1)

Please see page 9 for details

(12)

Please see pages 7&8 for details

Leo Club Development Geriatrics & Senior Citizens Care HIV/AIDS Awareness & Care Membership Leadership Development & Participation Public Relations & Marketing Health & Wellness

5

899

104

21.5

Please see pages 3&4 for details

Programmes LCIF/Peace Poster Int. Relations Info/Technology

(1) 1000

Other: Donation 11

Total

Please see page 9 for details 3056

116

25.5

NB. Items in parenthesis ( )denote activities in the subject areas Secretary: Evadney

Bucknor

Crooks

President...Barrington

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PROJECTS Health and Wellness July

Health and Wellness

Photo below shows Lion Evadney during her presentation.

In keeping with Nurses’ week activities locally, the President, Secretary and four members participated in a health fair hosted by the Hope Institute (a corporate area hospital). Body Mass Index and a health talk was done by Lion Milton , Immediate Past President who also provided ‘energy tea’ for the participants. Lion Evadney who was the guest presenter gave a presentation on Chronic Diseases with focus on Diabetes. This was well received both by the community persons and by the junior staff of the hospital Lion Evadney also assisted Lion Debrah with vision screening of twenty-four (24) persons. Fifteen of these persons had to be referred to their personal optometrist for further management and treatment. The Bank of Nova Scotia was invited to make their contribution to the health fair and made presentations on Health Insurance and Retirement plan. Brochures relating to the presentations were on site as well as brochures from the Ministry of Health and the National Health Fund. Persons from the community as well as nurses were grateful for the health information, retirement and checks that were done. The Health fair also provided a means for ensuring quality persons as memberspersons from the bank showed interest in the Lions Club and visited one of our Club meetings. A follow-up will be done as to their suitability for membership

Value of Project: JA$45,825.00

July 23

US$539.00

Health and Wellness (cont’d) One Lion partnered with the Downtown Kingston Lions Club in the vision screening of fifty-nine persons (59) – mainly students and a few teachers at the Camperdown High School. Thirty-seven students were referred to their personal optometrist. for further management and treatment. All vision screening were done by Lion Debrah, the Mona Lion. Other participants in the health fair were doctors and nurses checking blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Value: JA$14,350.00

US$168.00

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Health and Wellness (cont’d) July 26 The Mona Lions Club assisted the Downtown Kingston Lions in vision screening at the health fair held at Shortwood Community Church. Of the 21 vision screening done, seventeen (17) were given referrals to their personal optometrist . The health fair was conducted in conjunction with an overseas team (MASH) of visiting doctors, nurses and pharmacists. There were also local doctors, nurses and other volunteers participating. The Lion President of Downtown Kingston one Leo and the Mona Lion participated.. The Mona Lion conducted the vision screening. Value: JA$ 14350 July 26

US$ 168.00 Health and Wellness (cont’d

Food items were given to a needy family to help feed her two young children. The family was very grateful for the assistance. It provided the nutrition needed for the young children as well as prevented the children going to bed without a meal, at least for that day. Value of Project:JA$2,000.00

July 26

US$24.00

International Relationships The Lions Club of Mona was the recipient of US$1000.00 from Links International, New York Chapter for the continuation of our work in the field of Chronic diseases. The organization visited the Club a few years ago, had a week’s workshop in training Lions and community folk about chromic diseases and how to care for such persons as well as teaching/training of other community folks about health and illness – how to remain healthy. Their interest in this health area continues and the reason for this latest contribution. Value of Donation US$1000.00 NB. Links is one of the United States of America's oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Our work with Links was to implement their Umbrella Program, "Family Connections: Diabetes and Obesity"

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July 10

Youth Empowerment The Lions Club of Mona assisted four youngsters to attend the Caribbean Athletics Competition (CAC) Games. Assistance was in the form of personal items for their use during the period of the games. They were very grateful for the help and each said they would try even harder to achieve their goals. Value of project: JA$14,050.00

US$165.00

July 17 Two Mona Lions bought lunches for four youngsters who complained that they were hungry .The students were to attend classes, but had nothing to eat at home before they got to school. Their faces lit up at even the thought of getting food.� Hunger and learning really is not a good mix.� Value of Project: JA$1,410.00

US$11.00

July 23 Two young students were assisted with funds to attend Summer Camp. The camp is an attempt by organizations to get students occupied during the long summer holiday, as well as to prepare their minds for school when they reopen in September. Value of project::JA$4550.00

US$53.50

July 23 &28 Two students were assisted with funds to purchase back to school items, for example books, uniforms and other personal necessities. The parents and students were extremely grateful for this assistance as it will allow them (students) to concentrate on school work instead of being concerned about not having the books that they need.. Value of Project : JA$9,000.00

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US$105.00

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July 28

Youth Empowerment (contd). Parents attending a corporate area church complained that they were unable to find the necessary expenses to send their children back to school after the holidays. Members therefore contributed a total of $25,000.00 to assist these needy parent. One could see the look of relief on their faces as they received the sums given to them. Value of Project:JA$25,000.00

July 31

US$294.00

Youth cont’d Children’s clothing valued at thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00)were donated to a corporate area Children’s home. Value of Project:JA$30,000.00

July 30

US$353.00

Leo Club Development/ Leo Convention The Lions Club supported two Leos , the Immediate Past President and the Secretary to attend the Leo Convention held in Montego Bay to the tune of Twelve thousand dollars. (JA$12,000.00) The Club also contributed three thousand dollars (JA$3000.00) towards the hosting of the function. Attendance of Leos at these functions helps them in their personal development, but also to understand more carefully their role and responsibilities as Leos in an International organization. Lion Dave, MJF and Zone Chairman and past Leo Advisor attended the function. Value of Project JA$15,000.00

US$176.00

END OF PROJECTS

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ACTIVITIES July 7 & 11

Membership/ Inter-clubbing Members from the Lions Club of Mona shared with the Lions Club of Kingston in their Change of Administration function. Attending were: Immediate Past President, (IPP), Lion Milton Pinnock, MJF,PDG, Lion Evadney, MJF, secretary, Lions Keith Peart, PMJF., Cynthia Peart, PMJF, Josephine Parchment, Membership Director and Keith Archer.. They reported that they enjoyed the time spent at the function. Lion Keith Archer, a recently inducted Lion, said he met old friends and made new ones.

July 11

Lion Dave, MJF, (Zone Chairman) and Lion Milton , MJF, (IPP). shared with the Lions Club of St. Andrew Central in their church service to begin the new Lionistic year - 2010 -2011. The service was held at the Providence Methodist Church, Liguanea

July 8

Membership/Planning to host Zone meeting The planning committee met at the Resource Center to plan for the activities that would take place on that day. Members attending were: Lion President Barry, Lion Cynthia, PMJF (Chairperson), Lion Milton, (IPP), Lions Winston and Anthony

July 12 & 29.

Membership/ Working with the Blind.. The President, Lion Barrington and Lion Milton, MJF, PDG, visited the Society of the Blind, offices located in Liguanea, Kingston, to have a first hand look at facilities for which the Society was seeking the Lions Club’s assistance. They met with Mr. Conrad Harris- Executive Director, and Mr. Kenneth Lawson (librarian) who outlined the details of work to be done inside the building and outside where there was overgrown bush. The director explained they had limited funds and therefore the reason for seeking the Club’s assistance. A planning meeting was held to continue to develop strategies for the seminar – ‘Travelling Blind:’ to be held during Sight MonthOctober 2010..Lions attending were Lion President Barry, Lions Milton, Evadney and Debrah and a representative from the Office of Students with Special Needs, attended the meeting

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. July 15

Membership /Planning for church service Lion President Barrington , in seeking divine guidance for the beginning of his Administrative year, met with the Administrator of the Hope United Church to make plans for the Club’s sharing in their worship service:. Lions attending were: Lions Milton,, MJF, PDG, (IPP), Josephine (Membership Chair) and Robin . Membership/ Supporting Book Launch

.:July 17

Lions Club of Mona supported former Lion Joan Gumbs in the launch of a book she authored Jamerican, sharing in the event were: Lion President Barry, Lions Milton, Evadney, Josephine and Keith A. Membership/ Zone 4A Meeting . The Lions Club of Mona hosted the Zone 4A meeting at the Lions Resource Center- Lion Dave Scarlett, MJF, Zone Chairman, was holding his first Zone meeting for the Lionistic year, 2010-2011..Attending were: Lion President Barry, Immediate Past President (IPP) Lion Milton Pinnock, MJF, PDG, Secretary Evadney, Membership Director Josephine, Lions Cynthia, Denise, Anthony, Keith A. and Marva. The meeting was an interesting and informative one.

July 17

Membership/ Zone 4B meeting Zone 4B Meeting was also held at the Mona Lions center and was hosted by the Kingston Lions Club. Members from the Lions Club of Mona were: Zone 4A Chairman, Lion Dave Scarlett, MJF, PDG Lion Milton and Lion Anthony.

July 18

Membership/ LI on Officers’ Training Five Lions – Milton, IPP, Denise, District Chair, Josephine -Membership Director, Keith Archer and Evadney, Club Secretary, attended the workshop that was held at The Belair School in Mandeville. It was a very interesting, informative and productive meeting – the sharing of ideas, the learning new techniques really made it a wonderful experience. The camaraderie among Lions was very evident at the meeting.

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July 21

July

Membership

26

Mr Lawson seated beside the IPPLion Milton Pinnock, at the head table. Lion President and Lion Secretary, Candice one of the guests, telling members about herself.

July1 – 31

Lion Barrington, the newly installed President, used the theme “getting to know you ’’ at the beginning of his Lionistic year as President to get to know his Lions. A group of five Lions (men) met and ‘rapped ‘the evening away., talking about current events, Lionism and other topics. It was an evening of fun, laughter and camaraderie. The Lions left, with a new feeling of togetherness and a motivation to move the Club forward . Business/Social meeting Lion President , 19 Lions and guests attended the meeting. Mr Kenneth Lawson, Librarian for the Society of the Blind was one of the invited guests, and gave detailed information of the assistance needed by the blind community. The insert shows The Head Table with Mr Lawson seated beside the Immediate Past President, Lion President and Lion Secretary listening keenly to what was being said by Mr Lawson .

Information Technology The internet using e-mails and text messages and teleconferencing have been our means of communication for the most part. Even sending this report to the District, Region and Zone persons is evidence of the use of technology

July 10

Leo Club development Membership/Attendance at Leo Meeting Lion Dave, MJF, Zone Chairman and (Immediate Past Leo Advisor) and Lion Milton, MJF, PDG. (Leo Advisor) attended and participated in the scheduled Leo Meeting. Attendance at these meetings by senior Lions help Leos to grow in Leoism- learning how to hold a meeting, learning about protocol and writing reports. END OF ACTIVIT IES

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MEMBERSHIP STATUS AS OF JULY 31, 2010 Total membership:

34

Active:

22

At Large:

2

Affiliate:

7

Associate:

2

Honourary:

1

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Signed by:

Approved by:

Evadney Crooks, MJF Secretary

Barrington Bucknor President

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July M&A Report 2010.docFF