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THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS, SUB DISTRICT 60B

MONTHLY PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES LIONS CLUB OF MONA OCTOBER 2010

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS SUB-DISTRICT 60B MONTHLY PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES LIONS CLUB OF MONA MONA “RE-ENERGISED: TO FULFILL OUR MOTTO”

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Date Completed:

November 5 , 2010

Month October

Club: Kingston Mona

Zone: 4A, Region 4, District 60B

No. of Projects (Year to Date): 27

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

Value of Projects (Year to Date): US$$31,167.00 No. of Persons Impacted (Year to Date):200,445

Email Address: evadneycrooks3@hotmail.com

No. of Hours (Year to Date): 434

Total Membership: 34 Total Active Members: 24 Average Attendance 80.2%

Funds Raised (Year to Date): US$ Nil Rates

of

Exchange

used

Projects & Activities

US$1

No. Of Projects 1 (2)

Sustainable Signature Projects/Vision Lawn

1

Youth Empowerment

Leo Club Development Geriatrics & Senior Citizens Care HIV/AIDS Awareness & Care Membership

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JA$85

Value (US$) 1047 900

Average Attendance to Date: 80.8%

Total Hours

No. of Persons Impacted 12

30

Please see page 3 & 5 for details.

16

24

Please see page 9 for details

Remarks

Please see pages

(6 )

for details

Please see pages 6 for details

Leadership Development & Participation

Public Relations & Marketing 1

Health & Wellness

350

26

17

Please see pages 2 for details

Programmes LCIF/Peace Poster Int. Relations (1)

Please see page 9 for details

(2 )

Please see page 5 for details

Info/Technology Other: Community Direct-Society for the Blind

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Total

2297

42

71

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

Crooks

President...Barrington

Bucknor “RE-ENERGISED: TO FULFILL OUR MOTTO”

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PROJECTS

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October 23

. Health and Wellness Joint project with the Leo Club in the vision screening of twenty six children at the National Children’s Home. Of the 26 tests done eleven were referred for further testing and management . Participating in the project were the Leo Advisor , Lion Milton Pinnock, MJF, PDG, the Lion Secretay, the Leo Immediate Past President and the Leo secretary The Project lasted for three and half hours. Value of project JA$29750.00

October 9

US$350.00

Envuronment and Disaster Preparedness- Vision Lawn The extensive cutting and clearing of the high vegetation and mowing of the lawns at the Jamaica Society for the Blind continues. Participating in this activity were the 2nd Vice President, four Lions and three guests Refreshments and lunch were provided for the participants who were joined by 3 employees of the Society. “Vision Lawn”- The term emerged out of the visit to the Society by the Lions Club President and the Immediate Past President, and the subsequent request for assistance by the cash strapped Society, for the clearing of the high over-grown vegetation on the compound and the mowing of the lawn. The name came about due to a strong statement written on the walls of the society’s building which states “…to be born sighted but lack vision ” – this inscription on the wall of the Society for the Blind was the driving force behind the concept of the name “Vision Lawn”.. The Mona Lions have completed the cutting and clearing of the grounds aided by workers from Guardsman, a developing partnership which appears to be bearing fruit. . The “vision” is to convert this once overgrown piece of land space into a well landscaped, beautifully re-planted green space suited for use as a venue for events and fund raising activities. This would then transform the grounds into an earning center for the blind.. Management of this new venture will be discussed between the Lions Club and the executives of the Jamaica Society for the Blind. Value of Project: JA$ 88,995.00

US$1047.00

The first and second place winners pose with their certificates and October 25 them are from L-R Lion Leo and Youth Empowerment - Reading Competition gifts. With Milton, the Zone Chairman Dave Scarlett and President Barrington A Reading Competition which commenced more than six months “RE-ENERGISED: TO youth FULFILL OUR MOTTO” 4 had its Bucknor ago, with the at a corporate area Police Youth Club,

finale on Monday October 25 at the Club’s business meeting. The children were given the same book to read – “A Cow Called Boy”,


ACTIVITIES

October 1-31

Environment and Disaster preparedness Sustainable project

This Lion is being dwarfed by a seven foot Mahoe tree in Wallenford

The reforestation project continues in the two areas of the Blue Mountain range - Cinchona and Wallenford. to reestablish the watershed areas that were destroyed by careless farming and the result of hurricanes. In the Cinchona Phase 3 area a few trees were blown down due to the inclement weather but a systematic programme is underway to repair the damage where possible. In the Phase 3 Wallenford area maintenance work is being done. A total of 49 trees fell and these are being re-anchored as the maintenance work proceeds. The seedlings planted in the first phase of the Wallenford Project have grown have grown to heights ranging from seven feet as is shown in the insert.

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October 9

Health and Wellness Lion Milton assisted the Lions Club of Spanish Town in their Health Fair at the St Jago Park Health Center. He conducted weight management exercise including Body mass indices, nutrition counseling and Blood Pressure checks. Health and Wellness

October 19

October has been recognized both internationally and locally as Breast Cancer awareness month. In honouring this designation a workshop on cancer of the breast and Breast Self Examination was held at the Club’s Social meeting. Following the presentation on breast cancer a demonstration on breast self examination was done by the presenter. Participants- males and females were shown the three methods that can be used by them to examine their breasts. Any one of the three methods shown and with which they are most comfortable can be used. Inter-clubbing with the Mona Club were Lions from Lions Club of Downtown Kingston and St Andrew.

October 20

Health and Wellness/ Lions Recycle for Sight

The Lions International Recycle for sight Logo

October is recognized internationally as “Recycle for sight Month”. In keeping with the above, two supermarkets and an office were asked and they agreed to have the boxes placed in their organizations. The boxes have inscription on them encouraging persons to place their used tested eye glasses in them and the reason for doing so. The Foundation for Internationally Self Help Clinic (FISH Clinic) uses the frame and or the lens if they fit client’s present prescription. This activity helps in the reduction of funds that would be required to pay for glasses by the needy client. Health and Wellness / Research- Breast Cancer

October 24

The Lions Club, using the Lions Zone 4A as the population, has commenced a project looking at the incidence of breast cancer among female Lions age 25-80 years old, in this area. A pilot study was done at the Club’s Board of Director’s meeting. A twelve item questionnaire was administered to twenty-six Lions who were present at the Zone meeting.

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With the permission of the Zone Chairman, Lion Dave Scarlett, MJF, the 12 item questionnaire was administered to twenty six Lions attending the Zone meeting. The required protocols regarding information and consent were followed. Following the administration of the questionnaires, at the request Zone Chairman, the research officer gave information about the study to all those present. She ended by encouraging both the males and females present to practice regular breast self examination . She also pointed out that men should not be too complacent, since men do get breast cancer but the ratio of male to female is very wide. The Lion distributed the symbolic pink ribbons to the attendees of the meeting. .

October 7 Sample of proposed reflector vest to be worn by the blind.

Community Outreach - /Travelling Blind The committee continues to meet once weekly to discuss arrangements for the seminar that was being planned for ‘World Sight Day’ October 14. 2010. Unfortunately that date has had to be pushed back due to delay in getting a copy of the design of the vest and funding. A sample of the design of the vest was later received by the President, and is inserted here for your information.

Front View October 12

.. At the last meeting participants included Lion President Barry, Lions Milton, Winston S, Evadney and Wilbert Williams (St. Andrew Lions Club) Vivian Blake and Paula Fletcher of the National Road Safety Council . Follow up meetings are being held with the stakeholders to get their impressions of the vest

Environment/ Vision Lawn “RE-ENERGISED: TO FULFILL OUR MOTTO”

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Lion Milton visited the Society of the Blind to observe the work being done on the grounds. A brief discussion was held with Mr. Lawson of the Society and photographs of the area that had work done, was taken. Insert shows a section of the grounds that have been cut and is now ready for landscaping and beautification.

October 13

The lawn at the Society for the blind after first care of the lawn

October 10

Membership Region Meeting The President, secretary, Immediate Past President, the treasurer and six other Lions attended the Region meeting held at the Caenwood Education Center. A very interesting workshop was conducted by Mr.Ainsley Powell, Commissioner of Income Tax. The presentation evoked many questions and concerns

October 16

Membership/ Family breakfast at the Mineral Spa

1)Clockwise: Lions Norma, Lurline, Zone Chair, Christine ,President Bucknor

, Clockwise: Lions Lurline ,Zone Chair, Evadney, Claudette, Milton

Clockwise Lions Faithlyn, Lurline, Evadney ,Keith Archer

October 19

The Lions Club in its bid to have some fun enjoyed a day of fun, food and laughter at the Rockfort Mineral Spa. A real Jamaican breakfast was served – mackerel run down, the IPP’s specialty, ackee and salt fish and boiled bananas by the secretary, and much more to the background music provided by Lion Milton. Games and more music followed encouraging Lions to just relax. Participating Lions were: Lion President Barry, Josephine, Milton, Evadney, Keith A. and his family, Dave (Zone Chairman) Faithlyn-Affiliate member, and Prospective member Richard Bramwell. Also sharing in the fun were Lions from Clockwise: Spanish Town, Downtown Kingston and St. Andrew Central Lions Lurline, Evadney, Archer, friends and family. The insert of pictures show Lions Clubs, Josephine some members having their plates in hand others relaxing after a sumptuous ‘belly filling’ breakfast. It was a really wonderful day of just relaxing and having fun. No matter who was winning at the domino table! .

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Membership/Social Meeting

October 24

The social meeting saw Cancer Awareness Month being recognized by a presentation on “Breast Cancer” followed by a demonstration on Breast Self Examination. Lions attending were: Lion President Barry, Milton, Keith A., Josephine, Tony, Winston A, Evadney, Cynthia and Myrna. Inter-clubbing with Mona, were Lions of Downtown Kingston represented by Lion Lurline and four members; other features included birthday recognitions music and dominoes. . Membership –Zone Meeting The President and eight Lions attended the Zone 4A Advisory meeting held at the Portmore Lions Civic Center. The Zone Chairman is also a member of the Mona Club. The guest speaker did a presentation on Public Speaking and gave examples of the different types of speakers – examples of those speakers who were charismatic and those who were not. It was an interesting meeting.

October 26

Membership / Orientation . The first in the series of Orientation sessions for prospective member Richard Bramwell was held at the residence of the Immediate Past President. Sharing in the exercise was Lion Josephine, Membership Director and the President.

October31 Membership/Thanksgiving Service The Zone Chairman and three Lions attended the thanksgiving service for the late Lion Dolores Bloise at the Grace Missionary Church. .

October 9

Leo and Youth Empowerment The Leo & Youth chairman joined the Leos in preparing pink ribbons for distribution in recognition of Breast cancer month.

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MEMBERSHIP S TATUS

October 23

Three Lions participated TOTAL MEMBERSHIP 34 in the Board of Directors meeting of the Shady Grove Basic School, a school that caters to the 3-6 year ACTIVE 25 olds. AFFILIATE 7 ASSOCIATE 1 Leo1 and Youth Empowerment HONOURARY TOTAL

October 1-30

The second and third 34 in the series of Empowerment Seminars were conducted by the Leo and Youth Empowerment Chairman Lion Milton Pinnock, MJF, PDG. Topics presented were: a) Guide to Study b) Time Management. Participating Leos were: Kerona (President), Bethia, Shelice, Ryan, Sashana and Suzanita. Lion Evadney was also in attendance. . Information Technology The Club continues to utilize the internet and other communication devices to keep in touch with members and to give vital information when necessary. This Membership and Activities report is one such example.

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Prepared by:

Approved By:

Evadney Crooks, MJF Secretary

Barrington Bucknor President

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