Our Club History...
The Arima Lions Club started as the Trinidad East Lions Club, and was inaugurated on May 24, 1967 at Chung’s Restaurant Arima with 20 members. The North Lions Club of Trinidad, whose president was the late Dr. Ken La Roche, sponsored the club.
The club was charted on August 16, 1967 at the Scarlet Ibis Hotel, the charter being handed over by Lion Eugene Kasters of Suriname; the previous District Governor who was given the duty by the then District Governor Dr. Harry Carrington.
From left: Charter President Lion Lawrence Cross and Charter Members Lion Sulan Assue and Lion Dr. Lloyd Ramcharan
The Club is proud to note that we conducted dental programmes for school children, held youth camps and sponsored youths to participate in youth exchange programmes. Over the years...We also embarked on projects with a difference, such as:
The launch of the “Lawrence Cross Scholarship Award” in memory of our Charter President. This is given to a successful SEA student and a student of Servol
“World of Work” project where students of form 5 are given the opportunity to experience the operations of an organization for one day
Distribution of food Hampers at Christmas to "Relieve the Hunger"
We also engage in Environmental Projects, Health Fairs, Working with Older Persons and Chidren's Homes, Families in need, Aid to the Visually Impaired and Disabled Persons and the list goes on as we continue to provide outreach in our chartered area.
Our Club hosts fundraisers to help fund our projects and may have two to three fundraisers each year. All proceeds go to charity.
A New President and Board of Directors is elected each fiscal year
Leading us into our 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Our Current President Lion Jeanne Blaize 2016-2017
President Lion Sheldon De Graff Jul-Oct 2015-2016
Our Presidents Lion Courtney Tyson and Secretary Lion Latoya Compton Nov-Apr 2015-2016
Lion Lauren Subar (Center) President and Board of Directors 2014-2015
Lion Chery Juanette President 2013-2014
Lion Bonifacia Pereira President 2012 - 2013
Lion President Cherry Antoine 2011-2012
Lion Neal Weatherhead President of 2010 ~ 2011
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