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  FOUNDERS OF THE CLUB:                                                                    

W J BROMET, J J KIRPALANI, CH. SINGH, A M BRUNINGS, C E R KREPS, CH G W THEMEN, C R CHIN TEN FUNG,   PH A LALLJIE, E M TREURNIET, A DILROSUN, J VAN MARION, H E VERVUURT, S F DOELWIJT, J TEN MEER,  O WESENHAGEN, H R FERRIER, G A DE MIRANDA, E WIJNGAARDE, JW GONGRIJP, W MOLL, DR A R WIX,   A L JESSURUN, A H MORPURGO, W L ZALM,E G KARSTERS, A NASSIEF _________________________________________________________________________________________________

For the Fiscal year 2015-2016 Lion Glen Tewari is elected as " President" of Lions Club Paramaribo Central. He will bring the club to her 59th Anniversary in May 8 2016. Good luck to the new President and his Boardmembers.

BOARD MEMBERS LIONS CLUB PARAMARIBO-CENTRAL fiscal year 2015 / 2016           

President: Glenn Tewari  

pres.lc.pbm.central@gmail.com

1st Vice President: Maaltie Sardjoe

maaltiesardjoe@hotmail.com

2nd Vice President Sherida Sanrochman

san.sher@yahoo.com

Secretary: Tom Helderweirt

sec.lc.pbm.central@gmail.com

Treasurer: Anis Kairoz  

ajkrz@yahoo.com

Membership Chairperson: Rude Sanngali

rsannga@sr.net

Immidiate Past President: Urtha Yzer

urthayzer@hotmail.com

 

_________________________________________________________________________________________________               Fellow Rude is the Webmaster of this site. Suggestions and information for this website are welcome. Drop your information rsannga@sr.net  Looking forward to your participation. Pictures are welcome too.  _________________________________________________________________________________________________              Lions Club Paramaribo Central 60th years anniversary may 8 2017         - Suriname beating heart of the Amazon -                                                                                                                              Greenest Nation on Earth

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Lions Clubs International Purpose

  • To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
  • To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
  • To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
  • To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
  • To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
  • To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
  • To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Lions Clubs Code of Ethics

  • To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
  • Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
  • To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
  • To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.
EDGAR   AKRUM
FASIA   ARJUN
CHRISTABELLE VALERIE BEATON
PAVAN   BHOJWANI
DYOMA P. BLOKLAND
GEORGE   BRAHIM
BRIGITTE   BURNETT
ANGELIC CAROLINE DEL CASTILHO
VINCENTIUS ALOYSIUS CORREIA
JOHN   VAN DAL
BENNY   FRIJDE
JOHAN   GEVER
ANDRE REINIER GOEDE
ROY THEO HEAVE
TOM   HELDERWEIRT
HARMEN   JIEN CHIN
ANIS   KAIROUZ
ORDWIN   KEMBLE
BRIAN LORENZO LANDVELD
SURESH   MANGROELAL
WILLEM A MOLL
TATJANA   MUSKIET
LUCAS B.. OOFT
WALTER T SANDRIMAN
RUDE   SANNGALI
SHERIDA   SANROCHMAN
MAALTI   SARDJOE
GLENN   TEWARI
DAWN   THIJM
JEAN ROLAND TJIN-A-DJIE
HENK   TREURNIET
MAURO   TUUR
WILFRIED WONG LOI SING
URTHA   YZER

LIONISM ENTERS SURINAME

Since the birth of Lionism in 1917 in the United States of North America this organization has its desire and ideal steadily seen come true, namely to spread internationally  and reach its objectives through effective implementation and through promoting those.

After over forty years, Lionisme around the world had taken root, the fire jumped over to Suriname and at three Surinamese, namely: Dr. Alfredo Wix, Evie Treurniet and Adolf Brunings. This reulted on May 8, 1957 to the establishment of a Lions Club in Suriname, namely  "Lions Club Paramaribo."

Dr. Alfredo Wix studied in Geneva (Switzerland), where he completed the study for dentist in 1930. After being promoted to the Royal University in Bonn (West Germany) he worked in three European cities (London, Vienna, Budapest). He traveled to South America to Guayaquil (Ecuador) also being promoted at the State University there. In the capital of the country, Quito, he also worked as a dentist. Before repatriation to Suriname in 1946 Dr. Wix also chose Chile as a country to exercise his  profession. He mastered the Spanish language perfectly. Dr. Wix was the son of the famous Industrial / Entrepreneur Wix in New Nickerie, Suriname.

Of Evie Treurniet we know that he has for some time resided abroad. In the year 1956 he was in Cambridge, USA to study VHF Radio Engineering, where he attended lionsclub meetings invited by friends from different Lions Clubs. In Aruba he, through his contacts, brought a few visits to the  meetings of the Aruba Lions Club. When asked then by the acting club president Carlos julao (Aruban) about the existence of a Lions Club in Suriname, the desire came in the mind of Evie to join Suriname  also to this major service organization, when he then had to respond negatively.  He then got the necessary documentation from said Club President.

It was in 1955 when Adolf Brunings, who also was possessed by the Lion spirit for his rather long stay on the island of Aruba, remigrated to Suriname.  In Aruba he met with Joseph D'Aguiar, which originally was also Surinamese,  a member of the Lions Club Aruba. Invited by D'Aguiar Evie attended a meeting of the Lions Club. Already after the first visit came the invitation for membership to the Club. After the initiation, however, soon followed the decision to return to Suriname. It was then in1955.  Adolf was convinced that Suriname had to join the world organization of Lions in order to make the ideal of "WE SERVE" do come through.

So these three, Alfredo, Evie and Adolf came together to reinforce the good intention of dissemination of the idea of interesting others to Lionism.

The person who had been involved was Dr. R Chin Ten Fung, who was excited by the plan. The office of Chin Ten Fung then served as a meeting place to undertake actions towards the common goal. After the documentation on the purpose of the Lion has been studied and explained they decided to establish the Lions Club.

This was on February 12, 1957. The club obtained the name of "Lions Club Paramaribo" later to be changed to "Lions Club Paramaribo Central" (LC Paramaribo Central).

The official recognition of the Lions Club Paramaribo Central (LC Paramaribo Central) by Lions International was held by the positive advice of Nivaldo Navarro, who on behalf of LCI paid a visit to the Club, namely on May 8, 1957 (date of recognition). At first, the date for the "Charter Night" was decided on May 29, 1957, but for urgent reasons it was shifted to July 27, 1957.

This solemn event took place in one of the premises of the “Buitensocieteit het Park” on the former government square. The request was then made to the American Consul, Mr. J. McKnight, to hand over the Charter to Dr. A. Wix, President of the Club, which happened accordingly.

Mr. J. van Tilburg, Governor of Suriname was present on this particular occasion, while other notables with their ladies gave “acte de presence”.

              The Charter Members with their functions in the Club Board indicated, were:

CHARTERMEMBERS LCPC

 

Name

Function

           Name

  Function

1

Dr. A.R. Wix

President

14

J. van Marion

member

2

Mr. C.E.R. Kreps

1st Vice President

15

J. ten Meer

member

3

Dr. R.G. Chin Teng Fung

2nd Vice President

16

G.A. de Miranda

member

4

Dr. Ch.G. Themen

3rd Vice President

17

W. Mol

member

5

W. Salm

Secretary

18

A.H. Morpurgo

member

6

C.R. Singh

Treasurer

19

A. Nassief

member

7

A.M. Brunings

Liontamer

20

H.E. Vervuurt

member

8

W.J. Bromet

Tailtwister

21

Ph.A. Lalljie

member

9

Ir. H.R Ferrier

Director

22

J.T. Kirpalani

member

10

E.M. Treurniet

Director

23

E.G. Karsters

member

11

O.G. Wesenhagen

Director       

24

Dr. A.L. Jessurun

member

12

E.H. Wijngaarde

Director

25

Dr. J.V. Gongrijp

member

13

A. Dilrosun

 member

26

S.F. Doelwijt

member

 

On December 16, 1957 the Club was officially visited by International President Edward G. Barry accompanied by his wife and the District Governor of District E, Dr. Santos Erminy-Arismendi. On this just one day visit, a special meeting with dinner was held in Buitensociëteit Park.

Attendees were Dr. S. Axwijk (President of the States of Suriname), Mr. F.J.H. Barends (City Commissioner), Dr. J.H.E. Ferrier (Prime Minister), Mr. J. McKnight (Consul of America), Mr. DGA Findlay (Vice Consul of Venezuela), Mr. C. Nagtegaal (Director of the Office of the Governor), Mr. Gleysteen (Vice Consul of America), Mr. A. Clarke (Technical Assistant), Mr. W. Cole (Sur. Bauxite Co.), all with their ladies . The Lions were also present with their "Partners in Service".

On July 22, 1960 Alfonso Denegri arrived in Suriname, as a representative of Lions International in Chicago. The purpose of this visit was to check the possibility of establishing more Lions Clubs in Suriname as well as in Guyana and French Guiana. On the basis of the preparatory work done by the Lions A. Wix, E Treurniet, J. Marion, A. Brunings, CR Singh and W. Salm a second club in Paramaribo, as well as in the districts of Para and Nickerie could be eastablished. This was also a fact for Guyana.

Successively the establishment of  Lions Clubs Paranam (later changed to "Para"), North, Georgetown (Guyana) and Nieuw Nickerie took place. By the establishment of "North", "Central" was added to the name of our club. At the founding of the Lions Club Nieuw Nickerie the impulse was given by Dr. Alfredo Wix. He was also the first president of this club.

Approval was then obtained for the establishment of Provisional District P (later transformed into District 60). The language correspondence problem was therefore solved.

Jan Marion was appointed by Lions International as the first District Governor of

District 60.

In the same year the District Governor Marion traveled to Guyana for the establishment of the first Lions Club there, which was given the name of Lions Club of Georgetown. This had begun to spread its wings to other countries and in 1961 the first Lions Club was founded in Barbados, followed by Trinidad and Tobago in 1962. Since then, both at home and abroad Lions Clubs were sponsored by the existing clubs. In Suriname clubs were successively established as below:

Lions clubs

Lioness Clubs

Leo Clubs

1960 Para

 

 

1960 Paramaribo North

 

 

1960 Nw Nickerie

 

 

1966 Marowijne (terminated)

1976 South terminated

1971 Nw Nickerie

1970 Paramaribo South

1976 Felice(Paramaribo)

1972 Gado Tjo

1975 Paramaribo West

1986 Petrea(Coronie) terminated

1973 Paramaribo South

1975 Waco (Coronie) terminated

 

1981 Kankantrie

1977 Commewijne

 

1982 Koela

1986 Parwani

 

         South

1988 Golden Grain (terminated)

 

         Campus +

1988 Saramacca (terminated)

 

 

1992 Kwatta

 

 

1992 Paramaribo Ready

 

 

1992 Paramaribo Felice

 

 

1993 Paramaribo Excel (terminated).

 

 

Following the amendment of the Constitution of Lions Clubs International in 1987, whereby also women can be Lions the former Lioness Clubs respectively Lions Clubs Ready Paramaribo and Paramaribo Felice were chartered.

 

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