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Your partner in Community Development Service for The Past Forty Seven Years 

A BRIEF HISTORY

The Lions Club of Trinidad Central was sponsored by the Lions Club of Trinidad North (now Port of Spain Central) and was inaugurated on Friday March 4, 1966. The actual Charter was presented to the then Charter President Lion Dr. Horace Beckford by the then Lion District Governor Lion Louis Lynch of Barbados.  During the first two years of operation, the club was able to present an ambulance to the Ministry of Health stationed at the Couva District Hospital.  Around that same time a television set, blankets and foodstuff were given to the Home for the Aged at Chaguanas.   In 1971 the club purchased a Titmus Aero medical Eye Testing Machine, which was used to do eye testing projects in the schools in the Couinty of Caroni.  This exercise continues to be an on going project of the club up to this present time, and it must be noted that those children whose parents cannot afford the purchase of glasses are further assisted by the club in purchasing same.  It is estimated that approximately thirty thousand children have benefited from this program during the existance of the eye testing project over the past thirty six years. The club's performance during the years 1966 to 1972 was phenomenal and for the achievements and dedication shown in the world of Lionism, the club was awarded the Louis Lynch Challange Trophy on four occasions during that six year period for being the most outstanding club and dedication to humanitarian service in the region. In the year 1973 all primary schools in the County of Caroni benefited from the club's donation of First Aid Kits outfitted with all the medical supplies neded to stock such a kit.  The following year 1974, the club was able to acquire a five-acre plot of land at Carlsen Field, Chase Village by deed of Lease from the Government of Trinidad & Tobago. In that same year the then International President of Lions Clubs Lion Tris Coffin, paid an official visit to Trinidad visiting the site and planted a tree in commemoration.  Construction of the Civic Center began and on Sunday May 01st 1977 the Civic Center was formally openend by Mr. Solomon Lutchman ( now deceased ) the then High Commissioner of Trinidad & Tobago to Canada. In recent times the club has adopted the Chaguanas Home for The Aged, as well as the Florence Foundation Weslyan Holiness Home for displaced children; the eyetesting programme is ongoing and more young persons have benifitted from the purchase of spectacles. The club has also assisted persons with urgent surgical needs, and from time to time assisted youths with their educational pursuits. Trinidad Central Lions Club look forward to the future with hope and clarity that the vision will continue to be one of service, service, and more service to the community we serve and beyond.

 

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