Meetings

PAST PRESIDENTS

2022-2023    GERARD SHOUL MJF

2021-2022    DAVID MATTHIAS 

2020-2021    DESIREE EDWARDS MJF 

2019-2020    FRANKLIN MAYNARD MJF

2018-2019    DAVIDSON CHARLES MJF

2017-2018    SAMANTHA MALONE

2016-2017    ALAN HOSAM MJF

2015-2016    VIRGIL DANIEL MJF

2014-2015    GEORGE ROBERTS MJF

2013-2014    REGINALD PETERSON

2012-2013    R. EURAL BAPTISTE II MJF

2011-2012    LENOX LOOBY MJF

2010-2011    LESLIE EPHRAIM PMJF

2009-2010    SABRINA BENJAMIN

2008-2009    VALERIE GONSALVES-BARREIRO MJF

2007-2008    HORDLEY FORBES MJF

2006-2007    ALAN ALEXANDER MJF

2005-2006    RUBEN RICHARDS MJF

2004-2005    LESLIE SALMON PMJF

2003-2004    DONALD CHRISTIAN MJF

2002-2003    RICHARD LINDSAY

2001-2002    GLADSTON JOSEPH MJF

2000-2001    COLLINS ANTHONY

1999-2000    ROBERT REIS PMJF

1998-1999    LEROY WARREN PMJF

1997-1998    SEPTIMUS RHUDD MJF

1996-1997    WRENFORD FERRANCE

1995-1996    TREVOR VIGO MJF

1994-1995    BERT JOSEPH

1993-1994    ERIC HENRY MJF

1992-1993    FRANK ALLAWAY MJF

1991-1992    ST.LAWRENCE DEFREITAS MJF

1990-1991    WILLIAM ELKANAH ISAAC

1989-1990    GERARD BENJAMIN MJF

1988-1989    LESLIE NANTON MJF

1987-1988    CLEM SAMUELS MJF

1986-1987    RONALD STAMERS

Lion Ronnie was one of those reliable Lions who was always around and always willing. He also served the club in many capacities. He was famous for his skill in making the President’s gong, shine and sparkle and took it upon himself to clean and shine it up for special occasions.

1985-1986    ARMALD DERRICK MJF

The late Lion Armald was Lion of the Year 1989-1990 and one of the driving forces behind the popular Lions Radio/TV Bingo and the monthly Bingo at the Den.  He served in many capacities including Club Treasurer. Older Lions will remember his reminder at meetings “Those of you who owe, just remember I am right here.”

1984-1985    DAVID JARDINE

Lion Jardin was our first President to be adjudged “President of the Year” in the District.  He was Lion of the Year in 1980-81.  Lion Jardine was a great organizer, leading many projects and he led by example as being a hard worker.

1983-1984    GEORGE DESOUZA

The late Lion DeSouza was Lion of the Year 1979-80.  He was a hard worker, who supported every activity of the Club. He was outspoken and never afraid to speak his mind in the interest of making things better within the Club.

1982-1983    FRED JACOBS

The late Lion Jacobs was a Charter Member. He was an active member involved in numerous projects.

1981-1982    OLIVER F. G. DAVIS

Lion Junie served the club in many capacities during his tenure.  He was instrumental in fundraising activities especially fundraising dinners and barbeques which were held at the Club. He enjoyed using his organizational and culinary skills.

1980-1981    CHARLES A. SHOUL MJF

The late Lion Charlie was Lion of the Year from 1986-1987. He was a dynamic organizer and a hard worker.  He is credited along with Lion Charles “Max” Fernandez as the Lions who conceptualized what was to become the famous “Lions Carnival Dances with Burning Flames.” He was also very involved in the Lions Radio/TV Bingo.  Later he went on to serve regionally as Cabinet Secretary/ Treasurer in 1985 and in 1986 to Lion H. Emanuel Lake during his tenure as District Governor & Council Chairman.

1979-1980    LIONEL BOULOS

The late Lion Boulos was a Charter Member who was active until his passing. He was a soft spoken gentleman who was always willing to serve in any capacity. He was known for his administrative skills and efficiency during his tenure as Club Secretary and Treasurer.

1978-1979    EUSTACE NANTON MJF

The late Lion Eustace become a member in January 1969 and actively served with his Partner in Service Generis for 32 years until the age of 80. He was Lion of the Year in 1976-1977.   He also gave us our 20th President (his son Leslie) who was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps. Lion Eustace remained a committed Lion until his passing in May, 2016.

1977-1978    ARTHUR CHARLES MJF

The late Lion Charles was Lion of the Year that same year he was President.  Like Lion H. Emmanuel Lake, Lion Charles was very strong on doing things the right way. The rules and regulations had to be followed or he would be on his feet to educate those who did not follow the Constitution.

1976-1977    H. A. MURDOCH

The late Lion Murdoch was our Charter Treasurer when the club was formed in 1968. His organizational and administrative skills were  critical in putting the club on firm footing in those early days. He too was very meticulous when it came to matters of the Constitution and doing things in a proper manner.

1975-1976    H. EMMANUEL LAKE

The late Lion Lake was Lion of the Year 1974-1975 and became President the following year.  Lion Lake was a stickler for rules and regulations and knew the Constitution and By Laws by heart.  Lion Lake served as  Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer during Lion Robinson’s tenure as District Governor and Council Chairman.  Lion Lake would follow in his footsteps and become the second member of our Club to be elected as District Governor in 1985 and Council Chairman in 1986.

1974-1975    DR. ALFORD WALWYN

The late Lion Dr. Alford Walwyn MJF  was a Charter Member. He was Lion of the Year from 1971-1972.  When our Club was formed, blindness was high on the agenda. Our first major project was with the Workshop for the Blind. Lion Walwyn played a pivotal and valuable role to volunteer his training and medical expertise in Ophthalmology to serve actively in this area.

1973-1974    EUGENE SELKRIDGE

Our 5th President was the late Lion Eugene Selkridge from 1973-1974. He was a Charter Member and was Lion of the Year in 1968-1970. He was very involved in all aspects of the club’s development.

1972-1973    WILKIN GRIFFITH MJF

Our 4th President was the late Lion Wilkin Griffith MJF who served from 1972-1973. Lion Wilkin was a Charter Member who was very involved in all activities of the Club from the inception until the late 90’s.

1971-1972    DR. JOS. ROBINSON MJF

The late Dr. Robinson, well known as “Jo Rob,” was a Charter Member and the Club’s 3rd Vice President when we received our Charter from Lions Int’l.  He would go on to become the First District Governor from Antigua in 1979 and then Council Chairman in 1980. He was Lion of the Year in 1975-1976.

1970-1971    CYRIL CUMBERBATCH

The late Lion Cyril Cumberbatch served as our Charter Secretary prior to becoming the 2nd President. He was also Lion of the Year 1969 -1970. Lion Cyril was known as the Club’s historian as he meticulously kept all the records and history. He was highly respected locally and regionally.

1968-1970    MAURICE MICHAEL

The late Lion Maurice was our Charter President. He was one of the driving forces behind the formation of the Club and except for a short period in the first two years, meetings were held at his Michael’s Mount Hotel, on the site that is now Mount St. John Medical Centre. Lion Maurice was the pioneer who charted our way.

 

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