Arima Santa Rosa is the leading go to volunteer club when you want to get things done... Serving the Arima area for more than 25 years!

In keeping with our mission we seek to provide service to the community through a variety of Service Projects. In keeping with the service goals set out by Lions International our projects focused on specific areas such as Vision, Youth, Diabetes, Environment and Community Enhancement (Hunger).

For the fiscal year 2017/2018 some of the service projects we were enagaged include:



Allevating Hunger

As part of the club's 25th Anniversary celebrations 25 food hampers were distributed to deserving families.


Food hampers packed and ready for distribution

Lion Jean distrbuting a hamper to a representative of one of the families

Enriching lives

On 22nd December 2017 the club partnered with persons from 4  communities within the southern   perimeter of our geographical range - Talparo, Brazil, Mundo Nuevo and San Rafael to bring christmas cheer to families within the communities. 





Lions Candice and Monica distributing a hamper and toys to one of the families




Lions Phyllis, Monica, Elizabeth and Joanna presenting a hamper to a family in Muendo Nuevo

At this event 23 lions and 21 members of the communities distributed food hampers, christmas hampers, care bags, toys and sundry items to 232 persons from 63 households with the 4 communities. the persons who benefitted from this activity included senior citizens, single parents, children, infants and persons suffering from a variety of ailments.                                       


Lighting up the Community 

On the 1st Friday in  December the club partners with the Arima Borough Council and other private sponsors to light up the borough of Arima. The lighting ceremony involves the blessing of the creche of the Nativity (manager) scene, which is a gift to the community from the Arima Santa Rosa Lions Club as well as the switching on of the christmas lights in the borough. The creche serves as the source from which the lights are illuminated. 

The opening of the creche and lighting ceremony is an annual event in which persons in attendance are also treated to performances from various schools and youth organisations within the borough.



                            Creche installed by Arima Santa Rosa Lions 

Focus on the YOUTH

ASR Legacy Project

For this year's leagacy project the club chose to focus on the youth. 

The project entailed  the upgrade of the library at the La Horquetta North Primary School. Through this inititative the club donated 525 fictional books and 30 tablet chairs to the library. 


Books being handed over to the Principal, Vice Principal and Librarian of the La Horquetta North Gov't Primary School

Focus on VISION

The Power of Sight - Travelling Braille Exhibition

This project entailed a portable exhibition which focused on Braille and the visually impaired. It provided information on topics such as (a) What is Braille? (b) How it is used? (c) Who invented it? (d) Famous persons who were blind (e) Eye Health

The exhibition was set up at the Arima Public Library (NALIS) during the period 02 October to 06 October, 2017. This enabled students and othe rmembers of the public who visited  the Library during that period along with the staff of the institution to be exposed to the information and develope a greater appreciation for the visually impaired.

 Lions Grace and Cyrielle pose infront the exhibition during one of the school visits

This project was an extension of the Project which began in  the 2016/2017 fiscal year, where the exhibition visited 13 primary schools with the club's geographic range. 


Visioneers Partnership

The Arima Santa Rosa Lions (ASR) Lions Club has a long standing relationship with the Trinidad and Tobago Visioneers (TTV). Through this partnership members of the ASR provide assistnce with transporting the visually impaired members of the TTV  to their monthly meetings which takes place on the third Wednesday of each monthly. We also participate in activities hosted by the TTV.

 Member of the TTV at one of their monthly meetings 


Focus on the ENVIRONMENT

Beach Cleach Up

In March 2018 the Arima Santa Rosa Lions Club participated in the annual Nature Seekers Beach Clean Up at Matura Bay. Matura Bay is one of the major beaches used by turtles that visit the shores of Trinidad during the nesting season. This activity was conducted to ensure that the beach was cleared a debris and any other structures which would negatively impact on the turtles ability to lay their eggs on the beach....

Lions Candice, Velda and Vivianne  walking to the weighing station with the garbage they collected 



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