Carlyle Harewood MJF (right) accepting his award from Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart.
Lions Club lauded
The world’s largest service club organisation has come in for high commendation from the Prime Minister of Barbados for the work it has done locally. Addressing the Lions Centennial Dinner at Hilton Barbados Resort on Saturday night, the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart thanked the Lions Club and its members “for the selflessness reflected in your caring for your fellow man”. “I should like to congratulate you on your sterling humanitarian effort in Barbados and across the world throughout the years. Your work has contributed in no small way to the development of the individuals, the development of families and the development of communities the world over, including Barbados. This reflects the relevance and appropriateness of your motto: ‘We Serve’.” The Prime Minister, during this event in celebration of 100 years of service globally, also congratulated Elkins Leroy Ward, CBE, BCH, for his life of service. The Lions Club of Barbados member and recent Barbados Jubilee Honour Awardee is one of the oldest Lions in the world. Stuart additionally used Saturday’s occasion to urge members of the Club to “hold aloft your leaders and members and your young protégés in the Leos Clubs, and that you approach the next 100 years with faith and with hope. It is important that you maintain your high ethical standards and continue the excellent humanitarian work for which you have become fittingly renowned”. The Lions Club of Barbados was formed in 1961 and has had many exceptional members over the years. During Saturday’s “Black Tie Affair” nine of these individuals were honoured for their outstanding voluntary community service to this nation. These awardees were Carlyle Harewood MJF, Cynthia Hall MJF, Joan Jordan MJF, Ilene Tull MJF, Margo Clarke, Nigel Williams, Stanton Gittens MJF, Wendle O. Dac. Sealy PMJF and Tanisha Graham. Awards were also presented to four local media outlets for their excellent service.(MG)