The Belize Lion Clubs in Zone 59 conducted countrywide fund raising activities on Friday October 4th to raise monies for the flood victims in the southern and central states of Mexico. The organization is reporting that the events were successful and that the funds collected will be passed on to the Lions Club International Fund (LCIF).
According to Melanie Paz, Chairperson of the Lions Zone 59, the San Pedro Lions Club raised a total of $5,000 from a radio-thon, dollar drive, bingo and barbeque. The Belize City Lions Club was able to raise $2,000 and the San Estevan Lions Club is yet to indicate how much monies were raised. Paz said in total the Lions of Belize will be donating over $7,000 dollars and will be handing over the monies to LCIF who will be conducting humanitarian efforts in the affected areas.
In other related Lions news, on Saturday October 5th, The San Pedro Lions Club organized a work-a-thon to commemorate Lions World Service Day celebrated annually on October 8th. Joining the Lions were members of the Belize Coast Guard based on Ambergris Caye, two Peace Corps Volunteers, four visiting Marines from the United States Marine Corps and a Sailor from the US Navy.
The event was organized by the President of the San Pedro Lions Club Rigoberto Kumul and along with the working team renovations were made to the San Pedro Roman Catholic bathroom facilities at the 5-a-side football field. New bathroom fittings, doors and windows were installed at the male and female sections of the bathrooms. The bathrooms and a portion of the fencing also received a fresh coat of white paint.
The San Pedro Lions President and the Zone Chairperson thank all those who made the fundraiser events and World Service Day a success.