Tortola Lions Club Celebrates 42 Years Of Service

Lion President Vanessa Simon

Lion President Vanessa Simon

The Tortola Lions Club celebrated its 42nd Anniversary on 27th April, 2014 by attending and participating, together with the Tortola Leos Club, in the Sunday service at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church.

Since the club’s chartering in 1972 its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as building both the Queen Elizabeth II Park and the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Park Restrooms, Lions Road Signs and Benches Project, Primary School Eye Screening, Special Needs Games, Christmas Basket Project, donation of an Ultra Sound Equipment to the Dialysis Unit at Peebles Hospital among many other projects. The club’s youth arm, the Leos Club, has also completed many projects such as Condom drives and Christmas parties for Children with Special Needs.

According to Leo Advisor Carvin Malone, who spoke at the service “We are proud of our club’s 42 years of service to the community. Together with the Club’s charter members, Lions Leando Nibbs and Alexander O. Shirley, the Tortola Lions thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

The Tortola Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesday at 7:00pm at the Lions Den in Johnson Ghut.  Lions clubs consists of a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to become a member of the Tortola Lions Club, please contact the President Vanessa Simon at

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International and the work done by Lions and Leos, visit the Web site at