The San Pedro Lions Club was the host club for the 40th Annual Convention that was carried out from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, 2018, on La Isla Bonita, San Pedro.
Under the theme “Lions promoting peace, we continue serving”, the San Pedro Lions Club, San Estevan Lions Club, Belmopan Lions Club and Belize City Lions Club all convened at the San Pedro Lions Den on Friday, May 25, 2018 for the opening ceremonies. The Lions convention was dedicated to Lion Carlos Santos, a member of the Lions Club since 1977, he is one of the two surviving members of the Belmopan Lions Club. He has served as President of the club and Governor and Zone Chairman of Belize Lions Zone 59 for two terms and in various other capacities within the zone.
Mayor Daniel Guerrero delivered the welcome address and Lion Zoe Roberson-Zetina, Zone Chairperson of Belize Lions Zone 59, delivered her address where she spoke of the great work of the Lions as they continue to serve their communities while promoting peace. She urged people to join a Lions Club, form a Lions Club and to serve their community in order to build our country. “If we want to see a change in our country, it must start with each of us. Be a Lion! Join the Pride! The power of We!”
After all formalities, Lion members and guests enjoyed great food samples and tasty goodies that the Hospitality booths had to offer. It was a great night for the beginning of the convention.
Day two of the convention celebrations continued on Saturday, May 26, with presentations from Lion Queens of Belize City, San Estevan and San Pedro, including fun skits by Lion Club members, including Belmopan. It was a fun evening of entertainment, laughter and dance. The official presentations concluded with the coronation of Miss San Pedro Lions Erica Bodden as the new Lions District 59 Queen.
The celebration came to an end on Sunday, May 27, 2018, with a mass at the San Pedro RC Church followed by lively parade where Lion members showed off their Lions Spirit, singing and dancing and spreading cheer through the streets of San Pedro. The parade culminated with a lunch and dance with the ever popular Rompe Raja at the Lions Den. Congratulations to all Lions of Belize for their great commitment and hard work in their communities.
Lion Angel Nunez (Master of Ceremonies) along with Lion Carlos Santos
Lion Zoe Roberson-Zetina Zone Chairperson of Belize Lions Zone 59
Saturday Night Presentations
Lions Club Queen Cultural Presentations
San Pedro Dance Academy
Lions Club Skit Presentations