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Lions Club Presents 50 Year Retrospective to Archive

Local News 02 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Members of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman present a Special 50th Anniversary Issue of their annual yearbook to the staff at the Cayman Islands National Archive.

Member of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman sign a special retrospective issue of their yearbook/magazine to be hosed in the Cayman Islands National Archive.

Representatives from the Lions Club of Grand Cayman presented members of the Cayman Islands National Archive (CINA) with the first copy of a Special 50th Anniversary retrospective magazine, commemorating the Club’s service in the Cayman Islands.

The Lions’ work in the Cayman Islands from 1972-2022, has seen many major community projects to fruition and assisted countless Caymanians and residents.

“There are photos of everyone who has served on major projects. This is our history and our story,” noted Gooding Walton of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.

 He, along with other members of the club and the Editor of the magazine, Mrs. Lindsey Turnbull, made the presentation to the Cayman Islands National Archive Director Charisse Morisson and her staff on Friday, 29th September, 2023.

Mr. Walton noted that the Lions Club chose CINA as the first recipient of the project because, “…We know that they will keep it safe.”

Mr. Walton explained why members of the Club felt it was important to write their own history now.

“We know that often times, history that is written after the fact is embellished and so we wanted this to be as accurate as possible; written by those of us who lived it.”

Noting that there were some gaps, he said that it was up to the younger generations of Lions to fill in the blanks.

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman is a part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

The Cayman Islands National Archive is dedicated to preserving the documentary history of the Cayman Islands and its people.

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