Sunday, November 7, 2010

San Pedro Lions Club Holds Retreat

On Sunday, November 7th the San Pedro Lions Club International held their first ever retreat.

The all day workshop was held at the Lions Mosquito Coast Park and was facilitated by Past Zone Chairman Carlos Santos. With more than twenty Lions members present, topics discussed included membership participation, communication within the Club and the community, leadership and youth programs. Break out groups discussed the issues in length, identifying specific problems within the issues while exploring solutions. The individual groups then presented their findings and suggestions.

After a delicious beachside lunch guest speaker, Love FM founder Rene Villanueva, addressed the crowd and drew parallels between the Rotary International and the Lions International service organizations. In closing it was agreed that a group effort between both clubs could be a very productive one. In appreciation, San Pedro Lions Club President Melanie Paz then presented Mr. Villanueva with a San Pedro Lions Club pin. In turn, SP Club members presented Paz with a special key pin in appreciation of her exceptional leadership with Zone 59 Chairman Baldemar Graniel doing the honors.

The day was a very productive one and members left feeling energized and inspired to live up to the Lions motto, “We Serve.”

Facilitator Carlos Santos.

Break-out groups addressed a varity of topics.

SP Lions Club President Melanie Paz presents Mr. Villanueva with a pin.

Zone 59 Chairman Baldemar Graniel presents President Paz with a pin.

Despite Boat Problems SPHS Volleyball Teams Bring Home Their Wins

While traveling back from the mainland late on Saturday afternoon, after victorious wins, the San Pedro High School volleyball boys and girls teams, along with parents and teachers, found themselves stranded at sea when the boat they were being transported on ran out of gas. The boat, loaded with more than 50 people, was adrift just miles from the San Pedro coast. With dark skies, gusting winds and cool temperatures the crowd grew concerned about what the night held in store for them. Fortunately a boat was dispatched from Caye Caulker Water Taxi to rescue the castaways and the Coast Guard was alerted to assist with the dysfunctional vessel. The group was happy to finally reach La Isla and boast their well earned winnings. Congratulations to the SPHS volleyball teams for placing well in the competitions!