NEW VOICES

New Voices are a diverse group of individuals who, selected annually by their District Governor for their dynamic and innovative contributions in one of the four fields:

Marilyn Anderson

Chair 60 B

Nisha Thomas

60 A

Alison Bishop-Payne

60 B

Velda Ferguson

60 A

The MD Team will support the promotion of the effort at the District level from which nominees will be selected in the various fields identified previously. New Voice nominees will be recognized by the MD throughout the year showcasing their talents and contributions. The team will also identify from the pool of nominees at the District level the MD nominees in each area.

WHO ARE THE NEW VOICES

Diverse Individuals

Dynamic & Innovative Contributors

Outstanding Performers

Creative & Passionate

Change Agents

New Voices bring new ideas, new concepts which will help us to think outside the box, to be more innovative

MEMBERSHIP

Recruit & retain new members, welcomes diversity

LEADERSHIP

nclusive & Influential, hosting meetings & organizing projects & team members

SERVICE

Participates, Reaches a diverse set of persons, notable projects

MARKETING

Spread the Lions’ message to all corners, use of social media, print etc to promote their club

LIONS or LEOS - YOUNG, SENIOR, NEW, EXPERIENCED, MALE, FEMALE

INITIATIVE CAN BE ADAPTED TO MEET YOUR CLUB INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

MEMBERSHIP

MD 2020/2021 NEW VOICES

Lion Simone Beckles

LC of Georgetown Durban Park, Guyana


District 60A

Region 2

  • Joined: 2008
  • Highest Club Level – President
  • Highest District Level - Chair Paediatric Cancer

  • Recruited four new members in 2019/2020.
  • These members became committee chairperson
  • Impressive leadership qualities
  • Attended Emerging Lions Leadership Training in Colorado in 2016

Lion Glovena Deane MJF

LC Christ Church West Barbados


District 60B

Region 3

  • Joined: April 1, 2000
  • Highest Club Level – President
  • Highest District Level - None

  • Relentless in recruiting new members
  • Club growth due to her dedication
  • Provides mentorship to each recruit to reach their full potential with them taking up leadership positions and recruiting new members themselves
  • Provides membership to existing members

LEADERSHIP

MD 2020/2021 NEW VOICES

Lion Janelle Benjamin

Trincity LC Trinidad & Tobago


District 60A

Region 4

  • Joined: 2019
  • Highest Club Level – President 2020/2021
  • Highest District Level - None

  • Accepted position of President less than a year after joining her club
  • Energetic and inspirational leader who has set ambitious goals which has resulted in an upward trend in service impact
  • Conducted community needs assessment
  • Built out a network of supporters despite dealing with the pandemic
  • Ensured club pivoted to online meetings seeing an improvement in attendance and no disruption in service impact

Lion Ava-Loi Forbes

LC Downtown Kingston Jamaica


District 60B

Region 4

  • Joined: 2007
  • Highest Club Level – President
  • Highest District Level - Leo Chair, Youth LOFY Chair

  • Demonstrates that “leadership is not a position nor a title, but instead it is action”.
  • Advanced the vision of the club & brought it back from being at the brink of termination to being a force to reckon with increasing its presence at the Zone, Region & District levels
  • Organized the club to award a Melvin Jones Fellow which had not been done in about a decade
  • Implemented the technological shift & retooling required to navigate the pandemic and embrace the digital era.
  • Passionate and enhances member engagement & empowerment. Learn and teach approach.
  • Innovative Fundraiser with Virtual 5K run

SERVICE

MD 2020/2021 NEW VOICES

Lion Lawrence Willery

LC of Georgetown Guyana


District 60A

Region 2A

  • Joined: December 2019
  • Highest Club Level – Treasurer
  • Highest District Level - None

  • Exemplifies the selfless service & unwavering kindness of Lionism.
  • Plans fundraisers engaging the business community to partner to execute impactful service projects.
  • Focus is on a peaceful world where young people can lead and speak without fear
  • Built out a network of supporters despite dealing with the pandemic

Lion Claudine Browne

LC Downtown Kingston Jamaica


District 60B

Region 4

  • Joined: 2008
  • Highest Club Level – President
  • Highest District Level - None

  • Known as the service guru especially in the area of Youth Empowerment & Community Development. Instrumental in the growth of their signature project moving from a service impact of 100 to over 500 youths annually
  • A true knight of the blind in the crusade against blindness
  • Instrumental in all of the club's areas of service impact
  • Encourages interclubbing both with meetings and projects
  • Served as Zone Secretary & acted as Region Secretary
  • Attends webinars at local, regional and international levels
  • Epitome of action & work and consistency in service

MARKETING

MD 2020/2021 NEW VOICES

Lion Vincent Liu

Paramaribo West LC Suriname


District 60A

Region 1

  • Joined: November 2020
  • Highest Club Level – Marketing & Communications Chairperson
  • Highest District Level - None

  • Moved the club from offline to online through revitalizing the e-club  house website.
  • Assist the senior members to navigate the My Lion app
  • Ensured that his club activities are showcased on National TV.

Lion Dr. Prudence Hall

LC Downtown Kingston Jamaica


District 60B

Region 4

  • Joined: 2018
  • Highest Club Level – Marketing & Communications Chairperson
  • Highest District Level - None

  • Manages the clubs Social Media & website content
  • Assisted non-technologically minded members to embrace the various platforms enabling the club to carry out its mandate
  • Increased the club visibility using key hashtags resulting in a 200% increase in followers on their platforms
  • Strategizes, designer & marketer for all the service and membership committees.
  • Successful in getting a press release printed in the Jamaica Observer.

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