President of the Lions Club of Tortola, Kevin S. Fahie, Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF) is the recipient of the prestigious President of the Year Award from the Lions Sub-District 60B.

The award was announced by District Governor, Lion Claudio Buncamper, Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow (PMJF) at the recently concluded 42nd Multiple District 60 Convention held on Saturday, May 29, in Grand Cayman.

The Multiple District 60 serves Lions Clubs in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Furthermore, President Fahie will join the 2022/2023 Lions Sub-District 60B Cabinet where he has been appointed as the Zone Chairperson for Zone 2A. Additional appointments are Maria Vieira, MJF as Assistant Coordinator (Region 2) – Global Membership Team; Kedrick Malone, MJF as Global Membership Approach Support Lead, Global Membership Team; and Nadia A. James as Assistant Chairperson (Region 2), Marketing and Communications Committee.

Speaking on the accomplishment, President Fahie stated, “I am humbled and honoured to have received this award. It is a testament to the commitment, spirit and service of the members within the Lions Club of Tortola, and especially to the work of our Membership Chair, Lion Abeana Baptiste-Phillip whose diligent efforts ensured that our Club received the Membership Growth Award.”

He added, “In a historic turn of events, I am also proud to serve with my fellow Lions on the District level. As Zone Chair, I look forward to working with President Elect Lion Kamika A. Forbes as we continue to maintain our Club as an outstanding body on the district level, whilst also serving our community. I have all confidence in our incoming board, and I have no doubt that together we will continue to rise.”

The Lions Club of Tortola celebrated its 50th Anniversary of Service to the community on April 27th, 2022, under the theme: Honouring Our Legacy; Embracing Our Future”.

The mission of the Lions Club is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Its vision is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service. It also provides numerous leadership opportunities for personal and professional growth within the organization.

The Lions Club of Tortola was sponsored by the Antigua Lions Club, and has sponsored the Lions Club of Tortola II (formerly Tortola Lioness Club), the Virgin Gorda Lions Club, the Leo Club of Tortola, Shamrock Lions Club Montserrat and the Alpha Leo Club at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS).