Kiwanians celebrate silver anniversary
Jamaica-born Hope Markes, Governor for the Kiwanis Eastern Canada and Caribbean District, and Lieutenant Governor Ralston Nunes were among the Kiwanians in attendance at the 25th anniversary church service for the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston (KCNK) which kicked off its celebratory week of activities on Sunday, August 31.
The club's 25th anniversary comes at a special and vital point in the history of the Kiwanis movement in Jamaica, as 2014 also marks the 50th anniversary of the Kiwanis movement in Jamaica. President Rosemarie Henry, financial regulator at the Financial Services Commission (FSC), was in an anticipatory mood for the 'silver anniversary affair'.
"The members of KCNK are excited to have our club attain 25 years of service to our communities, and in particular our children and the elderly. It is a milestone to be proud of. Along the way, we have exceeded the service goals set both at the local and international levels of the Kiwanis organisation, changing lives for the better, and of this we are most proud as it speaks to the motivating factor of why we all joined the Kiwanis movement," Henry said.
Other activities for the week included courtesy calls on state officials, hosting a media appreciation and sponsors event, and service-oriented activities such as visiting the Harrison Home for the Aged.
The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica, is an all-female club that began in 1989. The club's legacy demonstrates commitment to Kiwanis service, which is serving the children of Jamaica and the world. To learn more about their work and various initiatives, visit their website: www.kiwanisclubnewkgn.com.