Kiwanis honours nine leaders
On Friday, May 24, the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston recognised nine outstanding Jamaicans who have excelled in various fields and impacted the lives of others at their 21st Annual Awards luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston.
The honourees were: Dr Jennifer Mamby-Alexander; Phillip Liu and Dr Michelle Reece-Mills, for contributions in health. Don Mullings; Glen Christian, and the American Women's Group, for service in education.
William (Billy) Shagoury and Dr Nigel Clarke were recognised for their outstanding community service, and PJ Stewart was presented with the 'Because You Care Award', for her work with Missionaries of the Poor.
fitting to recognise impact
President of the club, Lola Chin-Sang, noted that as a service club, they saw it fitting to recognise these persons who have impacted the lives of others in such a significant way.
"These men and women, in their own way, have selflessly given back to society, as they pursue projects in education, health, community service and music," she said.
She commended them for making a difference in the lives of the vulnerable in society, and pointed out that in doing so, they would have been faced with many challenges. "It is for rising with resilience and a belief in a higher good outside of themselves that they are being recognised for their charitable service," she added.
Chin-Sang noted that the proceeds from the awards function will go towards the purchasing of two haemodialysis machines for the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.
The awards function is one of several fund-raising ventures that the club has undertaken to raise $6.7 million (US$70,000) to purchase the machines.