Monday, December 13, 2010

MABS Workday Photos

A few photos from our first workday of the 2010/2011 year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Great Sunset Book Drive

Members, friends and family,
Bring out your old and new literature books to club meeting between now and March 31st to aid in our contribution to the Cumberland High School Library.

Needed Books Include:

Miguel Street by VS Naipaul
Pick of the Crop by Nailah Folami Imoja
Songs of Silence by Curdella Forbes
The Leopard by V.S. Reid
The Schoolmaster by Earl Lovelace
The Silent Killer
The Wine of Astonishment
The Year in San Fernando
To Sir With Love
Words Need Love Too
Would You Please Fetch Me a Pail
Green Days by the River
Fire in the Canes
Cricket in the Road
Beka Lamb
Crick, Crack Monkey
Harriet's Daughter
Aunt Jen
Frangipani House
Escape From Silk Cotton Forrest
Legend of the Swan Children
Night of the Indigo
Time Swimmer
The Chalice Project
Delroy in the Marog Kingdom

Saturday, December 4, 2010

World Aids Day Caregivers Appreciation

A few pics from Sunset Liguanea's Caregivers Appreciation Ceremony at Mathew 25:40 on December 1st 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Respect for Law Thank you

A short video clip with VP Petula and this year's Respect for Law guest speakers

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Kingston, Jamaica:
Hundreds of Optimists from the Southeast Region of Optimist
International will this coming weekend, November 19 – 21, converge in Jamaica
for its first Parallel District Conference to be held at Sunset Jamaica Grande in
Ocho Rios. The Southeast Region includes Optimist clubs from Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi, the Caribbean, Georgia, North Florida, South Carolina, and South Florida and is currently led by International Vice President, Adrian Elcock from Barbados...(Click for more)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunset Liguanea Poster Competition

Our national heroes were people of great influence who helped to shape our country and our future. Today, we can find many individuals who influence the lives of our children and will shape their future. Launched on October 14th 2010, This poster competition is meant to encourage children to think about what it means to be a hero and to consider the people of influence in their lives today.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reach out and Touch...

Reach out and touch
Somebody's hand
Make this world a better place
If you can
Reach out and touch
Somebody's hand
Make this world a better place
If you can

(just try)
Take a little time out of your busy day
To give encouragement
To someone who's lost the way
(just try)
Or would I be talking to a stone
If I asked you
To share a problem that's not your own
We can change things if we start giving
Why don't you

Reach out and touch
Somebody's hand
Make this world a better place
If you can
Reach out and touch
Somebody's hand
Make this world a better place
If you can

(just try)
If you see an old friend on the street
And he's down
Remember his shoes could fit your feet
(just try)
Try a little kindness you'll see
It's something that comes very naturally
We can change things if we start giving

Why don't you
Reach out and touch
Why don't you (why don't you)
Reach out and touch somebody's hand

Reach out and touch
Somebody's hand
Make this world a better place
If you can
Reach out and touch
Somebody's hand
Make this world a better place
If you can

Excerpts from GD Joe Benfield’s Acceptance Speech

I am humbled by your election of me to lead our great Caribbean District for the fiscal year 2010 – 2011. Let me take this opportunity to thank Governor Gene and DST Rose for the cooperative and consultative manner in which we have worked over the past year. It was truly a learning and rewarding experience and no doubt will be largely responsible for the smooth transition as we move into the next fiscal year.(CLICK FOR MORE)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

President's Pride Report Pictorial

The President's Pride Report


Recently, I told Governor Gene that last year was a bad year for me, personally, except for Optimism;and this is the reason why.  There is just so much to cheer in Sunset Liguanea – the quality of friendship and depth of fellowship; the drive and energy expended for our children; the sheer number of successful
activities undertaken; the inspiration of our committed members; the prospect of emerging and strong 
leadership; and the unconditional love, support and guidance showered on one crazy President No. 
Eleven!  (click for more)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A day to Remember-Part II

More photos from the new playground hand-over ceremony at The Marie Atkins Basic School.

A Day to Remember-Part I

Photos from the new playground hand-over ceremony at The Marie Atkins Basic School and Club meeting.

Monday, August 9, 2010

HS Student Tori Pryce Accepts Award and shares Essay

The Internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?
By Tori Pryce
The Queens High School
The Internet is a menace in disguise which has enthralled the lives of many with false promisesof convenience for a menial price and obfuscating its users with its shiny wrapper. Melodrama and pessimism aside, the fact remains that like all other impressive inventions, the glitz will soon fizzle and the real threat left looming over our heads. From an objective standpoint, the Internet is significant particularly in providing a sea of information in a matter of seconds. So, how can this technological breakthrough be a bad thing especially given the importance of communication to our world? Simple; like all other breakthroughs, including medical, there are side effects.....(Read more)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunset Family Funday Pics

Family Funday Pics Part I

The President’s Report

Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea
Third Quarter April - June 2010

Without fear of contradiction we can safely declare the third quarter as the best so far. The reach, the impact, the sense ofpurpose with which we executed our tasks and responsibilities in the service of our children must be acknowledged as nothing short of just immense.

With two exceptional community service projects, a successful hosting of a benefit theatrical production and three vibrant monthly meetings the Sunset Liguanea family of Optimists is alive, breathing and well. Despite the continued challenges with meeting our financial obligations and a larger than acceptable inactive membership, we still made quality intervention in our communities on behalf of our children. This in and of itself is commendable; but it also provides us with a better platform from which we could take the seemingly drastic actions all aimed at putting the club on a sustainable path.(Click here for full report)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sunset Student Scoops Second

Congratulations are in order for Tori Pryce who placed second in the District's essay competition for 2010. Tori, sponsored by the Sunset Optimist Club, was challenged to write an essay on the topic "The Internet: Today's Evolution or Tomorrow's Menace?"

Each year, the Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship of up to $US6,000!

Tori's essay was selected for the top 3 from 14 zone entrants. As such, she will also receive a cash prize from the NCB Foundation, a sponsor of the event. Congratulations again to Tori, LTG Latoya and all the members of the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea who aided in her success.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


May 7, 2010 – Kingston, Jamaica

We are all responsible for the future

It’s customary in times of real crisis to hear the expression “the children are our future”. Over this last week officially recognized as Education Week during which our nation’s public teachers had a two day strike, the cry for preservation of our children’s right to a bright future was loud in all quarters, especially within that of the State. (Click here to read more)

Monday, April 19, 2010


Following on their successful Community Health Fair on April 10, the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea scored another big one for children on Thursday April 15 – this time at the Cumberland High School in Portmore, St. Catherine.
(Click here to read more)

Friday, April 16, 2010


The Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea on the
weekend hosted another in its series of
transformational and groundbreaking events at
the Marie Atkins Basic School located at 9
Bagga Road in the Waterhouse community.
(Click here to read more)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The President’s Report - 2Q

This has been a very trying quarter for the Administration of President No. 11. However, in exploring alternatives to what we thought were initially the right roads and finding solutions to emerging doubts we not only learnt a lot about the environment in which we operate as a service club but also strengthened our optimism as a way of life.(click here to read the full report)

Monday, April 12, 2010

2010 Community Health Fair Photos

Photos from the first Community Health Fair hosted by the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea on April 10, 2010.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy Anniversary Sunset Liguanea past and present.

Sunset Optimst Club of Liguanea had its formation meeting on this day March 25 1999, established by the OC of Kingston, the District's first club. Created mainly out of the PTA members of the St. Theresa's Preparatory school and orginally a member of the great Zone 1 of the Caribbean District.

When the Zones were re aligned and OC was placed in Zone 4 it created the opportunity for another Great Zone to be created, which from that movement gave the membership of Sunset the ability to no longer be the second brightest light in the Zone (1) but become the beam it is in Zone 4, and to date already producing 3 Lieutenant Governors and countless other accolades.

Kenneth M. Walker(Jnr)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sound, solid, big in First Quarter

President Patrick is very upbeat about the prospects of the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea given what he calls “the strength of the work done in the first quarter; thanks to the dedication, commitment and true optimistic spirit of my leaders and their teams”. In the first quarter report to the Board the president said that while the club needs to take stock of the shortcomings there was more to cheer about. Here is an edited version of his comments. Click Here for Full Report