Tuesday, December 10, 2013

End of Year Updates!

On November 14, 2013 the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea inducted a new member, Joan Ellis-Beecher. Joan is a budget analyst by profession but truly enjoys hands-on volunteer work. We are excited to welcome her to the Optimist Family. Welcome Joan!

President Tetrice Prendergast presenting Joan Ellis-Beecher with her member certificate (left).

Director Latoya Wade welcoming Joan to SOCoL (below).

SOCoL also celebrated Youth Appreciation Week from November 25 - 29, 2013. We took part in a meeting at one of our JOOI clubs, the Fortis Octagon Club of Kingston College on Thursday, November 28, 2013 where we provided refreshments to their club. SOCoL was represented by Director Glaister Green. 

Then on Friday, November 29, 2013, members of the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea took part in a mass inter-clubbing meeting hosted by the Octagon Club at Wolmer's Boys High School. This showed representation from multiple schools including two of our sponsored JOOI Clubs from Kingston College and the Queen's School. We also invited students from our mentorship partnership at Cumberland High School. At this event Director Marc-Maurice Frankson made a presentation to the students on Leadership. President Tetrice Prendergast was in attendance as well as with Secretary Sharon Passley-Brown and Director Glaister Green. It was a wonderful event.

Take a look at the most recent District Newsdesk HERE!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The President's Message 2013/2014

Greetings Fellow Optimists,

I’m honoured to be elected President of the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea for the 2013/2014 year. This is my third year in this organization and I must say that it has been a great journey so far. The Optimist Club is a positive place where its members can bring out the best in children and I’m grateful to be a part of it. I joined in order to volunteer my talent and time; to meet new people; and to explore the gift of giving.

In this New Year I hope to do a variety of things. As President, I want to lead my team to greatness by continuing to put efforts into our community service projects. I also hope that we can improve our club’s communication among its members and also with the general public. Strengthening our membership is key but, to do so, we must first work on improving our relationships with each other through better communication, improved attitudes and an overall desire to be more involved in projects.

I expect to receive the full support of my team and the entire club membership and this will allow me to work to the best of my ability. I encourage respect among the group of us; hard work is necessary; ideas are welcomed; and when we plan we must execute. Always keep our goals in mind and do our best to reach them. This mind set will make this 2013/1014 year a fulfilling one. As for the projects we intend to embark on, there is always room for suggestions. However, the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea will be sure to launch its mentorship programme with Cumberland High School this year. We will also aim to improve our relationship with our two JOOI clubs at Rousseau Primary and Kingston College. And, we will continue the tradition of working alongside children with cancer.

This year we must become agents of change. We must appreciate the gift of giving. We must showcase our optimism. We must create moments for all our members to shine. We must focus on our children. This year we will be “Uncovering Our Children’s Gifts”. I look forward to serving you all as we all try to uncover our own gifts and the gifts of the children we serve.

Please take a look at the start of our year here: The 7804 Optimist

Best Regards,

President Tetrice
(Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea)

Friday, May 31, 2013

Sunset Liguanea Hands Over IV Pump to UHWI Children Ward

 The children ward at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) was presented with an Intravenous (IV) pump valued at $112,000.00 by the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea on Monday May 20, 2013.

An IV pump regulates the rate and amount of medication being given to a patient and makes for more efficient and cost-effective delivery of health care to especially those newborns in critical care. Read More

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sunset Liguanea shares Optimism with Eve for Life

The morning of Monday May 13 was not just another regular Monday morning for members of the Sunset Optimist Club of Liguanea. It was the first activity in what President Lavern Brown has dubbed, "the packed month of May" and we were gathering at the new premises of EVE for Life, an empowering NGO that supports women and children living with HIV, on Richmond Park Avenue in Kingston, Jamaica.   Read More From the 7804 Optimist