Who We Are
The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens is a member of Lions International, which was founded in the United States in 1917 and is made up of 1.3 million men and women in 46,000 clubs in 202 countries. Since 1993, the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens has become an important part of the Cayman Islands community. We are committed to helping persons in the community. We give assistance in many areas including, breast cancer awareness and education through the dissemination of educational materials and purchasing mammograms and prostheses. Diabetes Awareness, working with the youth and the elderly, contributing to the Lions Club International Foundation are some of the key areas where our Lions concentrate their time and effort. Contact us to learn more about what you can do to help, and become a part of the change by donating or volunteering today. Lions Club of Tropical Gardens in the Cayman Islands meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Lions Den, Airport Road . Prospective Members are always welcome
Meet the 2021-2022 Board of Directors
Our board of directors are community leaders, dedicated to the mission of creating immediate and lasting change in the lives of those in need. Our work with donors and partners is aimed at achieving a more just and egalitarian society. Join us in our fight by learning more about our mission and supporting our causes below.
Meet our President Maxine Bravo, MJF - 2021-2022 and our Board: "Reigniting our purpose through community collaboration and service"
Melvin Jones Fellowship
The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) is the backbone of our foundation. Presented to those who donate US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others, it’s a tremendous contribution to humanity and to the legacy of our founder, Melvin Jones. Congratulations to our newest PMJFs: Lions Cheryl Bell, PMJF, Elva Smith, PMJF, Blanca Welds, MJF and our newest MJF, Lion Cato Lee, MJF.
Lions Club of Tropical Gardens Making a World of Difference!
Lions are changing the world one community at a time, by addressing needs at home and around the globe. We are 1.4 million men and women who believe that kindness matters. And when we work together, we can achieve bigger goals.
Kindness in Action
When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives.
About Our Club
We Make It Easy to Help Others
On April 16, 1993, the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens (LCTG) was sanctioned as duly formed by Lions International, and on May 8, 1993, 30 ladies were inducted with Lion Patricia McField (a past president of the Leo Club of Grand Cayman) chosen to be its charter president.
The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens took up the challenge and began its work in the community, making regular visits to the elderly at home and at the Pines Retirement Home, assisting with many projects within the primary and high schools, the Lighthouse School for the Handicapped, and the Young Parents Program, counseling at the Fairbanks Prison (women’s prison). It also adopted Lions International Sight Program, bringing awareness of various diseases to the public (Lupus, Diabetes Osteoporosis, etc).
The Tropical Gardens Club is best known though for its Breast Cancer awareness campaign in October each year when it conducts awareness meetings in each district on Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac and partners with the Health Services Authority (George Town Hospital) in hosting breast cancer clinics. Doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals address breast cancer issues and highlight new developments and treatment of the disease. Literature is provided and free mammogram vouchers are given out to women age 40 and older, and to younger women who have a family history of Breast Cancer.
~ Lion Elva Smith, MJF
How We Help
It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference
Since our inception, we’ve worked around the clock to expand our causes and help those who need our help. Every contribution goes toward making our world a better place, so if you’re looking to contribute a donation or your time, please get in touch today. Making a positive difference has never been so easy.
Diabetes Education and Awareness
One of our main causes here at Lions Club of Tropical Gardens is Diabetes Education and Awareness, Diabetes is a health issue that touches many lives, particularly those in the Cayman Islands. We spend a significant portion of our resources on tackling this problem. Our club continues to educate the community and spread awareness by providing free health clinics.
Geriatrics and Social Services
One of our goals is to ensure that the most vulnerable and at-risk groups in the Cayman Islands are safe and have their basic needs taken care of. Currently we volunteer and provide resources to the Pines Retirement home, the Golden Age Home, Meals on Wheels, the local hospitals and senior citizens in need. With your generous donations and volunteering efforts, you have the capacity to help us in our endeavour to care for those in need.
The Club in our continued fight to raise awareness have created a month long Moveathon. Register on CaymanActive using the provided link
https://www.caymanactive.com/moveathon Pledge your miles or sponsor a friend to complete the miles. Donations are also welcomed. All funds raised will be used in the Club's diabetes education and awareness projects.
Tropical Gardens Omega Leos at UCCI
UCCI Leos Installation of Board 2021-2022
Tropical Gardens Omega Leo Club at UCCI
Congrats to the New Board of Directors, ably led by Leo President, Khes Hamilton
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"