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    • State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, is calling for greater sacrifice from service groups in order to bring about positive change in the society.
    • Mr. Crawford said that service clubs can be powerful agents of change, but this requires an organised, concentrated effort, and even more sacrifice from members.
    • President of the Kiwanis Club of Eastern St. Andrew, Stacy-Ann Givans, said the body is made up of members from diverse backgrounds, who have, over the years, continued to diligently give service, expecting nothing in return.

    State Minister for Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, is calling for greater sacrifice from service groups in order to bring about positive change in the society.

    Mr. Crawford said that service clubs can be powerful agents of change, but this requires an organised, concentrated effort, and even more sacrifice from members.

    The State Minister was addressing the 20th anniversary meeting of the Kiwanis Club of St. Andrew held recently, at the Altamont Court Hotel in New Kingston.

    He argued that many service club members have “skills and ability that (they) have not sufficiently sacrificed”. He noted, for example, that persons may volunteer their service one Saturday, at an event the club organises, “but that is not true sacrifice,” noting that “sacrifice is when you don’t want to get up but still get up.”

    The State Minister stressed that to truly create change, persons must “go above and beyond” to assist those in need, particularly children.

    President of the Kiwanis Club of Eastern St. Andrew, Stacy-Ann Givans, said the body is made up of members from diverse backgrounds, who have, over the years, continued to diligently give service, expecting nothing in return.

    She noted that members “consistently do simple things that are right for the communities in which we serve, thus bringing forth extraordinary results and this has been proven over the years through the various projects that are done”.

    Ms. Givan informed that most of these projects directly benefit children, including a work day at Walkers Place of Safety; re-tiling of classrooms at St. Martin DePorres Primary School; and the building of classrooms for the Chevannes Basic School.

     

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