Brooklyn Transition Lions Club hosts Centennial Luncheon

Brooklyn Transition Lions honor Brooklyn Kings Country Lions Club.
Photo by Nelson A. King

Several Brooklyn Lions clubs two Saturdays ago showed their continued support to the Brooklyn Transition Lions Clubs as the group hosted its Centennial Luncheon.

Brooklyn Kings County Lions, Central Brooklyn Lions, Brooklyn Crown Heights, Brooklyn Vanderveer, Brooklyn Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Farragut and Brooklyn Midwood were among lions clubs that attended the event, at the St. Gabriel’s Golden Hall, on Hawthorne Street in Brooklyn.

The celebration featured, among other things, songs by Xiomera Campbell and Nicole Davis; dance by Nasir Campbell; comedy acts by Trinidadian Susan Kennedy; and motivational speech by Sacha Comrie, a Jamaican-American attorney.

“I just want to say congratulations to America, because the Trump healthcare bill is dead,” said Susan Kennedy in introducing her comedic acts to loud applause. “How can he control Mexicans and ?he can’t control his hair [as the audience roared].

“All yo’ president don’t have any shame,” added Kennedy speaking colloquially. “Donald Trump – I can’t get over this man. Today is the first day I call that man President Trump.”

Speaking under the theme, “Take charge of your Life,” Comrie urged patrons to make plans for the future and to follow through on them.

“Take stock of where you are right now and where you want to go,” said Comrie, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law, who has been practicing law for the past 17 years. “Try to stay away from the naysayers.”

Nasir Campbell dances during the Centennial Luncheon.
Photo by Nelson A. King

She also recommended that patrons give back to the community, stating that “it’s an amazing thing to do.

“It’s the right thing to do,” added Comrie, a member of the Future Leaders of Jamaica. “Remember, what it’s all about is inner peace and leaving a positive impact.”

The Brooklyn Transition Lions Club also honored Brooklyn Kings County Lions Club, which, it said, sponsored the group eight years ago.

“In the year 2009, they proudly sponsored Brooklyn Transition Lions Club, thereby enlarging the scope of the service to the less fortunate,” said Brooklyn Transition Lions Club in a citation about honor, read by former Grenadian-born president Gloria Rennie-Murray.

Marcella Fraser, the Vincentian-born president of Brooklyn Kings County Lions Club, told Caribbean Life afterwards that it was “an honor” to receive the award, stating that her organization was dedicated to giving back to the community.

In addition, Fraser said Brooklyn Kings County Lions Club was proud to help a fellow club “make it well” in meeting the Lions’ overall charter.

Trinidadian comedienne Susan Kennedy poses while performing comedic acts.
Photo by Nelson A. King

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