Buncamper installed as District Governor

POSTED: 05/31/12 12:52 PM

District Governor Buncamper stands with his cabinet secretary treasurer Lion Lisandra Havertong.

St. Maarten – Claudius Buncamper was installed as the Lions District Governor for area 60B recently. The appointment, which was confirmed at the 32nd Lions Multiple District 60 Convention which was held at the Trinidad Hyatt Regency Hotel, takes effect on July 1 and will continue until June 30, 2013. Buncamper will be responsible for overseeing clubs from Cayman Islands to St. Lucia. The selected motto for the year is: We Still Believe.

Buncamper, who began as a member of the Leo Club, has served as Leo & Lions Club President, Secretary, Tail twister, various other board functions and in high profile positions on the district level during the 22 years he’s been with the club. As recently as 2010 he was second Vice District Governor.

The appointment ceremony opened with Buncamper being led into a hall by Wally Havertong and Maxime Larmonie who have also served as District Governor. There was also a three minute performance from the “Lion King” with stilt walkers and a large contingent of Lions Club members and friends from St. Maarten. International soca artist Shadow Man also performed a live rendition of the District Governor’s song – Follow the Lions – which is an adaptation of Follow the White Line.

Buncamper plans to focus on the continued implementation of a five-year strategic plan which aims at improving the membership experience amongst the various clubs, attracting young people to Leo Clubs, partnering with Non-Governmental Organizations and financial institutions and making an urgent assessment of the community needs on each island in the district in order for the clubs to be successful.

Buncamper will be assisted by a cabinet of over thirty people and has chosen fellow St. Maartener Lisandra Havertong as his cabinet secretary.

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