Dr Ben C Ng, PDG

PDG Dr Ben C Ng
District Governor 2011-2012

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Vision: To propel the image & spirit of Lionism in Malaysia through clubs’ members’ performance in service that benefits the entire community, while projecting a true believer of a Lion.

Mission: To encourage all clubs’ members to believe in and put into action in strengthening our membership, take softer stance in caring for fellow members, practice the belief of success in expanding our service into greater heights, nurturing young Lions by immediate involvement and leading the Leos in making a difference, for a better society.

District Focus: “Member First, Performance Now”

District Theme: “We Believe”
 Believe in Service
 Believe in Club Members
 Believe in Leadership
 Believe in Projecting Lion’s Image

International President: Dr. Wing Kun-Tam 2011-2012

International Theme “I Believe”

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The theme challenge Lions in districts and clubs to demonstrate their belief by having the courage to make a commitment and take action. This action will make visible the power of belief in the Lions clubs network; making an impact worldwide today and for the future.

Chan Hoi, PDG

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PDG Chan Hoi
District Governor 2012-2013

District Theme

I had a wish to be a District Governor in the Lions movement after many years serving as a Lion member. It’s always seems impossible until it’s done. I planned and i aimed to be a District Governor without knowing how bumpy the journey was when campaigning for it.

My proudest moment after I became a District Governor was to be able to overcome all obstacles that came my way including language bearer. The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

I had finally Made It! I served my term as a District Governor of District 308B1 in 2012/2013.

During my tenure as a District Governor, my team and I had ROCKed the district together with all the clubs. My District Theme was “One Team, One Vision” and “To Serve In Unity” was the vision.

Many projects, programs and activities had been introduced and carried out that year. Clubs were actively publishing their projects and achievements on Facebook which was introduced to be used as one of the platforms for publicity.

With the call to promote “Literacy Program” by the then International President (IP), Wayne Madden, all clubs were practically zoomed their focus in to set up libraries, giving out books to poor students, sponsoring computers to schools, providing tuition, etc.

Our district was award a Gold Medal by IP Wayne Madden for excellence performance during the year as we have broken the district membership growth records. We were also being awarded many awards by the Lions Clubs international as well as other private organisations.

Two of the prominent awards are:

1) The Best NGO ICT website awarded by the Asian Oceania Computing Industrial Organisation which comprise of 22 countries members in Asian Oceania region.

2) The Longest line of peace posters awarded by the Malaysian Book of Records. The length was recorded as 1769 meters or 903 feet or equivalent to 1 mile long.

Our district had also collected USD53,000 for Melvin Jones Fellow program which made us ranked 2nd in the multiple district.

As for now, I feel that I had achieved what I had never thought of when others say ” Congratulations on your achievements! You have made us all proud!” I like to serve in the movement. WE SERVE and being able to continue to SERVE will be my greatest achievement from now!

Dr Chin Yoon Hiap, PCC

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PCC Dr Chin Yoon Hiap
District Governor 1988-1989

District Theme

As a four year old Lion, I did not seek to be a District Governor so early in my Lionistic career. I was requested to be the District Governor for 308B because 1989 was the election year for the International Director of MD 308, and that Convention was to be held at Kuala Lumpur.

The theme for that year was GROWTH THROUGH UNDERSTANDING & UNITY, as the membership of 308B was 60% of 308A. With growth, understanding and unity, we achieved the impossible. Dato Douglas KK Lee became the first International Director of 308B.

I did achieve the 100% District Governor’s Award, by following all the necessary guidelines. It was only in May 1989, that I attended the Lions Leadership Course that LCI was promoting. No doubt, I then discovered that all that I learnt should have been done earlier, before becoming a District Governor!

But it was only in 1996, when I was the Council Chairman, that I had the greatest satisfaction of persuading the two District Governors of that term, PDG Sam Leong and PCC SG Chin, to successfully bifurcate MD 308 into 4 Districts.

In similar manner, the Lion Leaders of the present era must have the courage and wisdom of promoting another bifurcation after nearly 20 years.

Yours in Lionism,
PCC Dr Chin Yoon Hiap

Dato’ Yeow Wah Chin, PCC

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PCC Dato’ Yeow Wah Chin
District Governor 2010-2011
Council Chairperson 2014-2015

District Governor’s Theme

Together We Serve As ONE

Vision

To be the Best Non-Governmental Organisation in Malaysia through the Lions working cohesively together as a team and serving the needy and the underprivileged with great passion.

Mission Statement

To reach out and serve the needy in our community through Lions initiatives and to create and promote public awareness of Lions service programs through press and media. While providing “Service” to the needy, we shall encourage, groom and enhance the skills of emerging Lions leaders through leadership training and introduction of mentoring programs and at the same time enjoy the fellowship in the family of Lions.

The DG’s theme was “Together We Serve as One”. It simply means all Lions must always uphold their chartered obligations and the basic values of Lions movement while serving the community in line with the LCI motto “We Serve”. The effectiveness of the Lions in providing service to the needy and the under privileged will be more successful when we all work Together in harmony and Serve as One.


Dato’ Yeow Wah Chin inaugurated as District Governor 2010-2011 by DYMM Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz

DG Dato’ Yeow’s cabinet officers together with Guest of Honour HRH Tuanku Muhriz, YB Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong as special guests.

In building the Lions community, DG Dato’ Yeow has emphasized on the need of clubs to establish an “Education Fund” and announced the setting up of the “LIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION” during his speech at the LC of Kuala Krai President and BOD installation on 6th August, 2010. As at 6th September, 2010 RM305,000-00 was collected.

Installation of President and Board of Directors for Lions Club of Kuala Krai

Another special event that had taken place was the signing of Memorandum of Understanding on 14th August, 2010 between District 308B1 and District 308B2 under the leadership of DG Hudson Hah. With the formation of this MOU in six (6) main areas of services namely Leadership Development / Orientation, Leo Development, Youth Exchange Program, Sight Conservation, International Relations and Community Service Activities, we achieved closer ties amongst Lions in both Districts which was seen at the launching of “WALK FOR SIGHT” .

MOU with DG Hudson Hah of D308B2 Walk for Sight Project

Among the service projects that were held through the club’s initiatives were blood donation and organ pledges campaign, peace poster contest, visits to old folks home, workshop on general health and Health Carnival, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Campaign, Road Safety Campaign and educational projects for school children and etc.

Dato’ Yeow presenting gifts to old folks.

The Lions were amongst the first to offer help to the evacuees that flooded in many areas in Labis, Segamat, Gemas and Muar due to excessive down pour of rain nonstop that started from 28th January, 2011 to 30th January 2011. At the height of flood hitting Segamat, many areas there were submerged with water with some even exceeding 10 feet high and many roads leading to Segamat were cut off and only boats and helicopters could transport the evacuees to the relief centres. Food stuff, blankets and mattresses through the spontaneous support of Lions and friends of Lions were distributed to the evacuees quickly. Even our Prime Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Razak acknowledged the efforts of the Lions for helping the evacuees during his visit to the Seg Wha Relief centre on 1st February 2011.

Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Razak visiting Seg Wha Flood Relief centre on 1st February 2011.

The then International President IP Sid Scruggs and Lady Scruggs officially visited Lions Club of Kota Bahru on 21st February 2011. That was the first time in 50 years a sitting International President had visited a club. At the opening of the Down Syndrome Centre of the LC of Kota Bahru, IP Sid was extremely delighted to see the Centre was erected within 9 months and certainly the Standard Grant of USD75,000 was well spent. At the banquet dinner in his honour, IP Sid announced a further grant of USD10,000 for purchase of computers etc.

Opening of Down Syndrom Centre of the LC of Kota Bharu by IP Sid Scruggs on 21st February 2011

The following day (22.2.11), IP Sid personally presented to DYMM Tuanku Muhriz with the Head of State Medal which was usually reserved for the head of a country. The District was very delighted that IP Scruggs had recognized the great contribution of DYMM Tuanku Muhriz in helping the poor and needy amongst his subjects and also his support for service organizations including the Lions Clubs in Negeri Sembilan.

Head of State Medal was presented to DYMM Tuanku Muhriz by IP Sid Scruggs on 22nd February 2011

At the launching of LEArN (Lions Education Assistance for the Needy) Fund which was held in Johor Bahru on 30th October, 2010, over 90 per cent of the Cabinet Officers attended.

On 22.02.2011, International President IP Sid Scruggs and Lady Scruggs officially launched Lions Education Foundation logo.

Launching of Lions Education Foundation logo by IP Sid Scruggs on 22nd February 2011

The Lions Education Foundation was officially registered with the Companies Comission of Malaysia on 28th March, 2011. The Foundation has gained from strength to strength during this period. In terms of the number of students, as at 31st December, 2016, the Foundation has helped 58 students (from financially challenging family background) by providing study aid amounting to RM985,756.25.

Out of the 19 students graduated, (3 were medical doctors) 13 of them have started repayment and 5 of them have fully repaid the study aid granted to them. As at 31st December, 2016, we have received a total repayment sum of RM39,941.25.

The Foundation is proud to be the agent of change for the betterment of the students’ wellbeing by breaking the chain of vicious cycle of poverty.
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The first batch of students who received study aid on 13th August, 2011.

Dr J P Kamanalathan, PDG

Lion Dr. J.P.Kamalanathan – District Governor (2008-2009)

District Theme – Serve with Dignity

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The three columns represent the main statutes of Lionism namely
Service – Leadership – Fellowship
The nine persons represent the nine Regions of District 308 1B
The Heart represents service for the underprivileged without compromising the dignity of the recipient .

Lions Eye Clinic:

The Lions Eye Clinic was established to provide continuous and sustained intervention for those with cataract but unable to afford the operation with the support and assistance of Lions, The Ministry of Health, Mahsa University and Universiti Sains Malaysia. The Lions across Malaysia were amazing and raised more than RM1.3 million within a short six months through a string of fund raising activities.

The Lions Eye Clinic (LEC)was officially opened by Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, the Minister of Health on 7th February, 2009 in the presence of now Past International President Lion Sid Scruggs of the United States and other dignitaries. The LEC is still on-going and has till 30th November 2016 seen 5221 patients and conducted 923 operations.

Prosthetic Limbs for Amputees: Patients with Diabetes Mellitus with complications of gangrene of the foot underwent amputation of the limbs thus becoming crippled and dependant on crutches and wheelchairs. The Lions this year focused on providing these victims prosthetic limbs. Totally 20 prosthetic limbs were provided during the fiscal year of 2008-2009.

Lions Down Syndrome Centre: LCIF grant of US75,000.00 was obtained for the setting up of the Lions Down Syndrome Centre in Kota Baru.

Kota Budaya Lions Renal Centre
The setting up of the Kota Budaya Lions Renal Centre in Kota Baru was facilitated.

ST Yeoh, PCC


pcc-s-t-yeoh – District Governor 1995-1996
– Council Chairman 2002-2003

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My term of office as District Governor of District 308B in the fiscal year of 1995-1996 can be summed up simply as a time where we built “Bridges of Partnership”.

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The District forged meaningful partnerships which furthered our Lions credo of “We Serve”. We saw this with the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between Lions Clubs International District 308B with the Polis diRaja Malaysia, thus cementing the cooperation between both parties to cultivate a culture of educating the public on proper road conduct in an effort to ensure safety for every road user.

Another monumental District project was the Charity Show by the “China National Song & Dance Ensemble” graced by then Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. The event raised more than RM800,000 in the fight against diabetes. Partnering the Malaysian Diabetic Association, Lions Clubs International District 308B led the charge towards the goal of establishing a diabetic resource centre to enable diabetic patients and their families to obtain relevant information and be informed on how to manage and eradicate the disease.

This spirit of partnership that District 308B undertook extended even beyond our shores, with the District Multiple Twinning between District 307A (Indonesia), District 310B (Thailand) and District 308B (Malaysia). This collaboration saw even more vibrant Lionism flourish within the region.

It was a very eventful year for me as District Governor, traversing the breadth of Peninsula Malaysia visiting clubs and participating in their projects. There were too numerous projects, activities and events to mention all, but what I remember most is the enthusiasm, sincerity and generosity of the clubs and its members in carrying out these projects. None were too large or too small. Lionism is an organisation dependent 100% upon its members. Each and every one plays a vital role in the growth and dynamism of Lionism, and I was heartened to see this in action at every activity I partook in.

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I was really fortunate to have had with me, Lions within District 308B, Lions in the region and internationally, and many partners in the community who had the same vision of volunteerism and serving the community, and they made all the difference in making my tenure as District Governor a meaningful and memorable year.

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Charity Fundraiser for Diabetes Association
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Charity Show Fundraiser for MDA
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DG Inauguration Family
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Hospital Project
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Hospital Project
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PDRM
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PDRM MoU
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Seoul Contingent

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Wong Chang Wai, PCC

Lion Wong Chang Wai – District Governor 2003-2004

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District Theme
– Building Community through Innovation

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Mission Statement
– Lions in the District provide leadership to build community through humanitarian services to improve quality of life.

The theme of the year was “Innovation”, calling Lions to find new ways to do things that were more efficient and effective. During the year DG Wong emphasized services to two groups of people. From a service industry (banking) background he termed these people the “internal customers” ie the Lions community and ‘external customers” ie the public.

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In building the Lions community DG Wong intensified training programmes to upgrade knowledge and skills of members to meet the changing time and needs of the members. With this in mind the Inaugural Lions Leadership Institute was held at Trolak Perak on December 18-21 2003. Not forgetting the youth an Inaugural Youth Essential Skills Programme was also conducted at Chung Hwa High School Muar on August 31 2003. Yet another Inaugural Certified Leo Advisers Programme (CLAP) was held at Segamat during the year. Other innovative programmes were District wide Induction Day in month of October with about 200 Lions inducted and District wide Peace Poster Contest on September 27 2003 with participation of some 30,000 students.

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On the service front signature projects were promoted. These projects which identify Lions are long term in nature, visible through the community and help to build the reputation of Lions Clubs.

One of the notable projects launched that worth mentioning is the “Road Show” project of LC of Jementah that is still being carried out to this day.

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In response to LCI’s call for innovation on use of internet, email addresses for cabinet officers were created and E-Newsletter was introduced. Innovation on leadership saw the implementation of various training programmes elaborated above. Innovation on Membership saw the net increase of 172 members during the year and innovation in service activities strengthen existing signature projects as well as birth of new signature projects.

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The one–day district wide Peace Poster Contest was the Innovation on Public Relations vehicle to create awareness of the Lions’ involvement in community building. Local VIPs were invited to grace the occasion with standard speeches prepared for all Club Presidents/Organising Chairpersons. In Kuala Lumpur the then Deputy Minister of Education Dato Hon Choon Kim was our Guest of Honour.

Raymond Tang, PDG

Raymond Tang, PDG

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Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur North

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SERVE WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Lions Clubs International President : Mahendra Amarasuriya
LCI Theme : CHALLENGE TO CHANGE

CONVENTIONS / FORUMS
2007 : 90 th Lions Clubs International Convention, Chicago, USA
2007 : 46 th OSEAL Forum, Daegu, Korea
2007 : 45 th Multiple District 308 Lions Convention, Sunway, Malaysia
2008 : 91 st Lions Clubs International Convention, Bangkok, Thailand
2008 : 47 th OSEAL Forum, Hongkong
2008 : 46 th Multiple District 308 Lions Convention, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

VISION :
Leadership Values Enhancement
Image Building of Lionism
Fellowship Promotion
Effective Program to Attract and Retain Quality Membership

SIGNIFICANT LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS ACHIEVED
1986 : LCI 100% President
2006 : LCI Monach Chevron
2008 : International Presidential Medal
2008 : International President United In Service
2008 : LCI 100% District Governor

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CLUB EXTENSION :
Kuantan City, Pekan Nenas, Bukit Bakri, JB Tebrau City

NETT MEMBERSHIP GROWTH :
84 members

CLUBS ADMINISTRATION :
WMMR Submission – 95%
LCI Membership Dues settlement – 98%
District Membership Dues settlement – 100%

MAJOR DISASTER RELIEF :
Sichuan Earthquake -Total Funds Raised = RM 470,260.00

Total Funds raised was used for rebuilding a primary school in Dan Bao, Sichuan which had benefitted more than 300 primary school children from the rural areas. The emphasis is that education is of paramount importance to the next generation.

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LCIF CAMPAIGN SIGHTFIRST II –
Funds Raised & contributed to LCIF = USD 120,599.00

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Published monthly District e-bulletin, quarterly District Bulletins & 2007/2008 District Year Book