PCC Dato’ Yeow Wah Chin
District Governor 2010-2011
Council Chairperson 2014-2015
District Governor’s Theme
Together We Serve As ONE
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.
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.
The first batch of students who received study aid on 13th August, 2011.