Reaching New Summits
Lions Clubs International is celebrating its first century of service and it is all geared up to made the impact with its Centennial Service Challenge. Lions around the world have been changing lives for 100 years through humanitarian service. Our Centennial Celebration is a time to mark this milestone, celebrate our legacy and look forward to the next century of service.
We here in District 308B1 are responding to Lions Clubs International’s ambitious call of action by carrying out projects in the four areas of the Centennial Service Challenges which is Engaging Youth, Protecting Environment, Sharing Vision and Relieving Hunger. Our Centennial Service Challenge encourages Lions to serve over 100 million people throughout the course of the Centennial Celebration through projects focusing in the mentioned areas. Our District is also fully geared up to be a front runner. To augment the activities, we have a District Chairperson for Centennial Services, Lion Dato Javern Lim, who has taken the initiative to produce this book, “Lions Centennial Services Excellence” which will journal the Centennial Service Challenges and other meaningful projects in our beloved District.
Since 1959 Lions Clubs in our District too have played a significant role in the local community by undertaking projects that not only positively impacts the lives of many but at the same time benefitting the community as a whole. Over the years, our clubs have developed an impressive record when it comes to supporting and serving communities close to home and the other side of the globe. Lions bring hope and comfort to those who need it and indeed there is always a Lion where there is a need.
Through the pictures, stories and captions throughout this book, we will be experiencing all over again, the time spent while serving together with our Fellow Lions and friends, the fun and friendship that we shared, and the endearing memories that being a LION brings and makes all this possible. This book will also be in appreciation of all those who accepted the responsibility and obligations of being a LION by contributing their time, effort, energies and resources to help and support the betterment of the community. This book is especially for all your good deeds.
My sincere appreciation to PCC Wong Chang Wai for being the advisor of this book, to District Chairperson Dato Javern Lim for his initiative and enthusiasm in producing this book. Not forgetting the many Lions and people for their invaluable contributions and many hours of effort towards the completion of this book. Indeed I am fortunate to be the District Governor when this “Lions Centennial Services Excellence” is produced.
Together we are, “Reaching New Summits” with “New Mountains to Climb”.
Enjoy the book.
Yours in Lionism,
Lion Sashekala Pathmanathan
Centennial District Governor (2016-2017)