District Governor Dato’ Dr. L. Krishnan
District 308B1, Fiscal Year 2015-2016
Dato Dr L Krishnan was installed as the District Governor 308B1 for fiscal year 2015 – 2016 at the 98th International Lions Convention in Hawaii and the Inauguration of District Governor and Installation of Cabinet Officers was held on 111h July 2015 at the Klana Resort in Seremban in the presence of our International President Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada.
District Theme and District logo
(1) The District Theme, “Let’s Touch Hearts” was the “touching theme” for the year
To Serve With Compassion touching the hearts of the Lions and the community.
(2) District logo:-
The stethoscope reminds Lions to “Listen to the needs of the Needy”
Heart represent the Hearts of the Lions and the community – of those who Serve and Being Served
Purple colour which is the Regal colour for Loyalty & DIgnity and is also one of the colours of the LCI
Two Open Hands in two colours represent the multiracial nature of Malaysia – To Touch Hearts with Love.
Yellow represents Royal Service – the standard and quality of service to be adhered to by Lions
“Lions Centennial Services Day with AKPK & PIDM” was held on 29th November 2015 headed by the DC AKPK and PIDM, Lion Dato’ Javern Lim. A total of 3 categories of charity run was organized at Taman Tasik Permaisuri in Kuala Lumpur together with live concert performances and financial and health talks. About 4,000 people participated in this grand event and the surplus fund raised were donated to the four District projects, namely RM10,000 to Lions Education Learn Fund, RM10,000 to Lions Prosthetic Limb Fund, RM5,000 to Lions Eye Clinic and RM 5,000 to KL Renal Centre.
Prosthetic Limbs Project is a new service project launch by the District for the fiscal year 2015-2016, with 21 high quality prosthetic limbs costing a total of RM112,357 given out to those in need in order to improve their quality of life and back to work to assist their family.
Lions Mount Everest Expedition (MEE). District embarked on the MEE project in January 2016 with Lion Dato Javern Lim as the Organising Chairman. Lion James Lee Chong Meng of the Lions Club of Bahau at 68 years attempted to be the oldest Malaysia to conquer the 8,848 meter high Mount Everest accompanied by 4 trekkers. The expedition was intended to promote ‘Save Environment & Stay Healthy’ theme, as well demonstrate the “Malaysia Boleh” spirit. The team trekked to the Everest Base Camp at 5,866 meter whilst Lee reached Camp 3 at 7,983 meter before extreme weather condition of high winds and temperature below -31 degrees forced him to turn back on 19th May 2016. Lee is undeterred and wishes to have a second attempt in April 2017.
Chennai Flood Relief PROJECT
Chennai was flooded on 4th December 2015, the city’s worst rains in 100 years wreaking unprecedented havoc. It claimed 61 victims with thousands were made homeless. The Chennai Flood Relief Fund under the Chairmanship of 1st VDG Sashekala raised a total of of RM114,351.00 from 60 Lions Clubs, 38 Lions and 3 friends of Lions. DG Dato’ Dr L Krishnan visited the flood affected area on 14th Dec 2015 to understand the extend of damage and type of aid needed. DG visited Chennai again on 21st April 2016 to initiate the projects and by 23rd Jun 2016 the following projects were launched:
Advent Christian Primary School of Perumbakkam Chennai: built 3 rest rooms and donated study desks chairs to 100 pupils
St Thomas Mount Panchayat Union Middle School Nookampalayam Chennai: built a school kitchen and donated study desks and chairs to 75 pupils
St Mark Primary School of Velacheri Chennai: built 10 rest rooms
The projects were launched by Governor Dato’ Dr L Krishnan in the presence of Governor P. Pudukan (District 324 A6), Governor Balaji (District 324 A1), Lion presidents and Lions from Chennai and Malaysia, PIBG chairmen and committee members, school heads, teachers and the general public.
In closing, I wish to express my sincere thanks to Past Officers of the Association, my Cabinet Officers, Club Presidents, Lions, Lionesses and Leos for their co-operation and commitment in joining me in extending a year meaningful services of Touching Hearts.
Let’s Touch Hearts
Thank you. Regards.
Lion Dato’ Dr. L. Krishnan
District Governor 2015-2016
District 308 B1 Malaysia