PDG Jason C Y Kon
District Governor 2002-2003
Installed as District Governor by International President Kay K Fukushima on 12th July 2002 at the 85th International Convention in OSAKA, Japan. District Governor Inauguration and Cabinet Officers Installation held on 20th July 2002 at Renaissance Hotel Kota Bharu, very honoured to have Tengku Mahkota of Kelantan as the Guest of Honour.
The International & District Theme was “One World, One Heart Building A better Tomorrow”
District Logo “Kelantan Kite”, symbolized the first District Governor from Kelantan, the Kelantan Kite can fly very high and can see a distance searching those who are in need so that Lions can go there to serve and provide the necessity to help the less fortunate, the flying kite also produce a very harmonious sound which enjoyed by most people.
I emphasized on the pillars of Lionism and no “NATO” (No Action Talk Only) business in Leadership and services and I also encouraged more fellowship to create a better bondage & understanding amongst members
FY 2002-2003 was a fruitful year where the District extended 3 new clubs: LC Mentakab, LC KL Bukit Kiara and New Century Lions Club of KL City, first of its kind in the MD308.
The first District in MD308 to form 3 Club Branch a minimum of 10 members per branch, they are Bukit Bintang Branch of LC KL Seputeh (All Japanese expatriates), Senai Branch of JB City and Lukut Branch of KL Cheras.
Trained the Pioneer group of first 33 “Certified Guiding Lions” in March 2003, completed a “Train The Trainers” workshop in January and a “District Trainers Enhancement Workshop” in May, the District purchased the first lap-top and a projector to facilitate in the training programs
Formed 7 Alpha Leo Clubs and 4 Omega Leo Clubs, conducted 3 Leo Advisors courses. Because of “SARS” the MD 308 Leo Forum was cancelled but the District went ahead with the first sub-District 308-B1 Leo Forum with only 178 Leo participants was successfully held in May at Hilton Hotel in Seremban. A very enjoyable Youth Retreat (Youth Camp) was held in Kuala Kubu Baru in September and another Leo & Youth Outreach Open Camp at Kem Pusako, Sungai Jelutong, Batu Kikir, Kuala Pilah was held in December organized by LC Kuala Pilah and Bahau..
Produced six issues of District Bulletin (Bimonthly) and encouraged the use of IT and e-reporting, by end FY 75% of clubs sent their report through the Website, In January 2003 launched the District 308-B1 website “www.lions308b1.org” which linked with LCI LionsNet and the District 308B1 Leo website in May which was linked to the District website
The longest Peace Poster line “496 meters” was exhibited at the Peace Poster Contest final in JB which made it into the Malaysian book of Records in November 2002.
The District bought a set of Gong and Gavel for our District Meetings and a set of Flags of the Nations for District Official Functions
In general the District did well and I am very satisfied and happy with the performances of each club and District Cabinet Officers and I extend my heartfelt thanks to each of them. Lions Clubs International also appreciated the District with Extension and Membership Development Award, 100% District Governor Medal, Leadership Medals, numerous IP certificates of Appreciation and many LCI District Chairperson Certificates.