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Sunday, March 31, 2013

DG LION KIWANUKA SENDS HIS SYMPATHIES OVER THE DAR BUILDING COLLAPSE

On behalf of all Lions of District 411B, I take this profound occasion to convey my heartfelt sympathies on the tragedy that has occurred in the footsteps of Haven of Peace. 

While we try to meet peace and patience, I pray to Almighty God that he makes it easy for the family of the bereaved.

"I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love." 




Training Rota for the Planned Membership Drive for Uganda during April 2013


Dear Lion Leaders,

Herewith is the proposed Training Rota for the Planned Membership Drive for Uganda during April 2013.

The List of the Available Trainers (for the Training Sessions in April 2013) is as follows:
  1. Lion Polly K. Ndyarugahi PDG
  2. Lion Sedrace Rwekikiga, CS
  3. Lion John Bosco Ntangaare
  4. Lion Dr. Patrick Luwaga
  5. Lion Edgar Mbahamiza
  6. Lion David Mutayisa
  7. Lion Yese Mubangizi
  8. Lion David Ochieng
  9. Lion Leoney Muwaya
  10. Lion Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare
The members attended the meeting, and confirmed their participation to prepare and present on the following topics:

  1. Quality Membership = Lion Leoney Muwaya
  2. Effective Meetings = Lion Emelda Twongyeirwe
  3. Member Involvement = Lion Valeria Mwesigwa
  4. Scope of Lions and Leos Work and Service = Lion david Ochieng
  5. Lions Finances and Financing Options = Lion John Bosco Ntangaare
 Training has been planned to take place take place during the 1st Week of April 2013 at the days the Clubs have their meeting, either after the Board or Business Meeting. 

The Clubs to be visited and trained in the First Phase are: Kampala North, Kampala City, Kampala New Century and Kampala Cosmopolitan. ALL THE OTHER TRAINERS ARE REQUESTED TO MOVE ALONG WITH THE TRAINING TEAMS TO ENHANCE THE BENEFITS OF TEAM TRAINING.

The remaining Trainers are those traveling to Up-Country Clubs. They are in two groups, each taking a different area/region of the country. The Team going to Kasese, Kabarole, Bwera and Kyenjojo will in addition conduct purely Orientation for the proposed/new Clubs. Details as follows:

NEW CLUBS ORIENTATION
  1. Lions Fundamentals = Lion Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare
  2. The Lions Structure and Organisation = Lion Yese Mubangizi
  3. Scope of Lions and Leos Work and Service = Lion Sedrace Rwekikiga
  4. Lions Finances and Financing = Lion Polly K. Ndyarugahi
REFRESHER SEMINAR FOR EXISTING CLUBS
  1. Quality Membership = Lion Edgar Mbahamiza (for Route A) and Lion David Mutayisa (for Route B)
  2. Effective Meetings = Lion Yese Mubangiizi (for Route A) and Lion Dr. Patrick Luwaga (for Route B)
  3. Member Involvement = Lion Sedrace Rwekikiga (for Route A) and Lion Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare (for Route B)
  4. Lions Finances and Financing Options = Lion Polly K. Ndyarugahi (for Route A) and Lions David Mutayisa & Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare (for Route B)
Regards,
Lion Mercy

Saturday, March 30, 2013

PWANI CLUB ADDS 3 MORE WOMEN MEMBERS TO PRONOUNCE GENDER BALANCE


Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Pwani carried out an Induction Program for its 3 prospective members. A brief orientation programme benefited 18 other Lions who attended. The Induction was carried out by RC Lion Rizwan Qadri. The activity was also attended by ZC Lion Yusuf Dalal. The 3 new members are Durdana Khan, Sahar Khan and Maria Farhan.





The Club has increased its women membership to 50% of the total indicating a well balanced gender affiliated club that not only gives platform to women but encourages family membership. The total membership now is 38.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

MZIZIMA HOLDS MEGA EYE CAMP IN NACHINGWEA


Lions Club of Dar es Salaam Mzizima started it’s Mega Eye Camp on Friday 15 Mar at 7am in Nachingwea, Lindi Region. 100’s of people turned out at the camp some travelling all the way from Ndanda and Masasi for the Eye camp. 

More than 15 members of the club and Doctors left Dar es Salaam to Nachingwea by Bus on Thursday 14 March at 4am for the camp of 3 days from 15 to 17 March. On the first day at camp 56 cataracts were diagnosed for surgery. The Eye camp has been sponsored by NURDIN DOSSA & FAMILY. 

Lion. Bhavin Sonigra 
Secretary.










KILIMANJARO NEW CENTURY CLUB GEARS UP


ACTIVITY OF PROVIDING LUNCH AND TOILETRY ITEMS TO THE BLIND AND ALBINO CHILDREN  TOOK PLACE IN MOSHI. 80 CHILDREN WERE ASSISTED AT THE  ACTIVITY THAT WAS CARRIED OUT ON 10TH FEBRUARY 2013. ACCORDING TO CLUB PRESIDENT LION KALPIT, "MY CLUB IS DETERMINED TO ASSIST THE BLIND AND ALBINO CHILDREN FOR A SAFER AND HEALTHIER FUTURE."








ARUSHA CLUB FUND RAISING FETE DURING KITE FLYING ACTIVITY


It was a joyful day for the residents of Arusha when Lions Club of Arusha held a Kite Flying Festival on 10th February 2013 at Sikh Union Club to raise Fund. 
The festival started at 10 am and ended at 6 pm. More than 375 men, women and children attended the festival. There were stalls of Kites & Sting, Gun Shooting, Food & Drinks, Face Painting, Jumping Castle, Artificial Jewellery & putting Henna on the Hands. 
15 lion members participated in this event during which several prizes were given to the winners. TShs. 1,350,000/- were raised at the Fete.    












Saturday, March 9, 2013

PEACE POSTER - Art Contest for Kids "OUR WORLD, OUR FUTURE"


Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.



The theme of the 2013-14 Peace Poster Contest is "Our World, Our Future." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate. Each year's art contest for kids consists of an original theme incorporating peace.Participants use a variety of mediums, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture.
Twenty-four international Peace Poster entries are selected each year, representing the work of approximately 400,000 young participants worldwide. Posters are shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.
Each poster is judged on originality, artistic merit and expression of the theme.
Posters advance through several judging levels: local, district, multiple district and international. At the international level, judges from the art, peace, youth, education and media communities select one grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners.
International winners are notified on or before February 1.
  • One international grand prize winner will receive US$5,000 and a trip to a special award ceremony with the sponsoring club president and two family members at Lions Day with the United Nations (subject to change). 
  • Each of the 23 merit award winners will receive a cash award of US$500 and a certificate of achievement.
Past Peace Poster Contest grand prize winners have come from Brazil, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Martinique, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Multiple District 300 Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.
  • Official Club Contest Guide and Rules
  • Official School or Youth Group Contest Guide and Rules
  • Participant Flyer to duplicate and give to participating students to take home
  • Sticker to place on back of winning poster
  • Certificates for contest winner and school or youth group
Clubs are encouraged to place order with Lion Satish Khetia or order directly as noted hereunder:


Ordering Peace Poster Contest Kits

Lions clubs interested in sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster Contest can order a Peace Poster Contest kit (PPK-1) from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters. The cost of the kit is US$10.95 plus shipping, handling and applicable taxes. The kit is available in all 11 of our official languages. Lions clubs must purchase a kit for each contest sponsored. 
Each kit contains:
You can order kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters from January 15 to October 1. To order a kit, call Club Supplies Sales at (630) 571-5466 or 1-800-710-7822 (U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada only). To order online, go to Club Supplies (Item Search: Peace Poster Kit). You can also download the order form.

Please review contest rules and order kits as soon as possible to guarantee sufficient time for a well-planned contest. For orders within the United States, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Additional delivery time is needed for orders outside the United States.

By Lion Sara
PPC Chairperson Tanzania



NEBRASKA STUDENT AWARDED GRAND PRIZE IN LIONS INTERNATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST


Oak Brook, Ill., USA – Maura Loberg, an 11-year-old student from Wayne, Nebraska has been named the grand prize winner of the 2012-2013 Lions International Essay Contest for visually impaired youth.

The Lions International Essay Contest, sponsored by Lions Clubs International, encourages visually impaired children ages 11-13 to express what peace means to them.  The winning entry was sponsored by the Wayne Lions Club and was announced during the “Lions Day at the United Nations” event in New York City.

Loberg’s essay was selected for her ability to convey this year’s theme, “Imagine Peace”.  Loberg wrote, “Like a puzzle, our world consists of many types of people that are separated by color, religions, money and many other reasons.  It is hard to fit together and live next to each other if not positioned the right way…My ideas to help aid world peace include better communication, more respect for each other’s differences and the opportunity to dream for a more peaceful planet.”

Loberg will receive the international grand prize award and US$5,000 for winning the competition, and will be honored at the Lions Clubs International Convention in Hamburg, Germany in July. 

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.35 million members in 207 countries and geographical areas around the world.  Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.  Learn more about the Lions International Essay Contest at www.lionsclubs.org


HEALTH DRIVE BY PWANI LIONS TO PROVIDE SOAPS TO INMATES AT KOROGWE PRISON


MAHILA MANDAL APPRECIATES JOINT EFFORT WITH PWANI TO ASSIST ORPHANS


RECENT GRANTS BY LCIF

Lions in District 403-A2, Togo, received US$40,340 to translate and adapt Lions Quest training and program materials into French for the Togolese culture. Lions will also conduct a two-day workshop to train 20 teachers and five Lions on the program. The implementation of the pilot program will benefit 300 students.


A US$30,000 Sight First grant was approved for the Lions in Multiple District 306, Sri Lanka, to provide 1,000 cataract surgeries to under-served populations

Two Lions eye hospitals, with the support of local Lions membership, will reach out to provide high-quality cataract surgical services to patients who would otherwise be unable to access eye care services.


MINISTER UMMY IMPRESSED BY READING ACTION PROGRAM IN KOROGWE BY PWANI LIONS AND AGA KHAN PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOLS (DAR ES SALAAM)


KOROGWE SCHOOLS PROMISED 20 COMPUTERS BY KIBO MOSHI DURING MEGA HEALTH CAMP CEREMONY


HISTORIC JOINT ACTIVITY BY PWANI...AMANI... MOROGORO... TANGA AND KIBO MOSHI ATTRACTS OVER 1100 AT MEGA HEALTH CAMP IN KOROGWE