Proposed Lions Club Service Project for 2015-2016 Lions Year.
Newly Elected Club President Lion Dhruva Thapa proposed the following service project for 2015 -2016 Lions year in his first Business meeting held on Aug 9th 2015. On the first meeting a large group of Club officers, members and two guests from Nepal were present and shared their views, experience . Most of the participants mentioned that the meeting was great with clear views and plan for the upcoming years. The meeting followed by call to order by Club President than he distributed his proposed service project along with the income and expenditure details of the 10th Installation ceremony.
On the meeting yearly financial report was presented by Immediate past Treasurer/3rd VP Lion Bindu Sapkota and the board of directors and officers agreed to transfer bank account to new officers and also proposed to change the bank from Mechanic to Union Bank as we had been paying extra service charges just to keep our account active. Immediate past President Lion Hema handed over the official documents and the letter received from International to New club President similarly immediate past secretary Lion Mani Nepali and other officers handed over their valuable club documents and other necessary belonging to respective new officers.
The club president proposed the title and job responsibility to Club Directors as follows:
- Director of Education: Dr. Tika lamsal
- Director of Public Health: Dr. Amod Pokhrel
- Director of youth and volunteers: Yuvraj Karki Prince
- Director of Community service and Fundraising: Iswar Sitaula and Govind Shahi
- other directors are yet to assign their responsibility.
The Club step forward to work collaboratively with local organizations and clubs to achieve their service goal. Most of the service project selected here are based on centennial service challenge that set by the Lions Club International. Very soon assigned directors will come with the proposed service plan and tentative dates.
For nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities with dedication and contributed to the development and well-being of millions of people around the world. As we look toward our centennial celebration, Lions are encouraged to help reach the Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by June 2018 by planning projects through the following Centennial Service Challenge Campaigns:
- August –Engaging our Youth
Invite Leos and youth in your area to help organize and participate in a service project. Projects may include school or community facility cleanups or a visit to a home for senior citizens or a children’s hospital. Allowing youth to develop and lead a service project enables them to learn skills while emphasizing the role of service.
- October –Sharing the Vision
Plan vision health projects and work with the visually impaired. Many Lions already celebrate World Sight Day in October. This is a great month to organize a vision screening, volunteer at a nearby Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, organize an eyeglass collection or an activity to benefit the visually impaired in your community.
- October 1st: Peace poster contest: Deadline to order October 1st 2015: Lions clubs can sponsor this art contest in local schools or organized, sponsored youth groups.“Share Peace” is the theme of the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest.
- November: Induction and Members orientation program, possibly peace poster contest on that day. Date and time is not yet fixed.
- December/January –Relieving the Hunger
Organize food drives and projects to feed the hungry. With the downturn in the global economy, many hunger relief organizations are finding it difficult to keep up with demand. Help alleviate hunger by planning events around the end and beginning of the calendar year to collect and distribute food.
- February: Student Speaker Contest: 2015-2016 Topic: “Liberty and Justice for All” — What does it mean to you? By wed, Feb 17th 2016 Club level contest final is on June 4 2016
- March: Blood Drive please fix the date. Our ongoing project.
- April –Protecting our Environment
Implement projects that improve and protect the environment. Organize a highway clean up, plant trees or plan a community “Earth Day” event to collect recyclables such as aluminum cans, plastic bottles, used cell phones and batteries.
- May/June: Yet not finalized.
- Beside that we are planning to have New members orientation and Induction ceremony too. Date yet to be fixed.