Berkeley Annapurna Lions Club sponsored another centennial Lions club.
(Berkeley, November 15th 2015) — A new Lions club chartered at Hs. Lordship Restaurant in the city of Berkeley on November 15th 2015 with 26 new Charter members. The Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna which was established in 2006 sponsored the new centennial Charter Club Berkeley Makalu, informed Club President Lion Dhruva Thapa. Lions Club of Berkeley Makalu celebrated its grand charter night with a crowd of more than 150 invited guests, District 4c3’s District Governor Leo Macias, other officers, various clubs Presidents, representatives and well-wishers and community leaders.
During the ceremony Keynote speaker Keran Fillmore, IPDG IPDG, LCI, New Club Development Consultant address the crowd with her informative speech and expressed thanks to Nepal is community living in Bay area for initiating to open third Naples Lions Club under the sponsorship of Berkeley Annapurna. She further said it’s good to see lots of women joining Lions Club and contributing their time and effort for the betterment of the community. She congratulated for being centennial club.
Dr. Bill, Past International Director inducted the charter President Manohara Thapa and her 26 members charter Team and welcomed them to the largest service organization of the world, Lions Clubs International.
Guiding Lions Al satake and Laxmi Chaudhary welcomed the new team. Lion Linda Griffin PDG, Global Member team coordinator presented the Charter Certificates to all the charter members. All the new members were excited and presented various vibrant cultural performances too. The board of directors of the new club are as follows: Manohara Thapa Charter President, Bijaya Tanduka 1st Vice President, Gopi Lama 2nd vice President, Reshmi Aryal 3rd Vice President, Khagendra Rawal Secretary, Sashi Raya Prasai Treasurer, Milan Kumar Shrestha Membership Chair, Binita lama Tail Twister and Kusum Mahat Tammer, Sulav kc Media Coordinator. The Directors are Dikendra maskey, Kam T Sherpa and Prerna G. Kamala Pyakurel and sangeeta Gurung are the Advisor of the Club.
Berkeley Annapurna’s Club President Thapa in his welcome speech expressed his proud moment to sponsor a new centennial Charter Club in his presidency. He thanks all the District officers for allowing him to sponsor a new club and making it a grand success. The club has sponsored first club in 2014, in Fremont with the name Fremont Sagarmatha Lions Club.
He further said, “I am proud to welcome these men and women into Lions and I am confident that the newly chartered club will bring some positive changes in our society .
Lion Rajen Thapa , Second Vice District Governor , charter President of the Berkeley Annapurna Lions club gave his motivational speech to welcome them all in new club and also emphasized other community members to join Lions Clubs. He further announced that soon third Nepalese Lions club will be formed in Richmond Pinole area and he recognized Suraj Shrestha as a new Charter President of that club. The Richmond Pinole Lions club will sponsor them and they have started the process to form new club in their areas.
Charter President Manohara Thapa on her acceptance speech thanked all the team for believing her and making her charter President, on her acceptance speech she said, we are planning to involve with some service projects for the community we live. We are new members and we need guidance and member’s orientation so that we can start our service project including centennial service challenges.
Various Districts officers, community leaders and Lions Clubs members congratulated the newly formed club and its team.
Like Berkeley Annapurna, Berkeley Makalu Lions Club will also meet at Himalayan Flavors restaurant for their regular business meetings. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 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. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at http://www.lionsclubs.org.