It’s a great honor and proud for me to announce that Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna has already sponsored two Lions Clubs in our District and on July 31st 2016 We hosted the joint Induction Ceremony with our two clubs that we sponsored they are Berkely Makalu, Fremont Sagarmatha, Hayward Silicon Valley Indian Lions Club and of course charter Club San Leandro Manakamana. Thank you so much for your support to make the event a grand success. Once again we inspired lots of Nepali community to join Lions Clubs.
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It was a grand and historic Charter and Joint Induction Ceremony sponsoring third Lions Club in the city of San Leandro with amazing record number of lions. Thank you Charter President Chandra Dhital for your interest to open new club and bring lots of folks to serve. Mr. Dhital was also the Past President of Berkeley Annapurna.
It’s all because of our dedication , support and unity we have made our club a pride to every one, we have charter two clubs within 8 month and initiated to gift a new Nepali Lions club to other District.
I hope the charter night and Joint Installation was a great success not only because we honor International President Chancellor Bob Robert E. Corlew, International Directors Sanjay Khetan and Howard Hudson but also because of your support and dedication to Lionism.
We have now even more dynamic Leader as New President Manil Babu Shrestha who already lead the Jaycees in Nepal.
I congratulate all new officers Including presidents Manil Babu Shrestha , Giri Suntosh , George Varghese
Manohara Thapa Bogati Charter President Chandra Dhital for your installation and wish you for successful tenure. I would like thank Lion Al Al Satake, Linda Griffin , James Varghese , cultural teams Sangita Sharma, Bindu Sapkota and her wonderful team, 1st VDG Lion Rajen Thapa all my teams dynamic officers and Coordinators , my wife Sabita, Son Prasidh , families and friends who always supported me to make the event Historical.
Now it’s time to support our new Presidents Manil Babu Shrestha and make his Presidency even better than mine since we will be celebrating centennial year of Lions Clubs .
In a Ten Years period Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna has set an example, did lots of notable services and gave birth to lots of community leaders.
It is believed that whenever a Lions clubs get together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed. We serve where service is needed. So let’s join hand in hand for the positive changes in our community.
As a Tenth President of Lions Clubs Berkeley Annapurna I enjoyed a lot and I tried my level best to make our club more active in the service project. For that I would like to thank all of my team, Past Presidents and District Leaders who always guided and inspired me to work for the community.
I know one-year tenure is short but I really enjoyed and introduced many new projects and continued existing projects. Some of the projects we did in 2015-2016 Lion Years are in the booklet where you find more than a dozens projects we completed successfully.
I am now more confident with our new incoming President Lion Manil Babu Shrestha who is more dynamic and social-minded person and he will lead the club in another height.
As our International President’s theme says, New mountains to Climb, we are ready to climb more new mountain and excited to celebrated 100 years of Service next year in Chicago with our own Charter President as Centennial District Governor.
Lets plan for centennial Legacy Projects and other services to make ourself more visible to the community. Now We have own spot vision camera, lets plan for health fair too.
Finally I would like too congratulate all the Presidents and Charter President Chandra Dhital and urge to work together for the betterment of our community. Together we can make everything possible. Lets unite and serve with the motto “We serve”. I am now more motivated to work as Zone Chair of our own Clubs. We can plan a grand fundraising events together and carry on many projects. Its a great honor for me to work even better with you all as your Guiding Lion.
Thanks once again.
your in Lionism.
Immediate Past President
Zone Chair District 4-C3
Photo: Govind Shahi 3rd Vice President