CHENNAI: A total of 260 cabinet officers were installed in Lions Club, at the Chennai Trade Centre on Sunday. The officers were sworn in by PMJF Lion NS Shankar, International director of Lions Club.
“It’s my third year in Lions Chennai. I was previously working with them in Sri Lanka. With each year, our bucket list is also growing longer, we aim to do more good,” said Lion Christy Ananda, who was installed as the zonal chairperson of district 324 A5.
Lions Club has more than 2,000 members in Chennai currently. Setting up of concessional dialysis centre, eye screening for the poor, laboratories for blood tests and environment conservation are a few activities undertaken by them. This year, the theme of the club is ‘Grow and glow using technology’. The members are now using social media to spread awareness about their schemes.
“We are providing dialysis to people for `600, which is less compared to other hospitals that charge around `1,500. We want to spread awareness about the schemes, and social media is the best medium to do so,” said J Malathi, project officer for diagnostic and dialysis this year.
Lions Club came to Chennai in 1957 and has 60 clubs in the city now. “This year, we have received `40 lakh as directory collection. Five members have already been accepted to Melvin Jones (MJ),” said PMJF Lion KS Kannan, district governor, Lions club. “Lionism is about team work and not individual work,” he added.