The International Association of Lions Club, District 404 A1, Nigeria, Simons Lion Club, Anthony Village, on October 12, at the Banquet Hall, Sheraton Lagos Hotel and Towers, installed Lion Chinenye Nwaka as its 11th President.
At a well attended ceremony, which also served as a fund raising dinner, Lion Nwaka succeeded Lion Favour Atta. She is expected to steer the affairs of the club for the next one year.
After the introduction of dignitaries, Chairman of the occasion, Sir Ike Okoronkwo (Ugwu Aro) in his opening remarks, charged all present to imbibe the ethics of the Lions Club. He also commended the Club for championing the restoration of sight to many indigent citizens.
The Guest Speaker, Mrs. Mary Ikoku, Publisher, Working Mom Magazine, delivered a well researched and thought-provoking lecture highlighting the need for everyone to contribute their quota for a better society.
Also present at the event were the Chief Launcher, Alhaji Tahir Musa; Deputy Controller General, Nigeria Customs Service, ably represented by Mazi Bright Kanu, wife of the chairman, Mrs. Ike Okoronkwo; Mrs. Priscilla Otti, who was mother of the day; Pro (Mrs.) Ngozi Osarenren; Guests of Honour, Dr. and Mrs. JK Onwuchekwa, Engr. Julius Imuoh, Mrs. Nwada Igwe, Mr. Chike Okoroafor and several others.
The District Governor Lion (Engr.) Laitan Onoloja had the honour of administrating the oath of office on the new executive. He also used the opportunity to enroll most of the special guests as members of the Lions Club.
Lion Chinenye Nwaka is to serve as President of the Club for the 2014/2015 Lions year. The main focus of the Club is in the area of cataract surgeries, free eye screening and distribution of reading glasses, raw food, clothing and drugs to the needy.