Chancellor BOB CORLEW Past International President visited District 413 - Zambia from 14th to 16th December, 2016

Past International President, Chancellor Bob Corlew

Past International President Chancellor Robert Corlew and partner-in-service, Lion Diane arrived in Zambia on 14th December and depart on 16th December, 2016. The District was thrilled at the opportunity of hosting the Past International President; the visit  brought benefits and visibilty to the LIons fraternity in the country.

Past International President's Profile

Chancellor Bob Corlew, from Milton, Tennessee, USA, was elected to serve as president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016.

Past President Corlew is retired as chancellor for the State of Tennessee and a professor of law.

A member of the Murfreesboro Noon Lions Club since 1978, he has held many offices within the association, including charter club president, zone chairperson, district governor, cabinet secretary and council chairperson. He has been instrumental in the chartering of a number of new clubs. Most recently, he worked to charter a new club comprised of lawyers and judges, which gained more than 75 members during its first year.

In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including the Leadership Award, the Builder Key Award, three International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Vanguard of the Melvin Jones Memorial, a Progressive Lindsey-Jennings Fellow and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lions activities, President Corlew has been active in the Boy Scouts of America, the Jaycees and the American Red Cross. He has also served as a councilman in Milton and was a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve.

President Corlew and his wife, Dianne, also a Lion and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have five children and eight grandchildren.


April, 2016 - International Director, Lion Ratnamaswamy Murugan arrived for 45th District Convention

International Director, Lion Ranamaswamy Murugan and partner-in-service, LIon Prema, arrived in Zambia on 27th April, 2016 at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, en route to Kitwe for the 45th District Convetion. Click here for his profile 


January, 2016 - PID Lion Alexis Vincent-Gomes visited Zambia

Past International Director Alexis-Vincent Gomès

Where there's a need, there's a LION!

We said he would come. Well, he came and it was time to roar. And boy did he roar? Ten thousand times. In US Dollars for that.

Past International Director Alexis-Vincent Gomès came to unveil the Donor's plaque at the site for the Melvin Jones Children's Referral Eye Hospital, the first of its kind in sub-Sahara Africa. The hospital has been named after Melvin Jones, the founding father of Lions Clubs as we celebrate 100 years of selfless ...service to mankind come 2017. That's right, we have been at it since 1917!

Director Gomès gave District 413 a boosting jump-start of ten thousand US dollars (US$10,000.00) towards the five floor structure whose cost was initially estimated at ten million US dollars (US$10,000,000.00).

You will recall that back in 2009, when the District faced challenges in completing the Kitwe Eye Hospital, this is the man who who came to our rescue with an injection worth US$10,000.00.

How can you not dance with such a one? 


 May, 2015 - PID Manoj Shah officiates at the 2015 District Convention

 Lion Manoj Shah, Past International Director

PID Lion Manoj Shah officiated at the District Convention in Livingstone in May, 2015. Ln Manoj Shah of Nairobi, Kenya, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of the International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 88th International Convention held in Hong Kong, June 27-July 1, 2005.

Past Director Shah is an office executive with interests in the automobile, property and finance sectors.

A member of the Nairobi Greater Lions Club since 1986, Past Director Shah has held many offices within the association, including club president, club secretary, district SightFirst chairperson, zone chairperson, region chairperson, Impact Team leader and served on the faculty at six Emerging and Senior Lions Leadership Institutes. In addition, he was involved in membership development and growth in Africa, published two editions of the Smiley Lions Hand Book and participated in many leadership workshops throughout Africa. Past Director Shah was active in starting the Lions Service Center in Kenya with the Lions Renal Unit, the Lions Dental Center and the Lions Hearing Center.

In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including seven International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, three International President’s Leadership Medals, a 100% District Governor’s Award and three International President’s Medals. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lion activities, Past Director Shah is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He is currently the honorary secretary of the M.P. Shah Hospital, vice chairperson of the A.A. Road Safety Council, a board member of the Automobile Association of Kenya, chairperson of A.A. Insurance brokers and an active member of the Visa Oshwal Community. He previously served as president of the Kenya Motor Sports Club, secretary of the O.R.C. Organization and director of Safari Rally Ltd.

Past Director Shah and his wife, Jayna, also a member of the Nairobi Greater Lions Club and a Melvin Jones Fellow, have two children.

Lions Rajinder, GLT CA Leader  and Amapreet Sembi

Lions Rajinder and Amapreet Sembi were part of PID Manoj Shah's delegation to the 44th District Convention in Livingstone

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