District Governor's Visits Lions Club of Little India
Los Angeles, Jan 10, 2011
By Dilip Butani
District Governor Lion Khan Kayum paid official visit to Lions Club of Little India at the Bombay Garden Restaurant, Artesia. President Lion Dilip Butani presided at the meeting.
The meeting started with a pledge of allegiance by Amrit Bhadari. Next, President Butani welcomed the District Governor & his team and introduced his Committee. He also gave short details of the Club activities and projects.
The Lions Club of Little India Artesia has taken up a project called "Recycle for Sight". The objective is to collect used eye glasses, reading glasses and sun glasses from people who do not need them and send them to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC). LERC will then sort, fix and recycle the glasses and send them worldwide to people who need them but cannot afford them.
"One's old eyeglasses can change another person's life!" said Vijay Patil, the project coordinator. "The donated eyeglasses can help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment and take care of their families".
Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions' most popular activities. Although the program was officially adopted by the Lions Clubs International in 1994, Lions have been collecting glasses for more than 80 years. It is estimated that Lions Clubs International collect more than 20 million glasses each year.
Ramesh Ramnani spoke about the forthcoming blood donation drive to be held at the Jain Center. He urged everyone to participate. s.
District Governor Khan complimented the executive committee for the projects and presented Lion Awards to various members. He spoke in English and Hindi and said he was proud of the only 'Desi' Club in the USA.
P.K. Naik proposed a vote of thanks. The meeting was followed by music program by Dr Kailash Dhamija, Sunil Kansara, Ajay Khetani, Sheela Bhandari and others.