New Lions Club Kapit chief ready for challenge
by James Ling, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on July 23, 2012, Monday
KAPIT: For newly-installed president of Lions Club Kapit, Stanley Ling Bee Chong, the hot seat is not something glamorous, but a big challenge because it comes with a heavy responsibility.
He thus appealed to all Lions to give him guidance, assistance and cooperation so that the club here would remain relevant and active.
“I have always been inspired by the high spirit of voluntarism displayed by fellow lions in rendering their services to the community.
“Their unselfishness, commitment and high moral discipline prompted me to join this world’s largest non-governmental organisation to serve the community, irrespective of their social creed or religion”, he said in his maiden speech after being installed by District Governor 308 A2 Chieng Eu Hea here on Saturday.
On his predecessor Sii Bang Ee and his team, Ling said they had done well during their tenure, and this was attested by the many awards they had amassed.
Ling said Lions’ activities revolved around the community with the aim of promoting wellness and inculcating a sense of voluntarism, care, and love.
“I am looking forward to smart partnerships and co-organising activities with government agencies and NGOs to meet our goals of reaching out to the community.”
An example of this partnership is their just-concluded `Sight First Cataract Operation’ which involved the Health Department, Kapit Hospital, and eye specialists and their team.
“This project was costly to organise, so thank you Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi (Kapit MP) for your financial contributions. This RM24,500 project is worthy and rewarding because the patients greatly benefited as their eyesight was restored.”
Ling said Lions Club Kapit had drawn up a calendar of events for the year. In general, their plan is to organise at least one community-orientated project per month.