The Lagos branch of Lions Club International is going to receive official “chartered” status in the first quarter of 2016, its members have revealed.
“It’s a wonderful experience to see the Lagos branch growing in numbers and in spirit. Step by step, new members are inaugurated, visiting Lions know how to find us and we have the pleasure of greeting potential members at almost every meeting,” the branch said in a statement.
The Lagos Lions Club has recently organised its first fundraising event, a “well-visited” wine tasting at Herdade dos Seromenhos near Espiche, organised by Lagos resident Ulla de Jager, a liaison for Lions Club de Loulé.
In a nutshell, the goals of Lions Club are to “create a spirit of understanding, promote good citizenship, take an active interest in all aspects of the community, unite with other Lions Clubs, provide a forum for discussion of matters of public interest and encourage service-minded people to serve their community”.
The Lagos branch holds its general meetings in English every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Vivenda Miranda in Lagos-Porto de Mós.
Anyone is welcome to get in touch and attend the meetings, join them for lunch and meet the members.
A website is being created by one of the members and should be available “soon” for members and the public.
If you’re already active in the community as an individual or organisation, or wish to become a member of the club, you can contact the secretary Theo de Jager.
Photo: Doreen Norman, Ulla de Jager, appointed liaison of parent club LC de Loulé, Eva Klang and Peter Norman
Photo by: Lions Club