Lagos Isolo Lions Club installs Mary Richards as 41st President


…Donates grinding machines to widows, traders 

Lagos Isolo Lions Club has installed Lion Mary Richards as the 41st President and other Club Officers during this year’s Investiture and Fund Raising Ceremony held at Samkoll Gardens, Ikotun, Lagos.

The event presented the third Female President and created an opportunity for widows and traders to be empowered with grinding machines.

Other club officers are; Wale Oyekanmi (1st Vice President), Chief Ezekiel Obasanjo (2nd Vice President), Adeleke (Secretary), Barr. Fasule Olasunkanmi (Asst. Secretary), Makinde Iyabode (Treasurer), Lola Shomefun (ClubTail Twister) and Prince Adele Akin (Club Tamer).

During the installation ceremony, the District Governor 404B-4, Lion Samson Abodunrin urged the new officers to uphold the spirit of Lionism and make a meaningful impact in the lives of the poor.

In the same vein, President of Lagos Isolo Lions Club, Mary Richards opined that empowerment of the less privileged is the major cardinal point of her programme.

She said, ‘‘I have started well. You can see some grinding machine scheduled to empower the widows and traders. And I will build more on what my predecessor has done. Empowerment is key in Lionism. I am going to empower the needy.

‘’As a proponent of community empowerment, I will use my talent, treasure and time to uplift the needy’’.

The Real Estate Expert cum Lions President added that her administration will also focus on vision, education and diabetes.

‘‘Last Month, we offered free Eye Screening exercise with eye glasses to over 1000 patients within the Isolo community. We shall continue to tackle challenges related to vision.

‘‘On fighting hunger, I have been a pioneer in the Agricultural Sector. I organized a farming programme tagged Farm Connect for over 10,000 members to fight hunger. Now, coming to serve, I am introducing a new method named Farmers’ Farm to empower many unemployed youths and women to earn and afford something for living.

‘’Aside Health, We are also looking at Housing. We have started empowering the youths on how to make it through real estate and provide affordable housing,’’ she said.

On his own part, the Immediate Past President of the club. Lion Sunday Obisesan reiterated the need for the lions to continue to support humanity.

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