Lions Club holds charter night, founder’s b-day rites in Manila

By Robert Roque

THE Lions Club of Manila Sampaguita will hold its charter presentation and celebrate Lions Clubs International founder Melvin Jones’s 140th birth anniversary on January 13 at the Jen Hotel Manila on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

PCC Rodolfo See

Past Council Chairperson Rodolfo L. See, Multiple District 301 Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Coordinator, will be the guest of honor and speaker.

District 301-A3 Governor Lolita Corpuz and three past international directors — Michael So, Vic Yong Cheng, and Enrique Lim — will deliver their messages to the club, Karla Aima Emeterio, the club’s marketing communications chairperson, said.

CP Carolyn Cendaña

To be sworn in as charter officers and members of the new club are: Carolyn V. Cendaña, MJF, President; Melba M. Pascua, First Vice President; Alma R. Bautista, Second Vice President; Roderick A. Conde, Third Vice President; Mary Grace P. Conde, Secretary; Ma. Leticia V. Po, Treasurer; Flordelez C. Ibanez, Auditor; Past President Ma. Elena R. Pelgone, Membership Director; Past Council Chairperson Roberto B. Roque Jr., 8PMJF, LCIF Coordinator; Agnes M. Teaderman, Club Service Chairperson; Karla Aima I. Emeterio, Marketing Communications Chairperson; Winkle P. Pascua, Lion Tamer; Ryoma Takasaki, Tail Twister; Past President Maria Cristina B. Roque and Dulce Rose Q. Felipe, Two-Year Directors; and Mohamad Elbeitam, One-Year Director; Rahman N. Al Saad, Shigehito Hayashi, Kristine Madeline Macato, Mae Benita M. Nicolas, Henry R. Quiazon, and Johan Schrijvers, members.

DG Lolita Corpuz

Emeterio said they will be inducted into office by District 301-A3 Governor Lolita Corpuz.

The club will present a video of LCI founder Melvin Jones and celebrate his 140th birthday with a cake together with attending members of the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

Manila Sampaguita was chartered on October 19, 2018 by Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world with 1.4 million members providing humanitarian service in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

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Robert Roque Jr.
Robert B. Roque Jr. is a veteran journalist who started out as a correspondent for Manila Bulletin's tabloid TEMPO in 1983. In 1989, At age 27, he rose to become the youngest associate editor of a newspaper of national circulation. In mid-2000, he took the helm of the paper as its editor until his voluntary retirement in 2012. He currently writes a syndicated column for TEMPO, Remate, and Hataw newspapers, and for this site, Beyond Deadlines. A former journalism lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas from 1992 to 2002, Roque is also an active member of the Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world, having served as head of the Philippine Lions (council chairperson) in Lion Year 2011-2012.

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