‘Friends, Lion Clubs not secret cults’
The President, Awka Friends Club, Chief Ndubisi Nwobu said membership is open to people from the Southeast, but not restricted to the zone.
“It has no restriction on religion, tribe or gender. There is a process before one can become a member. However, people were invited to join, or anybody who has interest is free to join the club.
“Anybody who shows interest will be issued a form to fill, and then he or she is invited for interview by the management committee of the club. If successful, the person would be presented to the general house and if all agree, he or she is admitted to become member.
“The aims and objectives include; to demonstrate solidarity with fellow members at all times, promote healthy and supportive relationship. Also it provides forum for regular social interactions and relaxation among members, and at all times to foster the atmosphere for friendship, goodwill and social responsibility in the community.”
According to him, the activities include paying visits to the motherless babies homes and provide them with material and cash support.
“Such visits to orphanages are not fixed, but depends on time we are able to raise fund. We give support to any bereaved member. We organize family get-together for greater knowledge of each family member, and for our children to know themselves.
Our activities are open to the public, there is nothing secret about it. It is not a secret society.
In the same vein, the president, Lions Club International, Awka, Sir Chris Chikwelu (jnr) said that the club work for promotion and betterment of human lives, prevention of river blindness and general services to humanity.
“The club aims at partnering government and other organisations to ensure that sustainable development goals are implemented in the state. We visit charity homes, motherless babies homes, in addition to educating the public why they should assist the less privileged in the society.”
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