Views: 184 Ishmael, A. Junourgh, Kumasi, July 18, 2020, Fri, 8;20 am The Kumasi Garden City Lions Club has inducted its new board members for the 2020...
Ishmael, A. Junourgh, Kumasi, July 18, 2020, Fri, 8;20 am
The Kumasi Garden City Lions Club has inducted its new board members for the 2020/2021 service years last Saturday. (11/07/2020)
The current inducted executives include Lion Osei Yaw Amoakohene as the president, Lion Lena Agyeman Nyamekye, first Vice President; Lion Akomea Samuel Yaw, first-director; Lion Elvis Kusi, second director; Lion Diane Somda Ziekah, secretary, and Lion Martin Mensah Boamah, assistant secretary.
The rest include Lion Doris Kronzu, treasurer; Lion Charles Antwi, assistant treasure; Lion Isaac Appiah-Okyere, programs/service chairman; Lion Samuel Aboagye Insaidoo, marketing/comm, chairperson; Lion Abigail Amoako, tamer, and Lion Daniel Zeglo, tail twister.
In his keynote address at the swearing-in and handing over ceremony, First Vice District Governor District 418, Lion David Owusu Anokye (MJF) admonished the board to embraced some four elements as core values of their leadership style, and those are–direction, motivation, support for members, and right guidance for members.
He advised the members to be enthusiastic about the service for the vulnerable.
He said to be good leaders they should not impose their will on anybody, instead, they should entreat the rest of the members with love and respect because each of them joined the service providing club on their own volution.
“You should be able to delegate by forming committees, praise and give recognition to motivate members, and treat lions with respect”.
In an interview with a past president, Garden City Lions Club, Lion Afia Sarfoaa, she said the club will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and they expect the new leadership to roll out a long term project–something physical–instead of the club’s current trend of a lot of engagements on social platforms.
When asked, she said the club was leveraging on a partnership with institutions they share in values with for funding opportunities, but today most of such bodies are carrying out their cooperate responsibilities alone making access to funding difficult for the club to embark on its intended projects to improve lives of the vulnerable in the society.
She said, for now, the club is depending more on its membership charity and on its international parent’s office for funding.
She stated that the membership is always yielding individual skills and talent to serve the needs of the vulnerable.
She said the club is not a faith-based; it a constituted by individuals with the passion to serve vulnerable individuals and communities.