The Second Vice Governor of Lions Club International District 411B, which encompasses Uganda and Tanzania, Allen Vashita Tushi Naturinda, encouraged the members of the Lions Club of Rukungiri to prioritize both increasing their membership and enhancing environmental efforts.

She conveyed this message on Monday, October 9, 2023, during her visit to the Immaculate Heart Girls Secondary School Nyakibale, where she inducted new members and installed new leaders for the young Lions group known as Leo’s.

Following the installation and induction ceremonies, a general meeting took place at Sena Grand Hotel on Republic Road in Rukungiri Municipality, which drew members from the Districts of Ntungamo, Kabale, and Kanungu.

A total of 126 new members were formally inducted, and 10 new leaders were installed. Among these members, there were 327 young Lions, known as Leo’s, from Immaculate Heart Girls Secondary School Nyakibale in Eastern Division, Rukungiri Municipality.

Julius Muramuzi, the Patron of the Leo’s Club at Immaculate Heart Girls Nyakibale, encouraged the Leo’s to prioritize service beyond self if they aspire to lead fulfilling lives.

Conerious Byarugaba, the President of the Lions Club of Rukungiri, challenged members to fully engage in the Lions Club activities, emphasizing that the satisfaction derived from serving others is more valuable than wealth.

Allen Vashita Tushi Naturinda emphasized that this year, the Lions Club’s primary focus is on increasing its membership and uniting efforts to bring about positive changes in the environment and improve the well-being of disadvantaged individuals. She also urged members to concentrate on raising awareness and recruiting new members.

Betty Namara, a member of the Lions Club of Rukungiri and affiliated with Sena Supermarket, received the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF) award in recognition of her substantial contribution of 1000 dollars (equivalent to over 3 million shillings) toward the advancement of Lions Club International activities.


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