Photo : PDG Luis Jiminez gives the lion logo to Charter President Ingrid Leacock. Also in photo LCI First International Vice President Al Brandel and PDG Harry Katz
November 15th, 2007
As Charter President, I am proud to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the United Nations Lions club. Chartered on June 24th. 2001 our club was a few weeks old when tragedy struck New York City on September 11th. 2001. As I watched the Towers of the World Trade Center come tumbling down I realized that the Skyline of New York was changed forever.
On September 12th, lions clubs international Foundation created the September 11 Relief Fund 5048. Our club joined the Lions of MD-20 to work for the victims of the 9/11 disaster. .
Today "A wind of change" is sweeping over Lionism, Our new International President Mahendra Amarasuriya issued a "A challenge to change" he continues "Traditions are wonderful and we absolutely need to hang on to whatever is working, however, we need to change the way we do things".
Lions are now in 201 countries and geographical areas around the world with a total of 1.3 million members and roughly 41,000 Lions Clubs around thw world From the inception, members of the New York United Nations Lions club. have used the new technology to reach, lions and friends around the world.
I believe that Lions are the inheritors of a great dream . We are the "Knights of the Blind" Through our work we can save the sight of a child, or help a senior citizen
As founder and Charter President of the New York United Nations Lions club I am proud of the achievements of our club and our members.
Please visit the pages of this website , Please join us in helping the less fortunate.
. Ingrid Leacock Charter President.
Secretary Robert Ornes
Sister Leontine O.Gorman,Rcsj
Toni Rose Marotta