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Saipan Alliance Lions conduct beach cleanup

THE Saipan Alliance Lions Club conducted a beach cleanup on Oct. 7 and collected 15 bags of trash in the Sugar Dock-Chalan Kanoa beach area.

Members of the Saipan Alliance Lions Club pose after conducting a beach cleanup in the Sugar Dock-Chalan Kanoa area. Contributed photo

Seventeen club members took part in the cleanup, club first vice president Anita Canadalla said.

“We are so thankful for the support of our members and especially our club director Lion Ester Yamson for initiating and pushing this project,” she added.

Canadalla said the Lions Clubs International advocates environmental protection, adding that one way of achieving it is to maintain the cleanliness of beaches and other public areas.

She said they are hoping that more of the people who host parties and other gatherings on beaches will help keep them clean.

Cleanup drives are one way of spreading awareness to the community, she added.

On Saipan, she said, there are six Lions Clubs, and each is responsible for conducting their own events and projects and for complying with local laws and regulations.

However, she added, because they are all under Lions Region 2 District 204 and have the same goals, they also work together.

In the Oct. 7 cleanup, Region 2 Zone 1 chair Al Cabael joined the Saipan Alliance Lions Club.

“Our activities are usually followed by fellowship with members, and through fellowships we get to know our fellow Lions,” Cabael added.

For those interested in joining the club, call its president, June Alciso, at 483-6996; or first vice president Lion Bhiya Canadalla at 285-6899; or secretary Donna Fronda at 788-4108

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