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Saipan Centennial Lions Club inducts officers, 11 new members

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THE Saipan Centennial Lions Club now has 36 members and all are ready to serve the community, reelected club president Araceli Lizama said.

The club inducted 11 new members on Saturday evening in the Hibiscus Hall of  Fiesta Resort & Spa.

Lizama said the club was established shortly before Typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu hit the islands in September and October 2018.

After Mangkhut slammed into Rota, “we immediately deployed our members to Rota to distribute food to families in need,” she said.

Six weeks later, when Yutu crashed into Saipan and Tinian, the club also extended help by distributing food and other needs to people.

“Our goal is to make a difference in our community,” Lizama said. “This will not be possible without the commitment and dedication of the members. We will continue our journey of service, especially to those less fortunate.”

In the same event the club also inducted its new set of officers.

Lions Club International Foundation coordinator Annamae Adaza, in her remarks, reminded her fellow Lions to “be careful with [giving] criticism and liberal in [giving] praise.”

She said the “image” they portray in the community will reflect on the club as a whole.

She also encouraged the officers to hone their members’ potential to be leaders.

“Sometimes we focus too much [on] recruiting new members and we forget to think about our current members. We have invited them to our clubs, but we don’t give them roles and we don’t involve them,” Adaza said.

“Let them feel that they are important. More members means more services. We need leaders who have the passion to serve and to lead the club to the next level. Every one of us has the potential to be a leader,” she added.

 

 

Region 2 Chairperson Lion Al Cabael inducts the Saipan Centennial Lions Club officers.

 

Saipan Centennial Lions Club president Arceli Lizama delivers her remarks.

 

The Saipan Centennial Lions Club members pose for a photo.

 

First Vice District Gov. Lion Atoy Banting with the 11 new members of the Saipan Centennial Lions Club.

 

The Saipan Unity Lions Club members.

 

Lions Club International Foundation coordinator Annamae Adaza gives her inspirational remarks.

 

The Saipan Fil-Am Lions Club members. Photos by Lori Lyn Lirio

Saipan Centennial Lions Club officers for 2020-2021

President – Araceli Lizama

1st vice president – Ruth Reyes

2nd vice president – Hector Sevilla

Service chairperson – Michael Darrell Guirey

Marketing and communications chairperson – Marie Javier

Secretary – Petelyn Camacho

Assistant secretaries – Rhea Barlao, Rosalinda Guevarra

Treasurer – Lourdes Ortiz

Assistant Treasurer – Marieta Bundoc

Auditor – Cathy Regalado

Tamer – Rosemarie Robediso

Tail Twister – Jasminda Guiao

Safety Officers – Ricardo Ortiz, Teodoro Guiao, Aurelia Rodriguez, Juanito Sarmiento

Directors – Carmen Japitana, Erlinda Delos Santos, Merlyn Daamo, Juvy Ortiz

 

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