Oluwatoyin lions activities centre along owode ibeshe freeway fiddled host to household, companions, outstanding guests and members of lions club across district 404A1 Nigeria on the 7th of November 2021, as Lion Ayo Roseline Ogunlana ensues 17th president of Ikorodu diamond lions club.
The club, synonymous with proffering consistent support aid to susceptible and impoverished selves who linger denizens with no means of pursuit saw its plebe members coalesce to merry the presidential installation program which further accentuated the induction of club officers and fresh members.
With Mr Segun Obayendo (chairman of occasion), Dr Daniel Adjekpemevor (father of the day), Mrs Morenike Alaka (mother of the day) and lion Kola Oyekanmi as a guest speaker, the investiture also validated the presence of the outgoing president (lion Isola Musfiu Oladimeji) who’s parting oration eloquently serenaded the foyer.
Detailing his accomplishments, lion Isola stated, “With a sense of accomplishment of a very successful Lions year 2020/2021, I provide my stewardship as the 16th President of the club, Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club, after giving me the honour to serve and lead, Together with love in service encompassing all pointers on the terrace to serve humanity. I started my assignment as President of the Club on July 1st, 2020 and was Lion Isola Musfiu Oladimeji presented to the public during the Club investiture ceremony and fund Immediate Past President raising on December 6th, 2020”
“Almighty Allah deserves the glory and also the efforts of the club members, during my service year, we were able to carry out the following projects with the funds raised from the public: They include; Embarking on free Adult literacy class(Legacy Project), Youth Empowerment program, Free Diabetes Test, Distribution of free Eye Glasses, Sponsorship of 4 cataract surgeries, N50,000 Grants to the Leo Club, Rehabilitation of the Club Legacy project (Club built School Toilet), Fight against Hunger and Poverty 100%, Tree planting, Donation to Childhood Cancer Units at LUTH, Visitation and donation to the Vocational studies centre-Owutu and Foundation Laying of another Club Legacy Project (Six-units loillets Block) at Jamaatul Islamiyahh Primary School, Sabo, Ikorodu”
“As the club president, despite Covid-19 pandemic, we were awarded best club in the district 1st quarter of the year, for exceptional performance in projects and other Service Activities. We participated in the Peace Poster Contest and we were ably represented by sponsoring Kesbo school, westhall College and Uncle Bayus College. Though our club did take 2nd position. In this Lions year, we were able to mobilize at least 10 members for their NLCF with one-star fellow, one Melvin Jones Fellow(MJF) and 3 members for campaign 100 with 100 dollars each”
“I appreciate our great donors for the supports and partnership in the service to humanity and our community. Special appreciation to my parent for their supports, as I simultaneously congratulate and task the incoming President to uphold the Legacy of the Club. Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club pattern of service and putting smiles on the face of the poor is without a doubt outstanding. Let’s keep the flag flying as we continue to serve humanity and our community” Lion Isola Oladimeji Asserted
Installation Officiated by Lion Kola Oyekanmi, the Outgoing president officially passed the leadership medal to Lion Ayo Ogunlana Roseline, who received the mantle with her entire household in full support.
Speaking after her installation, Lion Roseline Ogunlana averred, “God made it possible for us to witness today, and for granting me the opportunity to serve humanity through the International Association of Lions Club District 404A1 Nigeria. Am highly honoured to play host to all dignitaries who have come to celebrate with me, for my installation as the 17th president of Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club. My appreciation also goes to all members of Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club for the trust they have in me by electing me as the President for this Lions year”
“Given this capacity, Lions Club International is a humanitarian service Organisation aimed at offering selfless services that put smiles on the faces of the less privileged and provides services to make life better for the needy in our communities. Lions Club has over 45 million members and over 45,000 clubs worldwide with its headquarters at Oakbrook in the USA. This year, our achieved projects include; Pediatrics cancer awareness Campaign, Diabetes Awareness, Vision, Feeding the Hunger and Environmental Protection”
“The above projects are the core projects listed by our International HeadQuarters and the club will carry out the following; Free Diabetes test, Free eyes screening/free eyes glass, Free cataract surgery for 20 patients, School uniforms and sandals for indigent students, Building of 6 rooms unit, toilet in a public school adopted in the community, Environmental Services/tree planting/ working with Law Enforcement officers to improve Road Safety”
“Youth Empowerment program Adult literacy class/campaign/legacy project Lions Quest Peace Poster contest among schools Childhood cancer awareness and donation of materials to health centres. Vision old peoples’ homes/motherless homes and Rehabilitation Centres to donate foods and clothing materials, also to provide hearing to the hearing inspired members in society”
“My profound gratitude goes to Mr Segun Obayendo, Dr Chief Daniel Adjekpemevor, medical director Esiri specialist hospital, Dr Shola Olalude,Shola Hospital, Hon Dr Christopher Ogunlana Medical director Ogunlana Hospital, Mrs Morenike Alaka,Chairman Okitipupa Local goverment Ondo state, Barrister Olugbega Sheba, Lion PCC Kola Oyekanmi, Lion PID H O B Lawal, All members of Ikorodu Diamond Lions Club, All Lions family in Ikorodu, All Leos members, The family of Ogunlana and Akindola from Irele Sheba family” Lion Ayo Ogunlana Added
Club officers and new members were subsequently inducted into the club as special awards were also issued out to diligent volunteer members.