MESSAGES FROM THE OFFICERS

DR. NARESH AGGARWAL
Immediate Past International President & LCIF Chairperson
Delhi, India

Dear Lions,

The ISAAME Forum is a very special event for me for many reasons. At the ISAAME Reception in the International Convention, I said that ISAAME is like a 3rd parent for me – it has taught me how to be a good Lion, businessman and family person.

Also, ISAAME has the most people in need of service (roughly 3 billion), and the most people who can serve (around 400 thousand members). If we can connect these 2 sides via Lionism and LCIF, then the sky is the limit for the people of ISAAME.

I fondly remember the 2013 Kathmandu ISAAME Convention, when I was first endorsed to become an Executive Officer. Now, as my time as an Executive Officer concludes, I wish to return the favor to the Lions and people of ISAAME.

We have the strongest Power of We in the world – both in Lions and in the general population. My dream is to convert this into the Power of Each. Each Lion must contribute a small amount consistently so that each person in ISAAME can contribute to society. Yes, we have 3 billion mouths to feed, but we have 6 billion hands ready to work.
It is also great to return to Dubai. Our new initiatives in the UAE are unlocking the world of service for 300 million people in the Middle East.

I hope this Forum reignites your passion to make a difference in ISAAME.

Sincerely,

DR. NARESH AGGARWAL
Immediate Past International President & LCIF Chairman

GUDRUN BJORT YNGVADOTTIR
International President
Gardabaer, Iceland

Dear Lions of ISAAME,

I want to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes for a successful ISAAME Forum to all participants, and welcome you to the beautiful, world class city of Dubai, UAE.

Like Lions Clubs International, Dubai has a bright future. And like us, it is growing. In fact, Dubai has become a destination for business and tourism. I know you will enjoy your stay here.

Forums provide an opportunity for Lions from specific regions to come together to discuss relevant topics, share ideas, learn new methods by attending workshops and seminars, renew friendships, and form new bonds. It is also a time to plan for the future.

The host Lions have worked hard to prepare for this year’s event. There will be an impressive line-up of outside speakers addressing an array of topics you will find to be timely, informative, and motivational.

Pursuing a new course is never easy. This year I am asking all Lions to move beyond their service horizon. If a horizon is viewed not as an unreachable limit, but rather as an evolving destination that can be reached through kindness and compassion, then together Lions can provide more good to more people than we ever thought possible.

Our motto “We Serve” has never been more appropriate than it is today. We must continue to share our story and our vision with potential new members – a new generation of Lions. And we must continue to look beyond the horizon to find solutions, and to find new ways to serve.

I know as we face the challenges ahead, the Lions of ISAAME will continue to lead the way in helping to find solutions.

Best wishes. I look forward to meeting many of you during my stay in Dubai.

Sincerely,

GUDRUN  YNGVADOTTIR
International President

DR. JUNG-YUL CHOI
First Vice President
Busan City, Rep. of Korea

Dear Lions,

Service to others defines who we are. It is the very reason we exist as a global organization. A Lions club brings people together. And when people come together, great things become possible. Friendships form, leaders emerge, communities are made and plans are drawn. But it all comes down to one thing—service. Our single-minded purpose as Lions is—and always has been—to provide service to those in need.

With “We Serve” as our motto, this year we will focus on reaching beyond the horizon—our personal, club and association horizons. This is a call for all Lions to extend their kindness into service areas they’ve always dreamt of, yet for one reason or another, haven’t reached.

With our Global Causes that include the addition of diabetes, new technological innovations and a visionary, global strategy through LCI Forward, the greater service that lives beyond the horizon is within our reach. Together, we can meet the goal of serving 200 million lives annually.

I have always believed that at the heart of Lions’ service is fellowship and creativity. By reaching within our communities, our clubs and ourselves, we will continue to find innovative ways to solve the world’s most pressing problems and help those in need. We are Lions. We serve today, tomorrow and in the future that lives beyond the horizon.

Sincerely,

DR. JUNG-YUL CHOI
First Vice President

HAYNES TOWNSEND
Second Vice President
Dalton, Georgia

Dear Lions,

Service to others defines who we are. It is the very reason we exist as a global organization. A Lions club brings people together. And when people come together, great things become possible. Friendships form, leaders emerge, communities are made and plans are drawn. But it all comes down to one thing—service. Our single-minded purpose as Lions is—and always has been—to provide service to those in need.

With “We Serve” as our motto, this year we will focus on reaching beyond the horizon—our personal, club and association horizons. This is a call for all Lions to extend their kindness into service areas they’ve always dreamt of, yet for one reason or another, haven’t reached.

With our Global Causes that include the addition of diabetes, new technological innovations and a visionary, global strategy through LCI Forward, the greater service that lives beyond the horizon is within our reach. Together, we can meet the goal of serving 200 million lives annually.

I have always believed that at the heart of Lions’ service is fellowship and creativity. By reaching within our communities, our clubs and ourselves, we will continue to find innovative ways to solve the world’s most pressing problems and help those in need. We are Lions. We serve today, tomorrow and in the future that lives beyond the horizon.

Sincerely,

JUDGE HAYNES TOWNSEND
Second Vice President

BRIAN E. SHEEHAN
Third Vice President
Bird Island, Minnesota

Dear Lions,

Service to others defines who we are. It is the very reason we exist as a global organization. A Lions club brings people together. And when people come together, great things become possible. Friendships form, leaders emerge, communities are made and plans are drawn. But it all comes down to one thing—service. Our single-minded purpose as Lions is—and always has been—to provide service to those in need.

With “We Serve” as our motto, this year we will focus on reaching beyond the horizon—our personal, club and association horizons. This is a call for all Lions to extend their kindness into service areas they’ve always dreamt of, yet for one reason or another, haven’t reached.

With our Global Causes that include the addition of diabetes, new technological innovations and a visionary, global strategy through LCI Forward, the greater service that lives beyond the horizon is within our reach. Together, we can meet the goal of serving 200 million lives annually.

I have always believed that at the heart of Lions’ service is fellowship and creativity. By reaching within our communities, our clubs and ourselves, we will continue to find innovative ways to solve the world’s most pressing problems and help those in need. We are Lions. We serve today, tomorrow and in the future that lives beyond the horizon.

Sincerely,

BRIAN E. SHEEHAN
Third Vice President