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.