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NGO restates commitment to boost quality service delivery

Lions Clubs International of Zone 7B, District 404B2 Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation has held its 3rd District Governor Advisory Committee Meeting to boost on quality service delivery through expansion of membership strength in the various clubs as a way to have a value chain, and support government in community projects since government cannot do all alone.

The convener of the meeting, Cynthia Saka, Zone 7B Chairperson said the essence of the 3rd District Governor Advisory Committee Meeting is to expand membership strength for quality service delivery as the theme of the meeting reads.

According to her, Clubs in her Zone 7B are, Ikeja Onynx Lions Club, Lagos Apex Lions Club & Ikeja Elite Lions Club.

It was gathered that these clubs came together to discuss issues that will spur membership recruitment and retention to further enhance more quality service delivery in the community, especially in this trying times.

The guest speaker at the meeting, Blessing Umebali who is also the Managing Director/ CEO Brand Point Media stressed on the need to grow membership, retain membership, as well as creating an atmosphere for leadership progression.

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She said: “Your leadership styles will make or mar your membership growth. For you to be called or named a Lion you must firstly be a responsible fellow who pays his or her due responsively, l mean you cannot be a Lion when you are not a financial member of your club. Your club needs money to run the affairs of the club, so do not leave it to the president alone, try your best to be a financial member.”

In furtherance Lion Umebali stated that quality membership is a selling point for quality service delivery, as 1 or 5 members cannot achieve what 20 or more members can do when they come together to raise fund and also carry out community project for execution.

She urged the government to always come to the aid of non-governmental organisations like Lions Clubs whose motto is ‘We Serve’. “Yes it is about time our government see us as partners and open doors for more collaboration, they can’t do it alone as well as we, the NGOs can’t do it alone. We need what is called the supporting system from our government in the country for a more robust humanitarian cause,” she stressed.

She encouraged the Zone and Region chairpersons to always have a close mark on clubs through their presidents and also create time to visit clubs and provide and dish out the best information to further strengthen the clubs.

Earlier, the Zonal chairperson noted that

Clubs in Zone 7B have all done well in terms of rendering mind blowing community activities with the 5 global causes areas of the Lions Clubs International, which are Hunger relieve, Environmental Protection, Vision, Diabetes, and Childhood Cancer.

In her goodwill messages, the Region 7 Chairperson, Motunrayo Osibodu congratulated the Zone Chairperson Lion Cynthia Saka for holding the 3rd meeting and also coordinating clubs under her effectively.

She appreciated the Guest speaker, Blessing Umebali for sharing her wealth of experiences and knowledge. She later advised the Zone chairperson and club presidents to prepare to carry out Community projects during the District Governor’s visitation to the region so to have various clubs legacy projects for the District Governor to commission when he visits.

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