I would like to share a very positive and fulfilling day as both a Lion and Rotarian on Saturday. A goal for both International service organizations is to come together as partners to serve our community.
Yesterday was a perfect example and testament to achieving that goal as we added to the foundation of productive legacy building relationships and partnerships that will serve and benefit our community today, and for generations to come.
On Saturday, I was installed as a member of the Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club by Hawaii Lions District 50 District Governor Gary Nip at the Momilani Community Center in Pearl City. I had been a member of the Pearl City Lions Club for many years, but decided that I could better serve the community in 2023 as a Lion with the Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club while helping the club grow, volunteer with weekly community service projects, and contribute ideas for community service projects with the Rotary Club of Pearlridge and other Hawaii Rotary District 5000 clubs.
The Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club, several Hawaii District 50 Lions Clubs, and Rotary Club of Pearlridge have volunteered many hours together in the past three years with beautification and clean up projects in Pearl City and Aiea.
Also on Saturday, Our Savior Lutheran School (OSLS) hosted Rene Mansho and the Wahiawa Lions Club’s Recycling Eyeglasses and Hearing Aid collection site on the OSLS campus. The Wahiawa Lions partnered with the OSLS Interact Club during the collection drive. The OSLS Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pearlridge (RCOP). I serve as the RCOP Youth Interact Leadership Program Director and I am so proud of the leadership and commitment to community service by our three Interact RCOP sponsored schools:
Our Savior Lutheran School
Highlands Intermediate School
Pearl City High School
Saturday defined what we all work so hard to accomplish and perpetuate in the communities and schools that we serve. From keiki to kupuna, we are united and truly care for one another from a special bond of heartfelt compassion through service to others.
A very special mahalo to my Mana Loa Nimitz Lions Club sponsor Brian Nitta, and also to Our Savior Lutheran Principal Clarence De Lude for his leadership and hard work in the community.
Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!
Photos courtesy of Nancy Hsu and Clarence De Lude