The Lions Club of Belait and Bandar Seri Begawan organised a joint installation appreciation night for the newly elected president and committee members for 2020-2021 at the Grand Ballroom of V-Plaza Hotel on Sunday.
Representatives from the Persatuan Kereta Tahan Lasak Brunei (PKTLB), Rotary Club of Belait, and Brotherhood Seafood Restaurant were present as members who supported the club’s activities.
Lions Club International members also joined through a Zoom call.
President of Lions Club of Belait Alan Chee said, “We are honoured to be joined by our sponsor club, Lions Club of Bandar Seri Begawan in the installation ceremony. I am also honoured to be elected to lead in this fiscal year as the president.”
Despite the current situation impacting overseas travel to provide aid, he said, “It provides new opportunities for us to work with other charitable organisations such as PKTLB, Rotary Club of Belait, and more; who share the same desire as us to help give back to the community.”
The president also said the Lions Club of Belait will work to plan out projects for the whole fiscal year.
The event proceeded with the installation ceremony by District 308-A2 Governor Roland Chieng, who joined the ceremony through Zoom call from Malaysia.
Chieng highlighted on the importance of how contributions made to the community can help foster harmony and unity.
It proceeded with the handing of the gavel to symbolise the passing of the authority from Chieng, who represented Immediate Past President Joseph Teo, to the new president.
Similarly, IPP Sunil Kumar Ramchandani also handed the club’s gavel to new President of Lions Club of Bandar Seri Begawan Sushell Kaur.
Several awards were also presented to appreciate the efforts of Lions members over the past fiscal year.
Kaur also presented the 50 years of Long Service Award to Past President (PP) Jimmy KL Hong and Lion of the Year for 2019-2020 to Sunil Kumar Ramchandani.
Other awards included Secretary Award and Treasurer Award for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year, President Appreciation Certificates, President Distinguished Service Awards, Outstanding Lion of the Year, and Club Appreciation Award; presented by Joseph Teo and Alan Chee.