Lions around the world celebrate the birth of Lions Clubs International on the eighth of October. World Lions Service Day is a day when Lions boast and are proud to show the world what Lionism stands for. Here in San Pedro the Lions Club, along with the help of students, planted a few trees at the San Pedro Roman Catholic School.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Lions President Marina Kay gave a brief lecture on planting and how to take care of them to Mr. Emidio Acosta’s Standard I class at the San Pedro RC School. After the brief lecture, the students were placed into groups to plant trees and flowering plants alongside the fence of the school.
Children were very excited and enthusiastic about taking part in a tree planting project and promised to water and take care of their plants every day before and after classes.
World Lions Service Day
World Lions Service Day is an important day for every club in our worldwide association. It is a day to reflect on heritage as world leaders, in an effort to fight the plagues that too often confront mankind – the poverty, disease, despair, hunger and loneliness.
October eighth is a day when Lions around the world join to show the world by example, the objectives of Lionism and ethical practices which Lions uphold, to be the very essence of that spirit which amalgamates us into the largest service organization in the world. On this day Lions show their neighbors and community what Lionism is all about.
This one singular day of service is not merely symbolic. It encompasses the many hundreds of good works that Lions routinely do for others – the difference is that while Lions perform these activities in October, Lions know they are working as one on behalf of humanity.