Lions Club of Little India elects Sam Bhogal as President
Los Angeles, March 25, 2012
Dilip Butani/Gary Singh
Surinder Bhogal ‘Sam’ was unanimously elected as the President of the Lions Club of Little India for the year 2013-14, while Dilip Butani was re-elected as Chairman. Former Assemblyman Tony Mendoza was the Chief Guest at the election meeting.
The other elected members are Amrit Bhandari-Secretary, Ajay Khetani- Treasurer, Ramesh Ramnani-1st VP & next President, Vijay Patil-2nd VP, Ramesh Bhatt-3rd VP and Nauzad Sadry-4th VP, Siddharth Pathak-Jt Secretary and Bhavin Mehta-Jt Treasurer. Lal Thakrar will be immediate past President, Dr Kailash Dhamija will be Membership Chairman while Rashmi Shah and Kris Kakkar will be Lion Tamer and Tail Twister respectively.
The Board Of Directors has Sunil Tolani as Chairman. Other members are Uka Solanki, Gary Singh, K V Kumar, Ravji Patel, Manu Patel, Prakash Pancholi, Shekhar Rahate, Kris Kakkar, Babubhai Patel, Jhanak Chopra, Senjal Patel, Tulsi Savani and Suresh Bhatti.
Lions Club of Little India is the only Lions Club exclusively of The Indo-American Community. Lions Clubs is the World's Largest Service Club Organization. There are over 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members worldwide. Everywhere Lions work and make friends. Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. Lions always help with unmatched integrity and energy.
Sam Bhogal is a Professional Engineer, graduated with Masters in Engineering from University of Southern California. Currently he is a professional custom house & commercial builder. He is also a successful hotelier. At present he is Chairman of Gurudwara “Shri Guru Singh Sabha” in Walnut, California. He is past President / Chairman of Federation of Indo American Associations. Dilip Butani is the Chairman of Indian Community of Southern California and is also Chairman of Sindhu Center. He is the past President of the Lions Club and past Chairman/President of FIA of Southern California.
Sunil Tolani is Chairman of Prince Organization that owns over 20 five star hotels. He is an industrialist and a well known philanthropist in the community. Amrit Bhandari is President of ICSC and past Chairman/President of FIA-LA. Ajay Khetani is past president of FIA-LA. Both Amrit and Ajay are past presidents of the Lions Club. Ramesh Ramnani is the vice-chairman of Sindhu Center and past president of FIA-SC and Sindhi Association of Southern California.