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Grand Opening held in Diamond Bar, California

Diamond Bar, California, June 20, 2014

 Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

The organization is perhaps best known for its work to help people who have vision needs, but its chapters are also involved in a broad array of service projects. Local clubs determine which causes to address.

NRI community in Diamond Bar and from surrounding areas  formed “Los Angeles Indo American Lions Club” Charter  on Friday, June 20, 2014 at  7.30 pm and  installed the new officers during the banquet. The Dinner event had more than 300 attendees at the Diamond Palace restaurant who were the members of the club and their families.

Reggie Benjamin, a celebrity Pop Singer, Actor, and Super Star was the biggest highlight of the evening. The event started with a welcome address and introduction by President Lion Sam Bhogal. 

“We are all privileged to establish a wonderful Los Angeles Indo American Lions Club under the world’s largest service organization Lions Club International with compassionate and enthusiastic honorable charter members,” newly elected President  Bhogal  stated. “Let’s go for Great Deeds and High Accomplishments.”

“The world need our Audacity to think that we can change it and solve devastating realities that impact the Human conditions like Hunger and Poverty,” said Mr. Bhogal, “The world need us, because we are bold enough to think,  that we can help cure humans with diseases like AIDS, Cancer, Heart and many more..”

Mr Roger, the Head of Lions Club International Los Angeles District and Ms Nancy who is the executive member of Sothern California Lions Club division 4L2 attended the  installation ceremony for incoming officers of the Los Angles Indo American Lion Club.

Los Angeles Indo American Lions Club elected  Paul Ghotra-Chairman, Surinder Bhogal-President, Ramesh Ramnani-Secretary, Vijay Patil- Treasurer, Aseem Tandon- 1st Vice President, Lal Thakrar-2nd Vice President, Sailesh Shah- V P Cultural, Jeevanjeet Palaha- V P PRO,  P.K. Nayak- V P Community, Sati Heyer- 1st Executive VP, Balwinder Garcha-  2nd Ex. VP, Ravinder Verma- 3rd Ex. VP, Haspinder Manku- V.P Community, Harish Dhru- V P Planning

President  Sam Bhogal introduced the three honorable chairmen of the club KV KUMAR, DR PAUL HUSSON and Prince SUNIL TOLANI

The celebrity guest of honor Reggie Benjamin was then invited to the stage to speak a few words. Reggie congratulated the team to start this noble cause and performed a wonderful song on the stage.

Vijay Patil also highlighted the tremendous impact Lions Clubs International makes in the area of community service all over the world.

Newly elected Secretary, Ramesh Ramnani introduced Chairman Paul Ghotra. The Chairman of the Club personally donated 1000 eye glasses to Lions Club International so that people can get benefit who need eye glasses but can’t afford to buy them.