The 45th anniversary ladies’ night charity ball of the Lions Club International District 303 Hong Kong South Kowloon was successfully held on March 5th, 2023 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Admiralty, Hong Kong. The event finally resumed after three years of postponement due to the pandemic, with members of Lions Clubs, also know as the Lions, from the various regions, as well as distinguished guests and supporters were in attendance at the ball.
Mr. Lionel Li, Chairman of Li Foundation, who had previously served as the Past District Governor of District 385 Beijing China and the Charter President of the Beijing Guanghua Lions Club in 2007, was also present at the event.
The Lions Club of South Kowloon, founded in 1976 with Dr. Albert Yeung as the Charter President, is one of the most impactful Lions Club in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to engage in community services, promoting development and welfare as well as improving the quality of life through a range of charitable projects and community activities. The ladies’ night charity ball is an annual tradition to express gratitude to the Lionesses for their support throughout the year.
The Beijing Guanghua Lions Club was established in 2007. Mr. Deng Pufang, honorary Chairman of the China Disabled Persons Federation, attended the charter ceremony of Guanghua Lions Club. In 2013, Guanghua Lions Club became a twin club with the Hong Kong South Kowloon Lions Club, when Ms. Qin Bingshuang was serving as District 385 District Governor.
As an international service organization dedicated to community service engagements, the Lions motto is ‘We Serve’. Collaborating and supporting each other with a common goal in mind, they promote philanthropy and improve the quality of life in their respective communities. These interactions and communications among the clubs have not only brought good to the communities, but also strengthened the friendship among the Lions.
Lions around the world will continue to unite, carry on their legacies and pass on the torch of the Lions Club spirit to the Lions of the future.
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