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May 19, 2017
GILLINGHAM LIONS Dist.105SE CELEBRATES 47TH ANNIVERSARY
Lion President Rizvi Rawoof (Multiple District Officer - Sight British Isles & Ireland) and the members of the Gillingham Lions Club celebrated their 47th year of the Gillingham Lions at St. George Hotel in Rochester recently. There were members of numerous Lions Clubs in the region and friends locally, from London and as far as Nottingham attended the occasion.

Lion President Rizvi in his speech mentioned about the Projects done during the last 12 months and it was noted that the Restore Sight Sri Lanka was a deserving program providing intraocular lenses and consumables for cataract operations. This project was done through the Ministry of Health, Vision2020 local hospitals and Lions Clubs of District 306 Sri Lanka. This project was implemented by Lion Rizvi and the hospitals selected were over a 100 mile radius from Colombo in order to reach out to the deserving patients. The areas the cataract operations performed were Mannar, Dick-oya, Puttalam, Gampola, Matale, Kantale Polonnaruwa etc. We are now targeting areas of Batticaloa Hambantota, Tangalle etc. Total cataracts operations done so far is 1050.

President Rizvi and Dr. Habiba Rawoof Ophthalmologist

D/Mayor Gloria & Mr. Opara

PCC Lion Phil & DGE Lion Jackie

Zauni Falil

Palinda & Asha

PCC Chris & Yvone

Primrose & Adam

Jayantha & Ranji

President Rizvi Rawoof receives a Banner from District Governor Elect Jackie Robison.

Dr. Habiba Rawoof (Ophthalmologist) Lion Derek Jordon Deputy Mayor Gloria Opara
Lion President Rizvi Rawoof and Mr. Opara.

Some of the Gillingham club members present with DGE Jackie Robinson

Rehman Chishty MP, LP MDO.Rizvi Rawoof & Deputy Mayor Gloria Opara
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