The celebrations are also intended to recognise and appreciate the dedicated service rendered to the less privileged and needy in society.
Addressing the media at a ceremony in Accra, the Lion District Governor, Madam Gloria Esi Lassey, said during the 25-year period, the club embarked on serveral projects which included the construction of an eye care centre at the Tema General Hospital and a hearing aid assessment centre for the Cape Coast School of the Deaf.
“The 11 lions clubs in the country have rehabilitated the Weija Leprosarium, built classroom blocks for schools, distributed text and exercise books, donated spectacles, eye drugs, insecticide treated mosquito nets and medication for treating diabetes,” she explained.
Also, as part of the its social responsibility, the clubs undertook educational programmes on the preservation of eyesight and the prevention of blindness, as well as career guidance and counselling sessions in schools.
“They also organised club, zonal and regional meetings, where they invited personnel from various sectors of the economy to talk on selected themes, and participated in district and international conventions,” she added.
Madam Lassey added that serveral activities had been outlined to mark the anniversary celebrations.
The activities include eye screening exercises at some selected organisations, radio and television discussions on Lionism, blood donation activities, and the donation of assorted items to needy institutions such as the homes for lepers.
She said the year-long programme would come to its climax on December 21, 2013 with an anniversary fundraising and dinner dance which would include a journey for sight and the distribution of books under the name “Reading Action Programme” and a photo exhibition.
She, therefore, called on members to participate fully for the success of the celebrations and invited Ghanaians to come and join the club in order to help serve the needy in society.