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New officers, members of Saipan Marianas Lions Club inducted

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THE Covid-19 pandemic has not stopped the Saipan Marianas Lions Club from serving the community, newly inducted president Ladyvir DLC Canape said on Saturday.

Club members are more encouraged to assist the people, she added.

“Many members of our club have helped individually and as a team, quietly and generously during the pandemic,” Canape said.

She also thanked club members for giving her another mandate to continue to work with them.

“Your efforts have touched our hearts and have touched the lives of those less fortunate,” she added.

Canape was inducted at 9 Eleven Resto Bar along with the other club officers: Irene N. Holl, first vice president; Teresita Tan, second vice president; Judy Mendieta, secretary; Leticia Canching, treasurer; Shirley Fabiana, assistant treasurer; Grace Cruz, marketing communication chair; Martha Badilles, Lions Club International foundation chair; Jane Silapan, tail twister; Guillermo “Jun” Canape, tamer; and Jingle de Jesus, peace officer.

The directors who will serve for two years are Michael Holl and Dayna Cabrera while the directors who will serve for a year are Alice Lorin and Agnes Camacho.

The ceremony was attended by Region 2 chair Alfredo Cabael, Saipan Centennial Lions Club president and newly elected zone 2 chair Arceli Lizama, Saipan Fil-Am Lions Club president and zone 1 chair Eden A. Mercado, first vice district governor Atoy Banting, and members of the various Lions clubs on Saipan.

Banting, who inducted the new officers, said the Lions will continue to help people and communities.

 

 Atoy Banting, left, first vice district governor of Lions International, speaks before inducting the new officers of the Saipan Marianas Lions Club on Saturday at 9 Eleven Resto Bar in San Jose.

 

The newly installed president of the Saipan Marianas Lions Club, Ladyvir DLC Canape, delivers her remarks.

 

 

The new members of the Saipan Marianas Lions Club pose for a photo. Photos by Junhan B. Todino

District Governor Sumie Kuba, for his part, sent his congratulatory message: “Now is the time for us Lions to use technology and be visible in the virtual world.”

He added, “During this pandemic, good things have happened, too. It’s pushed us forward to use technology. We are seeing each other more often through virtual meetings.”

The induction was highlighted by the acceptance of new club members: Ezeth Smith, Mary Grace Bautista, Danilo Borlain, Maricon Bricia-Allen and Corazon C. Dean; as well as new Saipan Marianas Alpha Leo Club members Zean M. Buenaventura and Mickyiel B. Baculod.

The current club members include Virginia Abalos, Nelida Atalig, Domingo Dones, Marlyn Dougherty, Meynardo Latuza, Elena Lopez, Helen Pacurib, and Leo members John Ezekiel D. Canape and Raina F. Avelino.

Irene N. Holl, who organized the Friends of CW, recognized the volunteers who helped prepare and distribute care packages on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

Certificates of appreciation and club achievement recognition were given to Martha Badilles, Mary Grace Bautista, Guillermo Canape, Danilo Borlain, Michael Holl, Judy Mendieta, Ezeth Smith, and Zean Buenaventura.

The other Lions clubs on Saipan are the Saipan Fil-American Lions Club, the Saipan Alliance Lions Club, the Saipan Natibu Lions Club, the Saipan Marianas Lions Club, the Saipan Unity Lions Club, and the Saipan Pacific Lions Club.

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