Message From The President

Dearly respected Lions,

It’s a great privilege to have the opportunity to be president of the Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna . I would like to thank our club’s past presidents, club officers and members for your valuable support and fellowship this year.

We are at the halfway point of the Lion Year 2018/2019. I would like to take this opportunity to present the theme given by the District 325B Nepali Governor, which is ‘living by giving’. This theme reflects our duty to give through social service while we are living on this earth. The priority mission for this year is aid for the disabled, including those living with disabilities, those living in wheel chairs, with hearing aids or with white canes or cleft palettes. Our international theme for this year is ‘beyond the horizon.’ 

I would like to take this opportunity to serve this year in the social service. Likewise, Lions with disability, wheel chair support, white cane support, hearing aids support, cleft lips cure etc. to support District 325B Nepal governor theme “Living by giving” & International President’s theme “Beyond the Horizon”

Since our club was established on 6th January 1988, our main goal was to focus in the field of social work, such as education, health, drinking water & the environment.In this year, our club has completed various projects, including the Narchyang Health Post building, supported by the American Nepal Medical Foundation, many drinking water tank construction projects in various government schools, with the support of various senior schools and colleges from Australia and UK, and scholarship distribution to those orphans, semi orphans, single woman’s families and disabled children. 

In the beginning of the season of my tenure, we had already completed the free mega health camp at Dumre, Tanahun, with technical support from Fishtail Hospital & Research Center, as well as help from professors and nurses from CQU Australia. Therefore my theme in this year is “together we can.”

Please support each other. We are in the beginning session of the century, plus year 101 in the field of social work. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this year for the same purpose.

Lastly, I would like to thank my club’s past presidents, club officers, members and various national and international donors. I look forward to receiving the same cooperation and teamwork as in the past.

Thanking you,

Lion Dinesh Tulachan
President L/Y 2018/19
Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna


Words of Wisdom from Past Presidents

MJF Lion Arjun Pokhrel President LIY 2017/18

Dear Fellow Lions,

It’s a great privilege to have the opportunity to be President of Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna. I would like to thank everyone for your support and fellowship. We are at the beginning of Lion year 2017/18 and which is the centennial of Lions International.

I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate centennial year with all the creative activities to support District 325B1’s Governor’s theme “Journey to Excellence”.

Since our establishment 30 years ago, Lions Club of Annapurna has experienced many tides of changes. Our deliveries in the past were mainly in the area of education for the poor including water, sanitation, health and skilled development training for women. As time passes, we have changed our deliveries as per need. Again, education will be in the top priority in my plan of action for LIY 2017/18. Coincidently our District Governor has also listed education sector on his top priority, We have just been through a devastating earthquake on 25 April, 2015 resulting loss of 9,000 plus people and destroyed 600,000 plus structures in our country. Still we did not give up our hopes.

 I am glad and proud to say that all of our Lions fellows were together at those difficult times. Our deliveries on relief work were just in time when needed. We were serious towards the goal and accomplishment was not a problem. Our noted contribution apart from instant relief work LC Annapurna was able to rebuild 7 Schools in earthquake- affected districts to date. It was an inspiring lesson for us. I can see our ability to get things done. I believe we are here not only complete the job but also to deliver the quality service. Therefore, my theme for the L/Y 17/18 is “Race for Quality Service”.

I believe this centennial year 2017 will bring more energy for us to do something for good cause. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all our senior Lion leaders for their guidance and encouragement. We are thankful to our partners from all around the globe for their help and assistance in our yearly health camp. I look forward to receive cooperation and same teamwork as in the past.

MJF Lion Arjun Pokhrel
LIY 2017/18