(Members of the Angeles City Clark Balibago LC led by Pres. Sol Flores Jr. (standing, 3rd from L) pose for a photo after the activity.)
(Residents of Northville 15 resettlement undergoing screening at the Optical Station manned by Lions Club members to be given reading eyeglasses.)
Continuing its annual celebration of Philippines-Australia Friendship Month every May, the Blacktown Ponds Lions Club Inc. of New South Wales, Australia and the Angeles City Clark Balibago Lions Club rendered the 2nd Philippines—Australia Joint Lions Mission in Barangay Cutud, Angeles City last May 22.
The full-service mission helped 1,600 indigents benefitting from various stations catering to urgent community needs. Services provided were Medical (doctor check-ups), Dental (tooth extractions), Optical (reading glass distribution), mass Circumcision, Diabetes blood sugar testing, and a Pharmacy (prescription and maintenance medicine dispensing). School supplies, clothes, and blankets were likewise distributed on—site; hearty snacks were also given out during the activity.
“We are proud to add another chapter in international cooperation between our clubs for a common goal — to serve our underprivileged and less-fortunate,” said Sol Flores Jr., President of co—lead Angeles City Clark Balibago LC.
Lions club members from Australia and the Philippines convened in the Northville 15 Integrated School to tender the service activity, joined by officials of Barangay Cutud headed by its Captain Joen June Ferraris and Principal Ariel Perez.
“We are overjoyed by the fruit of our continuing partnership here in Angeles City, as so many needy from the resettlement are benefitting,” said Rissa McInnes, incoming President of the co—lead Blacktown Ponds LC.
Volunteers for the project came from various government partners, foremost the Department of Health, City Government of Angeles, and the Sangguniang Barangay of Cutud, while ten Philippine Lions clubs from across the country also joined in the efforts. The affair was likewise made more fruitful with the help of partner organizations such as SOUL Group, Inc., Soroptimist International of Angeles City, and the Angeles City Medical Society.
The PHL-AUS Joint Lions Mission is a club-to-club initiative of the Blacktown Ponds Lions Club, Inc. and the Angeles City Clark Balibago Lions Club to jointly render high-impact community projects annually. It is a concerted effort to ensure serving remains efficient and coordinated. We Serve. For more information, visit the club page at http://fb.me/accblc