Todd Schwartz 2014-11-12 00:34:36
Calabar Atakpa Lions Club, Nigeria Age 39 | Finance Manager I live in the capital of Cross River State, Calabar, which is a seaport near the Atlantic Ocean. It is a city of some 370,000 people. In September of 1997, when I was 22 years old, I was inducted into Lions Clubs International as a Leo. My childhood friend, now Lion Ekpe Nta Bassey, introduced me to the Lions. Ekpe was always going to work on club projects like cleaning of the surroundings or assisting the aged and kids. He would put on a neatly made Leo vest. I liked that, and also seeing young people carry out service activities in the society without being rewarded—but always appreciated—attracted me a lot. My most rewarding project so far has been the cornea transplant we funded. I was the chairperson of the committee for that. The fact we could join together and gather resources to restore a person’s sight was fulfilling. I have three hobbies: spending time with my family, traveling, and serving humanity. I would like Lions in the U.S and Europe to know that Lions in Africa are passionate in our service to humanity. We are “Loving Individuals Offering Needed Services.”
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