Pamela Mohr 2014-11-12 00:57:30
Milton Keynes Central Lions Club, England Age 46 | Attorney I joined my club because I wanted to help and volunteer in my community. But what I found was a family. Even though I moved from London in 2002, it’s really only been in the past three years that I’ve felt settled here and not considered moving back. I missed my family in London, but becoming a Lion really provided me, my wife, Liz, and our children with a sense of belonging right here. It introduced us to an entire new group of friends that we would’ve never gotten to know. I call them my “Milton Keynes family” since we’re all so close. And I’m not just talking about members, but our families as well. We have a lot of impromptu gatherings, and our kids all play together. Liz and I have both definitely found Lions to be a very family-friendly organization, and I guess that’s why it fits into our lives so easily. Both my children, Devan, 6, and Asha, 4, have already said they want to be Lions when they grow up. They’re still expecting to see the four-legged variety at meetings! I was inducted into the club in 2011, became vice president the next year, and president in 2013. Without Liz’s support, I wouldn’t have been able to take on the role of president for even one year, let alone for two consecutive years. We now have 13 Lions (our 14th member being inducted tonight!), but I’ve always said that it feels more like we have 26 members. If we didn’t all have the support of our partners, we, as a club, wouldn’t achieve a fraction of what we do. We don’t only help our community. We help and support each other, just the same as any family does.
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