Club Name: Chicago Punjabi Lions Club Chartered: 2008 Members: 17 How would you describe your club members and their Lions service? “Our club members are very hardworking and aggressive in the community,” says Lion Harkirat Singh, club secretary. "We are a new club and our members are part of other organizations. Working together, we organize Punjabi cultural and sports activities throughout the year in addition to our Lions activities.” How did the club raise funds for LCIF’s Haiti relief? "We set up a booth at our Sikh Religious Society, and we raised $3,100 for LCIF's ‘Hope for Haiti’ relief efforts. We were not sure how we would do, but it was a great success and our community showed great support to our club as we acted to help overcome the disaster at Hait.” Why did your club members decide to send designated aid to LCIF for Haiti rather than to another organization? "As a Lions club, we believe that LCIF is the safest and the fastest way to support these types of relief activities. I have known of Lions Clubs since I was a child. Now being active, I feel very proud that we are members of Lions Clubs. Every single penny raised will help people in need in Haiti." Will your club hold similar service activities for LCIF in the future? "Yes, it is very important for the club, as well as for the members. Our members feel very proud of what we were able to do and we are financially, emotionally and physically ready to help and support these projects in the future. It is an honor to be a part of the relief efforts in Haiti, and our ability to help through LCIF as members of the world's largest service club organization shows that Lions make a difference everyday."
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