Vava'u Lahi Lions Club is now the second Lions club to be formed in the Kingdom of Tonga this Lions fiscal year. It is also the first Lions club formed outside the main island of Tongatapu, where the Government and the Royal Palace is located.
The charter date has been set down as 26 July 2013, with the charter celebration planned for two weeks later, in early August.
The Vava'u Lahi Lions Club is on the furthest island group in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific, over 2000km north of New Zealand. This club is being formed with 23 members though the members are relatively positive that this number will increase by charter date. A full board of club officers has been elected and is keen on commencing the planning for their charter celebrations.
The Charter President will be Viliami A'feaki (left), a school teacher and a director of an environmental company. The club is made up of a diverse group of people from many different walks of life. A special feature of the club is the membership is made up of many different nationalities: American, French, New Zealand, Australian, Fijian and of course, the local Tongan members.
“I am confident that with the calibre of the club officers and members, the Vava'u Lahi Lions club will operate very successfully and serve their local community well,” said Islands Liaison Lion Huck Taingahue. “It is my intention to work with the district Global Membership/Leadership team to plan and provide orientation and officer training, hopefully within the next month or two.”