It is my honour to be elected as District Governor of District 308-A1 for the term 2019 -2020. Our District will be undergoing exciting changes in the years ahead. Together with 1st VDG Victor Yip and 2nd VDG Lesa Gan, we will collectively seek to create and institutionalise a stable and harmonious environment for our Lions to concentrate on our main mission above all else: We Serve!

My motto is simple but it has a profound message: Touching Lives. We must work together to reach out to the community with our heartfelt service and compassion. Among Lions, we will seek to be a kinder, and more caring organisation. We have tremendous talents in our District, and we must seek ways and means to tap the flow of creative and innovative ideas to better serve our community.

One key message from our International President Dr Choi Jong Yul is the need to rejuvenate our clubs and organisations through systematic succession planning. Getting new blood and fresh innovative ideas at our top leadership echelon will be a meaningful initiative to ensure that we, as Lions, remain relevant and ready to tackle the challenges ahead.

The 2020 Lions International Convention will be a major milestone to showcase the beauty and dynamism of our Singapore to the whole world. We expect 20,000 to 25,000 visitors to our fair shores. This will be the perfect time for us to work closely with our Lion brothers and sisters in 308-A2, 308-B1 and 308-B2 as a cohesive team and celebrate the success of this International Convention.

There is much to be done, and I am confident that we have the right Cabinet Officers, and the right Team from our District to succeed.

We serve!

Gareth Goh PBM
District Governor 2019-2020
Lions Clubs International • District 308-A1 Singapore

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