Lions Club ‘kapitan’ driven by passion to serve

Loh (second from left) leading her club in donating equipment to Sibu Hospital.

MEET Kapitan Connie Loh Ming Hu – the new Lions Club District 308-A2 governor for 2022-2023 in Sibu.

Loh’s priority is to serve the community with love and kindness.

In line with her aspirations, she has chosen the motto “Serve with Passion”.

District 308-A2 covers Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and the Federal Territory of Labuan.

There are 98 Lions Clubs in the district with a total of 2,781 members.

“Without passion, we can lose momentum but with it, we will reach new levels.

“Passion allows people to see the bigger picture and grow to be better leaders,” she said in an interview.

Loh said Lions Clubs needed passion to attract people to join.

She has set her sights on fulfilling needs, boosting membership and developing youths.

With world leaders emphasising global warming, she is keeping to the club’s main agenda to protect the environment and well-being of communities.

“We will identify the needs and partner with like-minded organisations to address complex environmental issues,” she said.

Other areas of concern are diabetes prevention, ensuring people have access to nutritious food, preventing avoidable blindness and improving quality of life for those who are visually impaired.

Loh wants to make sure that children with cancer receive support as well.

She is also focused on recruiting about 200 new members and chartering at least two new clubs.

“New people bring fresh ideas and there will also be more hands on deck to tackle problems,” she noted.

The mother of two wants to focus on weaker clubs with low membership and encourage bigger clubs to assist weak ones to grow.

“We hope to attract more volunteers, especially young women and professionals,” she said

Lions Club members, she added, were ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others, support good causes and make things happen.

“Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness.

“There are 1.4 million caring men and women serving together who can have a lasting impact,” she added.

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