Five-day ride to raise funds

(Front row, from fourth left) Chor, Ong and Hoe Guan with several newly installed LCI District 308-B1 cabinet officers and Star Media Group representatives at Menara Star, Petaling Jaya.

LIONS Clubs International (LCI) District 308-B1 Malaysia plans to hold a five-day cycling event from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur to raise funds for the underprivileged.

“Our cycling event is aimed at building stronger bonds among our Lions while enjoying the scenery, camaraderie and ride, ensuring that every moment is for a greater good,” said district governor Dorothy Ong Lee Ping, who was inaugurated last month.

Her term as district governor is from July 2022 to June 2023.

Ong’s role as a full-time administrator oversees seven states – Johor, Melaka, Negri Sembilan, Federal Territory, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan – which comprise over 130 clubs and some 4,000 members.

She added that the event – which is expected to take place in three months – would see a 335km ride.

“We plan to extend participation to Singaporeans as people enjoy cycling.

“It will not be a strenuous ride as we plan to stretch it over five days and we will make several stops to meet up with other Lions.

“Our cycling event must inspire people so that we can raise funds to help the less fortunate,” said the mother of two.

Ong, who has been with Lions Club for 25 years, said its members hoped people would take up this challenge to be part of the beautiful ride and make a difference to those in need.

“We will collaborate with companies, non-governmental organisations and other clubs who pledge to the ride,” she said.

Earlier, Ong and several of her newly installed District 308-B1 cabinet officers visited Star Media Group chairman Tan Sri Chor Chee Heung and chief executive officer Alex Yeow at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Among the newly installed cabinet officers present were first vice-district governor Potter Ka Kai Fong and second vice-district governor Cassie Lim Cheah Soo.

Lions Clubs International District 308-B1 Malaysia adviser and past council chairman Lim Hoe Guan took the opportunity to discuss ideas for business networking purposes.

“We would be glad to collaborate and work with Star Media Group.

“Our courtesy visit today is a step forward to explore future collaboration,” he added.

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