The Future of Service: Enhancing Communities and Individuals
By Katherine Tapia (PCCC Lions Club member)
Raquel Sanchez, President of the PCCC Lions Club…expressed her desire on helping out people in need through community services and fundraisings.
Lions Club International takes pride on helping those in need, especially those who are blind or have any other vision problems.
Chancellor Rob Corlew, the Lions Club International President, who is currently on the Centennial Bus Tour, made a stop at the Passaic Campus on September 24th to talk about “The Future of Service: Enhancing Communities and Individuals.”
He is traveling the USA, trying to inject as many people as possible with the passion he feels for serving. He met for a discussion panel with some Lions Club members, including Raquel Sanchez, President of the PCCC Lions Club, Angie Aguilar, Charter President of the PCCC Lions Club, and Josephine Hernandez, PCCC Vice President.
Chancellor Corlew talked from his own experience and said that “it is impressive to see the expression on the faces of people, once blinded by cataracts, regain vision; it’s priceless.” He also went on to talk about education, the importance of it, and how his dream is to see every Lion and every person, in every community, to “use education as a tool to evolve, progress, and just be able to share the joy of it everyday.”
Raquel Sanchez, President of the PCCC Lions Club, also expressed her desire of helping out people in need through community services and fundraising. She remarked on the importance of meetings and bake sales as a way “to come together” and let students know about the club and its mission.
Miguel Cedeno, Treasurer of the PCCC Lions Club, also mentioned the relevance of this club. He pointed out the dedication that all of its members put into helping others by performing meaningful tasks, such as assisting in food drives, organizing awareness activities, finding resources for the homeless, and being involved in local events.
It takes a good heart and great commitment to help others, something these Lions seem more than ready to make happen.
This article was first published on Visions, the PCCC School Newspaper.