JB MANIFESTO, #ServiceFirst
LION JIDE BELLO PMJF,NLCF
I humbly present myself to the esteemed Lions of District 404A2 Nigeria to be elected for a higher position of service as Second Vice District Governor.(2VDG) Like the saying ‘The journey of a thousand miles begin with a step. For over a decade of service to humanity as a passionate and dedicated Lion, I have discharged my responsibilities with amazing moments of relish. During this period , I had the opportunity to provide service to humanity at local, regional, national and international levels. I have also as my personal social responsibility provided succor to the downtrodden, relief to the needy, justice to the oppressed and engaged Lions and Leos to be excellent at providing impactful services to communities in need. My resolve to lead our outstanding district was rekindled in January 2020 after my successful screening during the District Convention held at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
As you already know, I have served in various capacities in this association and I am convinced that it is time to bring to bear my vast expertise in other areas of my endeavors to the service of this noble association. In view of the above I feel qualified to vie for the position of 2VDG as a call to higher service and responsibilities.
My Team and I, have carefully engaged and carried out due consultations at various levels of the Association’s hierarchy to garner support from them and Lions of the District for my election to the office of the Second Vice District Governor when in office, I intend to leverage and consolidate on the enviable achievements of the various noble men and woman who have previously led the District to improve on identified gaps and help our District get closer to becoming the District of our dreams.
Fellow Lions, in deference to Melvin Jones and many other successful visionary leaders, my vision is to have a DISTRICT where thousands of passionate , self-motivated Lions from all spheres of lives and with no barriers will transform their communities and immediate environment through quality and impactful service.
Our core Mission to achieve this Dream will be better propelled by the catch phrase #SERVICE FIRST designed through the following 4- pronged approach.
IMPROVE QUALITY AND IMPACTFUL SERVICE
Reenergize commitments to service by re-awakening “old time lionism” and provide platforms for all who are passionate about sustainable service to humanity
Organize mentorship clinics for Lions and Leos on social strategy and regular training for old, new and intending members in line with the set standards by lions’ club international.
Embark on impactful and life changing projects in response to community needs ( through appropriate need assessments, community participation in project design , execution and monitoring of growth process)
Institute an annual district scholarship
program for the less privilege children in
INCREASE VISIBILITY THROUGH MUTIMEDIA ENGAGEMENTS
Build the Nigeria Lions club brand and encourage consistent use and sustenance.
Create a broad band district data base of all members to enhance engagement and effective communication at all levels with members of the district
Promote the use of print, electronic and social media to publicize lions’ activities and introduce new measures to strengthen capacity in effective and efficient service delivery.
Encourage clubs within the district to create and use social media handles e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to popularize clubs’ activities to wider audience and inspire more people to join the association
INTRODUCE SELF CARE PACKAGES TO MEMBERS
Engage experts on best measure for Insurance package to Lions club members i.e. in the event of death, Illness, celebrations, distress and so on
Identify resource persons within the association to help organize skills acquisition and enterprise development programs for interested Lions and Leos.
Engage experts to explore the possibility of initiating a corporative scheme for members
Promote regular health checkups and education for lions and Leos.
ESTABLISH AND STRENGTHEN RELEVANT PARTNERSHIPS
Encourage collaboration with other NGOs in order to leverage resources for impactful community projects
Establish partnerships with relevant Government ministries and agencies such as Health; Humanitarian service, disaster management and social development, Environment and others agencies with mandate to address humanitarian needs that aligned to the lions core service areas
Encourage members to seek sponsorship of clubs’ projects from corporate organizations, philanthropic agencies and individuals.
Intensify efforts to establish and charter new corporate and specialty clubs
Fellow Lions, in view of the above and if successfully implemented, I strongly believe that service to humanity will be enhanced , recruitment of new and retention of quality members will significantly improve .
In conclusion, I again present myself to be
elected as 2VDG and enjoined all of you to vote
for me to make my proposed agenda a reality for
a redefined Era in Lions history.