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On October 26, 2001 the Lions Club of Honolulu, along with our sister clubs Hiroshima Lions Club, Osaka-Minami Lions Club, Kurashiki-Achi Lions, and Higashi-Osaka Nishi Lions, planted a small tree at Magic Island which is known as the “International Friendship Tree.” Over the years, Lions from our clubs continued to meet under the tree to share a meal and nurture the friendship between our clubs. On October 13, 2016, as part of our 90th Charter festivities, Lions from the Honolulu, Hiroshima and Osaka-Minami Clubs gathered around the tree for a picnic to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the International Friendship Tree. It was a beautiful sunny day to reflect on the friendship that has been forged over many years and the many Lions who shared a meal under this tree before us.
This video link is from Sharyn Araki, whose husband goes to Myanmar as part of medical mission. The Lions Club of Honolulu donates glasses to this group each year, both near/far and sunglasses. Please know that the glasses are being used to provide sight to those in need.
Lion Jean Ota and her Damien Leos continue to make an impact in the community with another successful food drive. They collected boxes of Spam, corned beef, and toiletries for families in need. The food and toiletries were loaded up by a group of Leos and fellow Damien students and delivered to the Hawaii Food Bank by president Jack Schweigert and Lion Mick Laconsay. The Lions Club of Honolulu is proud to play a small part in assisting the Damien Leos for the second year in a row with this worthy community project.