Monday 4 December 2017


Saturday the 2nd of December, 2017 was a remarkable day in Ilesa when the members of the Lions Club of Maryland, Lagos all gathered in Ilesa for a public presentation of their 31st president and installed their club officers for the 2017/2018 Lions Service Year cum fund-raising luncheon in aid club projects in the community.

The venue of the occasion was the Kings Hotel and Events Centre , opposite Schools Board in Ilesa. The chairman of the occasion was Engr. Olusegun James Okebiorun. The royal father of the day was the Obanla of Ilesa, Obanla Mathew Oyekanmi Ogedengbe. The mother of the was Chief (Mrs) Eniola Ogundare.
The occasion also witnessed the presence of distinguished guests that came to share in the joy of the members. The New Century District Governor, 404B2, Lion (Asiwaju) Ayobola Samuel in his speech charged the new president, his team and the entire members to work assiduously to strive for excellence in the areas of team spirit and to take the club to higher height.

Lion Albert Olabanji, the presentation committe chairman humbly appealed to all distinguished and esteemed guests to kindly donate during the fund raising section to support worthy cause to meet the various challenges affecting our immediate community.

The outgoing president, Lion David Ikuomola in his valedictory speech highlighted  his activities under his tenure as the 30th president. In his words "In year 2016/2017, we carried out lots of activities and that implies that we reached out to a lot of persons even in the face of recession we brought smiles to thousands of people".

The 31st president, Lion Ajibola Adigun in his acceptance speech mentioned that himself and his team are determined to consolidate and inspired upon the past efforts of the club.

Highlight of the occasion include the swearing in and installation of club officers, the fund-raising and the bid in the American bazaar that was won by Obanla of Ilesa.

Photos from the occasion (Credit Olàdimeji Lasore)

                              Lion Ajibola Adigun & wife

                             Arrival of Elder Adebiyi immediate past Osun 
                             APC chairman

                              Arrival of the Mother of the Day Chief (Mrs)
                              Eniola Ogundare

                            Lion David Ikuomola (Outgoing president)

                             Hon. Ajibola Famurewa welcoming a guest

                              The American bazaar

                              Guest speaker

                            Dignitaries and distinguished guests
                             Hon. PST Anthony Adeboye (ES Atakumosa 
                              west Central, Ifewara(

                               Olufemi Ibironke

                               Lion (Asiwaju) Ayobola Samuel, New Century
                              District Governor

                             Arrival of Hon (Mrs.) Adeoye Olusola (ES Ilesa 
                             East LG)

                            Swearing in a new Lion

                           Executive Secretaries

                           Installation of Club officers

                           Lion Ajibola Adigun's family

                              Presentation of the bazaar prize

                            Music by Tempo

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