Brief History Of The Majorda – Cansaulim – Velsao Lions Club
The lions club of Majorda -Cansaulim -Velsao took birth on the 1st day of June , 1986, when it was inaugurated at a simple but a business like ceremony .It was the culmination of the sincere efforts of seventeen like –minded people, guided by guiding Lion Honorato Velho of the Lions Club of Benaulim , who deeply felt that there was a need to serve the under privileged community of the area , to the fullest extent possible , through the setting up of a new Lions club .
At an impressive function held at the Majorda Beach Resort , the Club was officially Charted on 1st day of November 1987, with the title of Lions Club of Majorda –Cansaulim, by the then Governor of Lion District 324 D2, Lion Allum Basavaraj, under whose jurisdiction the Club came, who presented the official Charter to Charter President Lion S.V Balaram.
Since that momentous day, the Lions Club of Majorda – Cansaulim – Velsao has gone from strength to strength, these last 26 years, growing from a sapling into a full grown tree. The club has been rendering yeoman service to the people who needed it most, be it in the form of Health Camps, Eye Camps, Scholarships for deserving students ,Beach Cleaning , Malaria Prevention Programmes , a Moving Library
, Monetary and other Help to the needy individuals and homes for aged ,Oxygen cylinders, Wheel chairs , etc. Through the sole and sincere effort of one of our members, Lion David D’souza, A Blood Donors Directory has been put together, listing voluntary Blood Donors, Their Blood Group and where they can be contacted. This is a very big help when blood is required in an emergency.
The Zenith of the Lions Club of Majorda-Cansaulim – Velsao was reached, when the Club inaugurated its very own Club House Building, called Lions Den,at Pale, Velsao on the 29th day of April 2007 by ex M.P Mr Eduardo Faleiro. This moment marked the culmination of the efforts of the persons who actively involved in the project. First and foremost, was MJF Lion Agnelo Alcasoas, who donated the plot through his real estate company, M/s Quenny Reality Pvt Ltd for setting up the Club House without this initial generous gesure, the Club Buliding would not see the light of day. The plot donated is ideally located at the junction of 2 roads, making the Club House easily accessible to people who come to the medical clinic being run on the ground floor by Dr Anuraddha Suryavanshi.
Then, through the hard lobbying efforts of Lion Joaquim Primo Souza, Mr Eduardo Faleiro, then Rajya Sabha M.P, agreed to finance the project under MPLAD scheme.On 31st day of July, 2004, the foundation stone for the Club House now known as Lion’s Den ,was laid, and on the 15th day of March 2007,the building duly completed. The Lions Den consist of Ground Floor and First Floor is spacious and people friendly.
The foresight of MJF Lion Agnelo Alcasoas ,who was President of the Club then , led to the planning of a Second Floor for the Club House, which would have 2 self contained apartments and which are been planned to be used for fund raising for the Clubs Service Activities.The Club House Building is an unique ,first of its kind in entire Lion District 324D2.
Over the years however, there have been 2 major changes: One is that due to increase in Lion members from Velsao, and their active participation in all Lionistic Activities, the name Velsao has been added officially to the original Charter name of the Club ->Lions Club of Majorda- Cansaulim is now the Lions Club of Majorda –Cansaulim -Velsao .
Second, due to re-organisation of Lions Districts for better management, the Club now is part of Lion District 317 –B.
We the members of the Lions Club of Majorda- Cansaulim Velsao , pledge that with help of Almighty,the Club wills trive to scale much greater heights of selfless service to our less fortunate brothers and sisters, extending our ever ready hand to them .
We look forward to feedback /comments from those who have had opportunity to partake of our services.
Remember -> The Lions Club Of Majorda -Cansaulim –Velsao is service personified.