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Thika gets its first women-only Lions Club.

Thika Precious Lions club led by their President Gladys Chania (in a yellow top) present a gift to Ann Chubi (3rd left), the Governor in-charge of Kenya, Ethiopia and S. Sudan during the launch of the club in Thika.

Thika town is in the news again, but this time for a good course.

Lions international has added a 3rd club in its Thika list, after the ‘birth’ of Thika Precious Lions club, a women-only indigenous club and the first in the region.

In a colourful event held at a Thika Hotel over the weekend, Thika Precious Lions Club officially joined The Lions Club Chania Falls and Thika Lions Club Kilimambogo in advancing the activities of the 102-year old organisation.

District Governor 411A Ann Chubi, who is in-charge of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan officiated the occasion that saw Gladys Chania Mwangi appointed its interim president pending the official confirmation on April 20 2018.

“I am very delighted with these new development and am humbled to have been bestowed the mantle to lead the pioneer ‘Women-Only’ indigenous Club in Kenya. We therefore are committed to the highest ethical standards in our conduct,” said Chania in her inaugural acceptance speech.

Chania added that the club had scheduled to initiate a serious capacity building campaign and sensitisation against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), alcoholism and substance abuse, community environmental programmes, women and youth empowerment programmes and matters related to health and lifestyle diseases.

She reminded members that the club entailed volunteering in programmes that were geared towards improving the standards of living of the local community.

“Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes. We must dedicate ourselves to achieving excellence across our projected goals,” she said.

Thika Precious Club is affiliated to Nairobi Karen that is Women only but mixed race. They now await to be officially chartered in April and thereafter kick-start their programmes in the area.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States, the organisation aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale.

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