Lions Clubs International President Robert “Bob” Corlew and his wife Dianne are set to arrive tonight, June 30, in Manila to discuss community services of Philippine Lions, including the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) housing project in Tacloban City.
The Philippines is the first country Corlew visits in his capacity as the head of the world’s largest service club organization after his installation as president during the 99th Lions Clubs International (LCI) Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan last June 24-28, said Rotillo Soriano, chairperson of the Lions Clubs’ Multiple District 301 Council of Governors.
Past International Director Michael So said that among the highlights of Corlew’s visit are the wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Monument at Luneta, banquet hosted by the Lions in his honor at the Manila Hotel, luncheon meeting with club presidents, and visit to several Lions projects held during his three-day stay in the country.
Corlew will also review the report on the status of the continuing Lions’ housing program for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. The Lions Clubs International Foundation or LCIF has allotted US$3 million for the project, Past District Governor Valentine Tio, Council Administgrator, said.
Corlew, a retired judge from Tennessee, USA, and Dianne are set to leave on July 3 (Sunday) for Malaysia for the second leg of their official visit to select countries around the globe.