The 12th Multiple District 411 Annual Convention at the White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam from 6th May to 9th May 2015 attracted over 425 Lions, Leos and friends from Tanzania (Hosts), Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Seychelles and Ethiopia.
The convention was preceded with Governors Council Meetings and thereafter Cabinet Meetings and finally Convention saw a multitude of activities that created maximum excitement for all in attendance.
The 12th MDC was graced by International Director Raju Manwani accompanied by his charming spouse Nimmi Manwani; both hailing from India. At the Cabinet Meeting and Convention as well, Lion Raju spoke in length over dedication and commitment a Lion has to make in order to excel in his/her duties. “Membership increase should always be given priority,” he added.
The Convention highlights are as follows:
1. Past International Director Lion Manoj Shah was endorsed for the position of 2nd Vice International President;
2. PCC Lion Rajinder Pape Sembi was endorsed for the post of International Director;
3. District 411A elected the following to respective positions:
a. Lion Roy Mungai as DG Elect
b. Lion Jiza Chaudhary as 1st VDG Elect
c. Lion Anastasia W. as 2nd VDG Elect
4. District 411B:
a. Lion Hyder Gangji as DGElect
b. Lion Vennie Tinkumanya as 1st VDG Elect
c. Lion Rizwan Qadri as 2nd VDG Elect
PID Lion Manoj Shah proudly mentioned that on the superb achievement recorded by District Governor Lion Night. He also added that she was the 1st lady governor for the Sub-District 411B.
Guest of Honour for the Multiple Convention was the Prime Minister of Tanzania. Hon. Mizengo Pinda. He said that Lions indeed were friends of humanity as they were everywhere where help was needed. He singled out the Measles Rubella project that was led by PCC Lion Abdul Majid Khan and Heart Babies Project that was led by Lion Dr. Rajni Kanabar.
The Convention Chairperson Lion Dr. Tayabali Jaferjee received sincere appreciations from the august gathering. He was praised for a job well done and unique in many sense. In his address, Dr. Jaferjee mentioned that the Convention was meant to bring together Lions from the Eastern African region for the purpose that they can carry out their business in a wonderful environment and at the same tome enjoy a breath-taking hospitality.