Local Youth Appointed to Lion International Board

July 11, 2022

EDISON – A local youth, Ojas Chitnis, was appointed to the Lions International Board as a youth
representative during their International Convention in Montreal last week. He is the youngest ever and the 1st American to be a “Leo-Lion Liaison” representing the youth around the world. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. More than 1.4 million
members in over 48,000 clubs are serving in 200 countries and geographic areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects and extend the service impact through the generous support of Lions Clubs International Foundation. Lions are focused on supporting vision, the environment, childhood cancer, hunger, diabetes, and other pressing humanitarian needs to help address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. Lions International board consisting of the International President, Vice presidents, 35 International Directors overlooking the complex operations of this global organization. Since 2017 “Leo-Lion Liaisons” are added to the board to give a voice to the youth. They are appointed by the international president for a term of 1 year. Leo-Lion Ojas is involved in community service since he was a child. He is passionate about youth empowerment, feeding the hungry and civil rights. He led a food collection and sculpture competition, “Together we CAN”, which received international accolades. During the pandemic he hosted a virtual series
of 40 episodes for the leadership skill development for the youth. He was a state officer of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and member of the “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council” of the NJ Special Olympics. He is a NJ Lead fellow and was the captain of his high school varsity tennis team. As a freshman in the George Washington University, he is a member of a business fraternity and founded a Lions Campus club. He served as a membership satisfaction chair of “Leo Club Advisory Panel”, an international committee for the youth group of Lions in 2019-21. Lion Ojas has pledged to increase the youth involvement in the leadership of the association and help the
underprivileged youth around the world to reach their potential. You can reach out to Ojas to discuss the youth initiatives at ojas.chitnis@visionarylions.org Contact: Lion Mahesh Chitnis
Phone: (732) 331-2945 Email: Mahesh.chitnis@visionarylions.org