A group of people, with passion in social works, living mostly in North Dallas Cities (Plano, Allen, Fairview, McKinney, Frisco, Sherman, Garland, etc.), organized a get-together in Erwin Park in McKinney, Texas, to discuss establishing a Lions Club in District 2-X1.
The assembly agreed to establish a Lions Club and gave the mandate to start the Club Chartering process to an Ad Hoc committee. This Ad Hoc committee is comprised of Lions Clubs International District 2-X1 Leo Chairperson Lion Prakash Gautam, Dr. Badri Adhikari, Rajeev Sharma, Binaya Paudyal, Chuda Mani (Kumar) Siwakoti, Munish Kandel, Alina Karmacharya, Kamal KC, Yubaraj Bishwakarma, Manish Rimal, Rupa KC, Manoj Sharma, Laxmi Sharma Oli, Aarati Regmi, Bikash Maharjan, Kavi Mainali, Achyut Rijal, Varsha Bhutuwal Kafle, and Indira Aryal.
Lion Prakash Gautam told that the committee will start its work soon and may take a couple of months to complete chartering the club. At least 20 charter members are needed to charter a new Lions club; the Ad Hoc committee collected thirty-two charter member applications from the people attending the get-together.
Several Lions Leaders of Dallas Everest Lions Club, including President Thala Raj Panta, First VP Suresh Bashyal, PP Lion Shashi Bhattarai, President Lion Gaurav Aryal (Irving Everest Lions Club), District 2-X1 Leo Council President Leo Sweta Gautam, Treasurer Leo Vibhuti Panta, Director Leo Kritika Panta, Community Leaders Lion Bishnu Maya Upadhyay, Lion Bilas Upadhyay, Lion Uttam Sharma, Lion Sangita Panta, Lion Devendra Shah and Lion Krishna Lohani were present in the event.
These Lions and Leo leaders talked about their volunteering and community service experiences and encouraged all the attendees to join the Lions/Leo Clubs. President of Nepali Samaj North Dallas Badal Bhujel invited the ladies attendees to the Teej Program to be held in the first week of September.
President of Sherman Nepali Samaj Rajendra Wagle talked about his experiences on social works, as well. The get-together was a fun-filled family-type gathering of people having a passion for social services.