INTERNATIONAL FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, of Batala, Punjab, India, was elected to serve as first vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016.
Dr. Naresh is chairman of companies specializing in steel and agricultural products.
A lifetime member of the Batala Smile Lions Club since 1974, Vice President Dr. Naresh has served with great distinction as club president and district. He also served as chairman of the Council of Governors for MD 321 in 1989-90.
Dr. Naresh served as international director from 1998 to 2000. He earned great appreciation by achieving significant membership growth while serving as Global Membership Team area leader. He was a faculty and group leader for DGE Seminars at three International Conventions. He also served as international board appointee three times, and as Global Leadership Team constitutional area leader (CA-6).
Vice President Dr. Naresh is trustee and vice chairperson of Lions Quest in India Foundation and has also served on the National SightFirst Committee. He is the chief patron of Dainik Prarthana Sabha, which operates charity projects in Batala. He is vice president of Age-Care India, a charitable society for the care and welfare of elderly people. He has been trustee and patron to many other projects.
Dr. Naresh has received 23 International President's Medals and the Ambassador of Goodwill Award.
He is a major lead gift donor and humanitarian partner of Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Dr. Naresh and his wife, Navita, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. Dr. Naresh also shares a birthday with the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones.
Join us on Thursday night, May 4th from 8-11 pm for the "First Nighter" reception of the 94th Annual New York State and Bermuda Lions Convention at the Lake Placid Convention Center. This kickoff event is hosted by the Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau and will feature live music from the band "Flame".
Flame is a renowned group of talented musicians who overcome their disabilities with the goal of "changing the world by inspiring people through their music", playing popular classic, rock, blues, pop, and country songs from the past five decades.
FLAME, a group from upstate New York made up of 11 people with developmental/physical disabilities, including autism, Down's syndrome, developmental disabilities