James Varghese elected as Governor to California Lions Clubs International District

California Lions Clubs International District 4-C3 Governor-Elect James Varghese. (Photo Courtesy: James Varghese)

The first Vice District Governor California Lions Clubs International District 4-C3, James Varghese was recently elected as the new governor for the district for the term 2021-22.

Varghese will lead 42 Lions Clubs in CA and aims to conceive newer projects in his term, according to a press release.

He will be assisted by a cabinet of 20 officers, first vice district governor, second vice district governor and 50 different committee chairs. His office term is scheduled to start on July 1, 2021.


Varghese will be sworn in as part of the Virtual International Convention being held in Montreal, Canada.

The newly elected district cabinet under the guidance of Varghese is planning to have a District Cabinet Installation ceremony.

Following this ceremony, the entire cabinet will be officially installed. Governor Varghese and his cabinet will take the oath in front of the honorable guests.

The chief guest for this ceremony is the past president of Lions Club International, Joe Preston.

As the vice district governor, Varghese held many titles including Charter President of Silicon Valley Indian Lions Club, Zone Chair and Region Chair.

He believes that when someone has power and authority, they must consider it their duty to help as many people as they can.

As a member of Lions Club, Varghese has dedicated his title to help those in dire need during the pandemic. Partnering up with third party organizations, he has provided people in need with hundreds of tons of food.

Varghese has also helped school-going children by providing them with free backpacks and other necessary academic items. He is a staunch believer in providing quality education to all and wants to help in any way he can to improve the education and schooling system within his reach.

“I am working with partner organizations like Eva S. Rosa Trust, Silicon Valley Indian Lions Clubs, etc. and planning to distribute thousands of backpacks and school supplies to the low-income students of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and also working on providing internet Wi-Fi equipment to enhance student’s education experience at many low-income families,” Varghese was quoted saying in the press release.

He is a member and Melvins Jones Fellow of Lions Clubs International.

Since its inception in 1917, this Lions Clubs International has aided communities across the globe. Lions Club now spans across more than 200 countries with millions of members encompassing more than 48000 clubs.



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