THOSE WHO WILL RISK GOING TOO FAR CAN POSSIBLY FIND OUT HOW FAR ONE
CAN GO." T.S.Eliot
The Brazilian Lionism lived moments of glory in terms of publicizing
its brand in the Carnival of 2018.
The School of Samba LEANDRO OF ITAQUERA honored in its samba of plot
the 100 years of foundation of LIONS CLUBES INTERNATIONAL.
With the presence of the LIONS and LEO family of Brazilian leaders,
the parade of the LEANDRO DE ITAQUERA Samba School, on the night of
February 11, 2018, at the Sambadrome in the city of São Paulo,
reached the audience that applauded the actions developed by our
beautiful movement, present in more than 210 countries with more
than 1.425.000 associated with the samba plot THE CELEBRATION OF THE
SOLIDARITY IN THE WORLD - WHERE THERE IS A NEED A LION, whose theme
was developed by several composers.
The school went to the Avenue with more than 1300 people divided in
19 wings, including battery, old guard, wing of passers, all of them
with almost 60 components, many of them members of the Lions Clubs
coming from several states of Brazil,.
The experience of the parade was incredible! Heady sensations have
accompanied us all since the day before when we visited the floats
in the final stages, the carnivals in the making of the costumes,
the delivery of them, the commemorative t-shirts ... it was an
exhausting but successful work where LIONS INTERNATIONAL was
evidenced through Melvin Jones, of Helen Keller, of its successful
actions, and mainly for the commemoration of its 100 years.
No effort was made, for the school to enter beautiful on the avenue
and to show in 19 wings a good part of the projects of LIONS for
BRAZIL and for the world.
The crowning of these moments experienced with great emotion was the
wonderful friendship born between Leandro de Itaquera and the Lions
Club. It was wonderful the participation of Companions and
Companions from various parts of Brazil ... all united in a single
FROM ITAQUERA THE VOICE OF THIS NATION,
THE LEONISM IN CELEBRATION.
I AM LEANDRO, I AM A COMMUNITY, THE PEOPLE CALL SOLIDARITY.
Special thanks to Second VDG LC-2 CL. Waldoyslan da Silva Miranda
and Cal Tatianna Afio Miranda who put their soul and heart in the
work carried out with great dedication until the last moment for the
school to enter the sambódromo. There was not lack of courage, risks
... It was difficult, costly moments, but they surpassed all with a
lot of effort, dedication and love to the cause of the service.
Example of authentic volunteerism, magnificent ... congratulations
Congratulations to the valuable LC-2 District that led this movement,
congratulations to DG Rubens Mesadri and Marilene, PDG João Belda,
Deputy Governor Oberlan and Katia who together were the 2 Vice
Governor Waldoyslan and Tatianna.
A special highlight is CL Zé do PEDAL, an example of solidarity, of
the struggle for the rights of people with Disabilities, of love for
Many thanks to every person, lion or not, who on the catwalk showed
solidarity, love for the Lions ...
There were over 1300 warriors of Leandro de Itaquera and LIONS who
were part of this dream. International lionship through LC-2 has
brilliantly portrayed LIONS in its Centennial.
Smiling, Lion Tatianna Affio, wife of Vice Governor Waldoylson
Miranda, responsible for the success of the entire event wrote:
"We believe that the greatest goal has been achieved and all of
us who are part of this beautiful movement deserve this homage. We
have a special thanks to the LEANDRO DE ITAQUERA community, for
honoring us with this beautiful parade. Our gratitude to the LC2 and
LIONS CLUB SÃO MIGUEL PAULISTA who always accompanied us, to the
LIONS CLUB SANTO ANDRE CENTER of District LC-5 that did not measured
effort and participated in all trials. . To Lion Ze do Pedal who
traveled 3 times for more than 12 hours in buses to attend the
rehearsals. To Lion Denise Rodrigues, who helped to promote the
event in LIONS magazine. Our dear PID Rosane Teresinha who helped us
a lot in the publicity and gave us support to raise funds. So we
began to see that the disclosure went to Brasil Inteiro. And we saw
how much Lions wanted to help the school up. We sold many shirts,
some of which went to LCIF and the other to the school. We went
through a lot of difficulties, but the people who embraced the
project realized that it was not a legacy of only one district, THE
DISTRICT LC2, but of all the LIONS of BRAZIL and of the world. We
will keep in our memories this beautiful moment. A moment that was
only possible because we had UNION.”
Thank you very much to all!!!