The White House today will honor Honolulu Manoa Waioli Lions Club member Nadine Nishioka as one of 11 “Champions of Change.”
More than 170 Lions Club members from across the country will take part in a day-long program. The “Champions of Change” are individuals have devoted their time and effort to their communities.
“Volunteerism and community service make this country stronger. Lions club members across the country are leading this charge at home and around the world,” Jon Carson, Deputy Assistant to the President, said in a press release.
Here’s the blurb the White House has for Nishioka:
Nadine Nishioka organizes environmental projects within her area with a focus on protecting the environment and beautifying the community. Although she is visually impaired, Nishioka does not let anything stop her from serving her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. Her club, the Honolulu Manoa Waioli Lions, regularly maintains public areas for the parks department, keeps school grounds looking tidy and with the help of other Lions clubs, removed trash and graffiti from a stream bed. She also organizes region-wide projects including a food drive and an effort to bring Lions together in Seven Days of Service.
Readers in Honolulu can watch the events live at 1 p.m. EDT (7 a.m. in Hawaii) at whitehouse.gov/live.
— Michael Levine