Milliken Mills Lions club started on Jan 2, 1998 by group of dedicated men and women of Indian Origin in Markham. Till date Milliken Mills Lions club have participated in many charitable activities and have given donations organizations like Vision of Hope, Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Camp Kirk, Stouffville Hospital, LCIF, Guiding dogs and many more.. Every year Milliken Mills Lions club (MMLC) participates in tree planting event organized by 10,000 Trees for Rouge. The club started a new initiative called “SEVA” means Service where the members go to homeless shelters to feed underprivileged people with food and winter clothing.
History of the club is as follows:
- Charter Name : Markham Milliken Mills Lions Club ( #60301)
- Chartered on : January 2, 1998
- Charter night held on : March 13, 1998
- Sponsoring Club : Markham Lions Club
List of Presidents of Milliken Mills Lions club:
- 1998 – Lion Javed Malik
- 1998 to 1999 – Lion Pran Dev
- 1999 to 2000 – Lion Gobind Sharma
- 2000 to 2001 – Lion Shekhar Bhalla
- 2001 to 2002 – Lion Dr. Tejinder P Singh
- 2002 to 2003 – Lion Vijay Jain
- 2003 to 2004 – Lion Ram Khullar
- 2004 to 2005 – Lion Yash P Kaloti
- 2005 to 2006 – Lion Shekhar Bhalla
- 2006 to 2007 – Lion Rakesh Vijay
- 2007 to 2009 – Lion Gobind Sharma
- 2009 to 2013 – Lion Sudha Verma
- 2013 to 2014 – Lion Joseph Remisiar
- 2014 to 2017 – Lion Shekhar Chauhan
Important projects accomplished till date:
- June, 2000: As part of CELEBRATE MARKHAM, 2000 MMLC installed Lions Friendship Arch – as Millennium Project supported by Town of Markham (now City Markham). The article was published in Economist & SUN on front page on Tuesday June 13, 2000.
- Since 2012: Fundraising Gala night are hosted every year to raise funds for charitable organizations like Canadian Diabetes Association, Stouffville, Hospital, Heart and Stroke Foundation and many more.
- OCTOBER, 2009: Milliken Mills Lions jointly with Social Services Network, organized First Lions 5K Walk For Mental Health on October, 2009 at Markham civic Centre. Co-Chair – Gobind Sharma and SSN Co-Chair- Naushad Hirji; Patron: Mayor Frank Scarpitti
- May 2010 : Milliken Mills Lions Sponsored a new lions club – Box Grove Lions in Markham.
Important positions held by Millken Mills Lions Club member:
CLUB members at DIST A16 Cabinet:
- 2012-2013 – Sudha Verma Zone Chair – 18W
- 2013-2014 – Sudha Verma Zone Chair -18 W