First meeting for incoming Lions president
TONIGHT will be the first dinner meeting of our new Lions year and the first time president Ivan Erpel will be in the chair.
Members are looking forward to working with our new leader.
We will also be welcoming at least three new members and listening to a report from our 2016 Youth of the Year winner and Youth Exchangee Katie Gersekowski who experienced life in New Zealand as well as attending the Lions International Youth Camp in Rotorua over Christmas–new year.
Unfortunately Katie can’t be with us as she will be recovering from dental surgery and we wish her a speedy recovery.
■ Last weekend work continued on our project to erect a replica of the end of one of the bug breeding sheds on the original Bug Farm on Clarks Rd.
The project is now 90% complete with only some concreting left to complete.
Plans are also well advanced to install picnic tables and seating for the benefit of visitors and a replica of an actual bug breeding cage for visitors to see just how the insect/ moths/grubs were bred.
The first batch of Cactoblastis grubs were released 90 years ago and only one of the four original bug breeding sheds remain.
We believe our replica, which we erected as a Lions Centennial Project, will still be standing in another 90 years.
It’s just another example of Lions community service, helping the descendants of the late Tom Cole preserve an important piece of local history.
■ Until next week, take care and stay safe.
Our thought for this week: “A smile costs nothing, but gives so much. It enriches those who receive it without making poorer those who give it. It takes but a moment but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it”.