First meet­ing for in­com­ing Lions pres­i­dent

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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”.

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