READY FOR MAS­SIVE MILE­STONE

Dalby hosts cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tions

Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Sam Flana­gan Sam.Flana­gan@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

IN JUNE of this year Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional turned 100, and af­ter months of prepa­ra­tion and count­less hours of hard work, lo­cal Lions Clubs are putting the fi­nal touches on their cel­e­bra­tion plans.

Lions Dis­trict 201Q3, which stretches all the way from Bris­bane to the South Aus­tralian bor­der, will be hold­ing its Cen­ten­nial Con­ven­tion in Dalby this week­end.

The con­ven­tion is be­ing or­gan­ised by the Dalby Lions Club in con­junc­tion with the Ce­cil Plains Club, with over 300 Lions from across the dis­trict ex­pected to at­tend.

The in­com­ing Dis­trict Gov­er­nor also hap­pens to be a lo­cal man, En­gel­bert Krampl, a cot­ton grower in the Ce­cil Plains area and a mem­ber of the Ce­cil Plains Lions Club.

The cen­te­nary of Lions In­ter­na­tional co­in­cides with the 70th an­niver­sary of

Lions in Aus­tralia, giv­ing the event ex­tra mean­ing.

Con­ven­tion Chair Ju­lianne Ship­way of Dalby Lions Club said they are ex­cited to show off the area to the hun­dreds of vis­i­tors.

“Both clubs are hon­oured to co-host the Cen­ten­nial Con­ven­tion and we look for­ward to show­cas­ing the projects and ser­vices that Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional pro­vide through their 1.4 mil­lion mem­bers in over 210 coun­tries,” Mrs Ship­way said.

The con­ven­tion will be held over three days at Our Lady of the South­ern Cross Col­lege be­gin­ning Fri­day.

Mrs Ship­way added that many shops in Dalby will have a Lions win­dow dis­play lead­ing up to the con­ven­tion and wel­comes other busi­nesses to do the same.

PHOTO: SAM

READY FOR THE CEN­TURY: Tracy Pukallus, Kris Chard and Ju­lianne Ship­way pre­par­ing for the con­ven­tion. FLANA­GAN

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