Lions face huge month
OCTOBER is set to be very eventful for the Mossman Lions Club.
Barry Palmer is the first Australian to hold the position of president of Lions Club International and has selected Port Douglas to host his first international board meeting.
Board members and their partners from all parts of the world will be attending to represent their clubs and constitutional areas during the first two weeks of October.
Host committee chairman John Muller said this will be the first international board meeting to be held here.
‘‘Because of the International Board Meeting, our Australian Council of Governors will also be in Port Douglas for their cabinet meeting,’’ he said.
‘‘All up, this major Lions activity will bring over 240 people to the Mossman/ Port Douglas area in this two- week period - with a strong economic boost to the local business community.
‘‘We have just received confirmation that the Governor of Queensland, Ms Penelope Wensley AC, will be in Port Douglas to open the International Board Meeting - another very positive show of support for our organisation.’’
For more than 50 years, the Lions Club of Mossman has been providing support to the local Port Douglas and Mossman communities.
In addition to bringing eminent citizens from the world over to the region, the visit coincides with Lions World Sight Day on Thursday, October 10.
Eye health checks will take place at Mossman State School for students, if parents’ consent to the testing and also at the Mossman Community Centre for check-ups for the general public.
If you are interested in becoming a Lion and helping out in this once in a lifetime event, please contact president Geoff Coe of the Mossman Lions Club on 4098 4115.