Lions face huge month

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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