Lions check in
IT’S not all business at the International Lions annual meeting in Port Douglas, with tours and giving back to the community with World Eye Sight Day and more.
Queensland Governor Penelope Wensley officially opened the annual meeting of Lions from across the globe on Sunday and it has been busy ever since, discussing Lions business, property and management.
The 10-day meeting will culminate with World Sight Day today, October 10, with the International Lions marking the day with vision screenings of school children and adults in Mossman.
International President Barry Palmer and his wife Anne will be hosting the day with screenings at Mossman State School, St Augustine’s and then the Shire Hall for vision screenings of the community from 10am.
There will be a sausage sizzle lunch for everyone, after the hand-over of a vehicle funded by the Sight-First Grant to the Mossman Multi-Purpose Health Service.
Lions International host committee member from Innisfail Pat Lynch said it has been a real boost for our Northern District to host such a high profile meeting.
‘‘It’s been inspiring for us as local people and a huge honour to meet with international dignitaries and the first Australian president Barry Palmer,’’ he said.
Barry Palmer and Qld Governor Penelope Wensley