Li­ons check in

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: TOD WALKER

IN­SPIR­ING:

Barry Palmer and Qld Gov­er­nor Pene­lope Wens­ley

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