Representatives of the 70 Lions Clubs of the southern central part of England, from Henley on Thames in the North to the Channel Islands, will descend on Weymouth from 22 to 24 March for their annual Convention, hosted by the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club.
These Lions look forward to learning how they can help in the battle against the 5 areas that Lions concentrate on worldwide: Diabetes, Vision, Hunger, Environment, Childhood Cancer.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organisation, with 1.4 million Lions in 206 countries, and serve their communities, locally, nationally and worldwide. But whilst playing their part in dealing with the bigger international issues, our Lions Clubs treasure most of all helping their local community, and much of the time will be spent exchanging ideas and initiatives.
Over the weekend the Lions will also have fun and renew old and make new friendships because the lion is a social animal, devoted to the pride. We are proud to be Lions, and of what we achieve together: be it in eradicating preventable blindness (our oldest project) or our newer battles such as to eradicate measles and diabetes.