Our Club's November meeting, at the Rocky Cape Tavern, were proud to have Mr. Frank Magupa, a member of the Lions Club of Mersey-Devonport and Executive Director of Ona Network Inc., a NGO dedicated to promoting eye health in Africa, specifically Tanzania. Mr. Magupa continues to provide spectacles and eye operations to thousands of people in Tanzania each year, and his presentation was inspiring to all members. In other news from the evening, Lion "Poss" celebrated a milestone birthday. Cake and good times were had by all.
Tasmanian Lions Autism Assistance Dogs, an initiative of the Rocky Cape Lions Club, were on hand at the Burnie District Convention 2010 to enable everyone to see the amazing work that they do, and the training required for them to become assistance dogs was also demonstrated. Our Club appreciates the warm support and donations that this project has received from other Lions Clubs across the state, as there are a number of children across Tasmania who are in desperate need of this help. With this support, we are well on the way to assisting a young boy suffering from this debilitating disease, and his family.
This years' Peace Poster Award went to a pupil at Boat Harbour Primary School. Announcement was made at the Burnie District Convention, November 10. Pictured with the winning poster is District Governor Ken Gatehouse.
The Lions Club of King Island held its Charter-Anniversary-Changeover Dinner on Saturday August 7, which was attended by two of our members, Lion Kevin Radford (accompanied by his wife Tally) and Lion Heather Duffy, and also District Governor Ken Gatehouse (his wife, Dawn), Regional Chairman John Medwin and Zone 3 Chairman Michael MacLaren. The hospitality shown by the Lions of King Island was nothing short of exceptional.
General work is continuing, albeit at a slower than expected pace due to the weather. We are hoping to push on in the warmer months to achieve our goals. We will keep you updated, including photos, with our workings and the progress of the grants that we have applied for.