October was a large month for the Lions Club of the City of Adelaide, and certainly an unforgettable one.
The month started with the Lions 201C1 District Convention, a 3 day event, hosted by our Lions Club. Wow, what a weekend. We had Lions from Clubs across the state attend the event at the Thebarton Community Centre.
The weekend included the opening flag ceremony with Adelaide Dance Entertainment as flag bearers and the SA Police Band, business sessions, civic ceremony at the Adelaide Town Hall hosted by the Lord Mayor, Martin Haese. On the Saturday, we heard from inspiring speakers including:
- Australian Lions Hearing Dogs
- Motor Neurone Disease Association SA
- Lions Skin Cancer Screening Project
- Craniofacial Australia
- Eye Bank of SA
- Angel Flight
- Clare Lions Club – Gleeson Wetlands Project
- Garvan Institute of Medical Research
After an inspiring Saturday, the Gala dinner was held. A fantastic 3 course dinner, silent auction and entertainment by the Royal Navy Band SA. The Police Commissioner and our Club President also presented the Lions & SAPOL Citizen of the Year Award.
On the Sunday, we had the Lions remembrance ceremony and convention closing followed by the Lions community family fun day. What a fantastic and busy 3 days.
Once the Convention was over, it was back to business as usual. On October 14th, we ran a BBQ for the 2017 Metro Games at Adelaide High School – an annual event where councils across SA come together to compete in a range of events. Half of the proceeds raised were donated to AnglicareSA.
On October 15th we had our monthly attendance at Fred’s Van in Gawler Place, feeding Adelaide’s homeless and hungry. On October 18th, Lions Petrea and Tony had the pleasure of meeting Lions John and Linda from the Papillion Area Lions Club in Nebraska on their fleeting visit to Adelaide. It was great to hear about the amazing work they do in their community. And then on October 22nd, we rang the BBQ for the Deaf Community at Botanic Park. Of course throughout the month we worked on our many projects, including Hear Me Roar!, and held our club meetings. A very busy month indeed.