Governor for District 201N1 Deyann McDonnell with Richie Williamson and Grafton District Convention committee Sandra Grogan, Dee Garvin and Darrel Grogan.
Governor for District 201N1 Deyann McDonnell with Richie Williamson and Grafton District Convention committee Sandra Grogan, Dee Garvin and Darrel Grogan. Adam Hourigan

Lions to host convention

THE 16 members of the Grafton Lions Club will host more than 300 guests from 73 Lions Clubs next month for the annual Lions Club Convention.

Convention chairperson and seven-year veteran of the Grafton Lions Club Sandra Grogan said the event is an opportunity for Lions Club members to catch up with friends and colleagues.

"It is a time for all Lions Club members to learn about other Lions clubs' achievements, to revisit our constitution and change accordingly and discuss how Lions clubs can bring more to their local communities and encourage more youths to be involved with us," she said.

"At the convention, members will elect a new NSW Lions Club district governor for 2013 and this is the most important business we will do as a group.

"We will also discuss new ways to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer, autism spectrum disorder, and share ideas of what the Lions Club can offer the youths of today."

Ms Grogan said the upcoming convention is a great opportunity for local youths to involve themselves with the Lions Club. She is encouraging local youths to the event and to join the Grafton Lions Club branch.

"Last year our club donated between $30,000-$40,000 to the local community and it is a great club to be a part of," she said.

"All our 16 members will be at the convention to represent it."

The 2012 Lions Club Convention will be held at the Grafton Community Centre in Duke St between October 12-14.

Locals are invited to attend.

"Anyone who wants to join the Lions will be welcomed with open arms," Ms Grogan said.



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