Wexford hosts pride of Lions
Published 11/03/2014 | 05:42
LIONS CLUB delegates from almost every town and city in Ireland and some from further afield were gathered in Wexford over the past few days for their annual convention.
World president Barry Palmer from Australia and his wife Anne were in attendance for series of events including a civic reception hosted by Mayor George Lawlor.
This was followed by a host night at the Talbot Hotel and on Saturday, while the convention was in progress, partners of delegates attended a golf competition at Wexford Golf Club, and took the opportunity for some retail therapy on a walk of Wexford town, including Selskar Abbey, Wexford Opera House and Wexford Arts Centre.
On Saturday night, District Governor Liam Lyons hosted the District Governor's Ball at the Talbot Hotel. The business of the convention concluded after lunch on Sunday.
Mr. Lyons told the conference that obesity among young people has emerged as a major health issue and is closely linked to Lions Diabetes Screening activity. He said the Lions would use social media to encourage young people to attend the Diabetes Screening sessions, which the clubs organise throughout Ireland.
'We will also encourage parents to bring their teenage sons and daughters to the screenings', he said.
Wexford Lions Club president Seamus Murphy said the convention proved to be 'a great opportunity to show Wexford at its best'.
The convention coordinator was Rosemary Hayes.