270 members of Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs gathered at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre for the District 201Q4 Convention last weekend (Friday afternoon 26th October through to Sunday 28th October). The delegates represented over 1,400 members from over 80 clubs across the district.
District 201Q4 extends along the coast from Mooloolaba in the south to just north of Rockhamton. The Northern Territory border is the western extremity of the district. Winton and Kingaroy clubs mark boundaries to this large section of the state.
This year the Mooloolaba Club was host for the three day program. The Convention Chairman Alan Moore acknowledged the hard work of members of our own Lions, Lioness and new Leo club in preparation for the influx of visitors. Mr. Moore also expressed his appreciation for the sponsorship of several local businesses and the assistance offered across the three days from the Maroochydore- North Shore and Buderim Lions clubs. Inter-club support is a feature of the Lions family Mr Moore commented.
The Convention reviewed policy during business sessions and heard from keynote speakers. A significant part of the agenda included the comradery of the two evenings of dining and entertainment according to Mr Moore. We are focussed on serving the community in an environment of friendship both within our respective clubs and across the Lions organisation.
Many participants at the convention are extending their stay on the Sunshine Coast. The Mooloolaba Club hopes this generates business for local firms that so regularly support their local Lions Clubs.