Lions convention a hit despite late restrictions

Three Te Anau Lions were presented with a certificate of appreciation for contribution and service to District 202F (from left) Te Anau Kepler Lions Club member Bernie Cournane, president Natalie Shanks, convention convener John Hayman, 202F district governor Sue Fleury and Te Anau Lions Club member Bruce Campbell.

COVID-19 may have impacted slightly but the feedback after the 202F Lions District Convention held last weekend in Te Anau was positive.

Te Anau Lions Club convention convener John Hayman said Te Anau Lions Club and Te Anau Kepler Lions Club hosted 136 members from throughout South Otago, Southland and Central Otago.

With the theme The Walk of Life, the convention was led by 202F District governor Sue Fleury from the Clyde and Districts Club.

Te Anau last held a Lions convention in March 2008.

Mr Hayman said the rededication church service, held on Sunday at the Te Anau Scout Den, was affected by the shift to Alert Level 2.

“We had to restrict numbers to 100 or under, priority was given to the families of the members who had passed away and to their associated clubs.

“Feedback from the convention has been very positive and finished with a barbecue lunch and entertainment from the Te Anau Ukulele Band,” he said.