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Lions to host convention

Wednesday, 30th July, 2008

The Broken Hill Lions Club is preparing to host its first C2 District convention in more than 20 years.

The conference, from October 10 to 12, is expected to attract around 300 visitors to the Silver City.

Convention Chairman and local Lions Club member, Terry Martin, said he was confident that the event would be popular with members from the district's 76 clubs.

"I think we're going to get a lot of support... people are saying they'll be here.

"It's a bit early yet to get a true indication of the number of people we'll get."

The C2 District includes Broken Hill, Sunraysia, the South Australian Riverland, South East SA, some clubs in Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Victor Harbour and the Northern Territory.

The three-day event will feature an opening ceremony, business session, cabinet meeting, dinner, closing ceremony and a remembrance ceremony.

There will also be a guest speaker from New Zealand.

It will be held at the Musicians' Club, the Entertainment Centre and Sturt Park.

The club representatives will discuss constitutional matters as well as major projects for the district.

Mr Martin said the event was both a business and a social gathering, and he said the local economy would get a boost from the influx of visitors.

The Broken Hill Lions Club has 23 members, with an average age of 60. Anyone can join the club, which raises money for charity through initiatives such as their annual Christmas car raffle, which opens on Saturday.

The 2007 Lions C2 District conference was held in Red Cliffs and next year's conference will be held in Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

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