This weekend, John Ormond President Kilkenny Lions and his fellow club members extend a warm welcome to over 300 Lions delegates representing 116 clubs from throughout Ireland to the 2012 Lions District All Ireland National Convention in Kilkenny. They are also delighted to welcome and extend a ‘Cead mile Failte’ to Lions International Director, Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir who is joining us from Iceland.
The Kilkenny Lions club was established in 1967, and are proud to have been selected to host what is their second convention. “Every effort will be made to ensure the delegates stay is a memorable one,” Mr Ormond said.
Much of the preparatory work and organisation can be attributed to the Convention committee chairman, Paddy Murray and his fellow committee members. “We wish every success to the serious work of the convention itself this weekend and hope that the deliberations of the convention will be fruitful,” Mr Ormond added.
Sean Stanford District Governor, thanked all the Kilkenny Lions members and sponsor for continuing to support the most vulnerable in the community with unmatched integrity, energy and generosity.
He is looking forward to Brian Cody, Manager of the Kilkenny All Ireland winning hurling team giving the keynote address. He added that Brian has always been a great supporter of Kilkenny Lions and other charitable organisations throughout County Kilkenny.