International Lions visit Northern Ireland
In 2022 Lions International President Brian Sheehan decided to hold a Lions Clubs International Board Meeting in our District 133 in 2023. The event would take place in Belfast starting on Monday 13th March and the last event would involve the International group taking part in the St Patrick's day parade in Belfast . The Lions have a world wide membership of nearly 1.5m members .Each year the Board of Directors of this group of volunteers hold an annual meeting. The group began arriving at Belfast City airport over the last days and Newcastle Lions members were on hand at their hotel and airport to help welcome the visitors. During the week, lions from all over Northern Ireland will meet the group. Following the St Patrick's Day parade the International visitors will leave for Killarney and visit other lion projects in Ireland.
Newcastle Lions Dan O'Reilly and Beth Cairnduff welcome International Lions Director Gary E brown New York State, PCC Jose Bonifacio Da Cunha Brazil, PDG Bernard Black, Ernest Tiyerina San Antonio Texas at Belfast City Airport.