Rimbey hosts Lions Club convention

The Rimbey Lions Club recently hosted the District 37-I convention, complete with presentations about STARS and dog guides.

The Rimbey Lions Club recently hosted the District 37-I convention, complete with presentations about STARS and dog guides.

“We have a very active club here in Rimbey,” said club chair Judy Green. It’s tradition to have one of the clubs host the District Governors Convention.

Thirty-seven clubs from across central and southern Alberta and Montana travelled to Rimbey for the convention, Oct 26 and 27.

STARS Air Ambulance is supported by Lions Clubs and attended as a way of showing their appreciation and to update the club. “STARS has a number of new initiatives, including expanding into Saskatchewan,” said Green.

Green said STARS has also moved their base and has new aircraft in service.

Dog guides, another beneficiary of the Lions, attended to explain the process of raising the dogs.

As puppies they’re fostered into homes trained to raise them properly. “So they grow up balanced and unflustered by what they might encounter,” explained Green.

Also in attendance was Emily Falk, who spoke about her BRITE program; Bringing Relief Inspiration Through Education, and Dave Hajne, international director for Lions Club International.

Green said hosing the convention enables the Lions to learn from each other and share stories. “By doing so we’re able to showcase our town. Rimbey was really held up and appreciated by other clubs,” she added.

Awards were also handed out at the convention. “Some of it was for people who’d been doing this for 25 years. Some were for new people who were bright and shiny,” said Green.

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