Visiting the past

NEW LOOK: Rutherglen Lions Club members Betty Potter, Anne Bilston and Joy Nolan test out the costumes they created across three days for the Lions International 201V6 District Convention. Picture: MARK JESSER

NEW LOOK: Rutherglen Lions Club members Betty Potter, Anne Bilston and Joy Nolan test out the costumes they created across three days for the Lions International 201V6 District Convention. Picture: MARK JESSER

The annual convention for the 63 Lions clubs across the North East will have a historic undertone this year.

EXCITED: 63 clubs and more than 200 people will converge in Rutherglen for the convention, which features spinal cord injury specialists.

EXCITED: 63 clubs and more than 200 people will converge in Rutherglen for the convention, which features spinal cord injury specialists.

Ern Walder, chairman for the Lions International 201V6 District Convention, said this year’s gathering would be held in Rutherglen at the weekend.

“Last year it was a Space Odyssey theme; this year we’re going back to vintage Rutherglen,” he said.

“The best costume will be picked at the dance for Lions Club members on Saturday.”

Mr Walder said presenters ranged from spinal cord injury experts to the winners of the junior public speakers.

“Over the two days we have business sessions and four key-note speakers,” he said.

“We have a professor, Stephen Davies, who’s pioneering spinal research and Lincoln Budge is talking about being in a wheelchair.

“We’re centering around disability this year.

“The public can come and sit in during the key-note speakers. They can call in to the memorial hall from Friday 2pm onwards to find out more.”

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