Lions Clubs International President Visit to the British Isles & Ireland
Many Lions across the British Isles & Ireland enjoyed the opportunity to meet and hear their International President Dr Win-Kun Tam who arrived in London on Friday 9th March 2012 and stayed with us until Wednesday 14th March.
He started his tour over in 105I where he met the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins the following day he spent time at Maynooth Kilcock Lions Club to see the Sheltered Housing Project where he planted a tree as part of his campaign of tree planting throughout the world. Club Presidents and Zone Chair’s had the opportunity the meet Win-Kun Tam before he launched the Tullamore Lions Club Intel Youth Innovation project. After visiting Armagh Lions Clubs in Northern Ireland Dr Win-Kun Tam paid a visit to Lisanally Special School and St Patrick’s Cathedral and again he planted a tree.
On Monday 12th March he paid a visit to Lions Headquarters in Birmingham and then went on to have lunch with Birmingham Chinatown Lions Club to the delight of the Lions in 105M this was followed by a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum within 105BS to see the Lions Shelter that was opened in 2011. Dr Win-Kun Tam then planted his third tree near the Lions Shelter.
On Monday evening Club Presidents and many other Lions from across the British Isles & Ireland met with the International President at a “President meets the President” evening at the Yew Lodge Hotel in Kegworth within 105E.
Tuesday morning started in 105D where our International President visited the home of our Patron Her Royal Highness Sophie Countess of Wessex and continued with his tree planting mission by planting a Japanese Larch in the gardens of Bagshot Park. He then moved onto 105SE and met with PDG Lion David Saunders who has been a member of Lions Clubs for 60 years and was a serving Governor in 1958-59. The day finished in 105A with a very successful visit to the Houses of Parliament for UN day where we were delighted to be joined by our Patron. Dr Tam ended his visit by being hosted at London Chinatown for a Chinese banquet which was attended by over 150 Lions.