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Tenerife Sur Lions twins with Warsaw Lions Club 


The Lions June business meeting marked a new milestone in the club’s twenty-seven year history in Tenerife.

Just prior to the meeting itself the club established a twinning relationship with the Warsaw (Warszawa Arka) Lions Club in Poland. There was another first for the club and possibly the Lions in that the twinning ceremony was conducted via a live audio/visual link between the two clubs. Although there was an invitation for the ceremony to be held in Poland, the time constraints of the busy June/July club schedule made this extremely difficult so the audio/visual link was conceived as a unique alternative.

With both clubs viewing the proceedings Tenerife Sur Lions’ President Norman Goodall MBE opened the ceremony with an address where he expressed the importance of remembering that in agreeing to work together for the benefit of the clubs, Lions should not lose sight of the common objective, that of serving individual communities.

“In doing this, we are opening the boundaries of our abilities and our expertise to a much wider mission of help and assistance in our respective areas”, he said

Following a reciprocal address by the Warsaw club’s lady President Mrs Dr Janina Stanska-Staniewska the twinning documents affirming each clubs commitment to a mutual co-operation, support and friendship were signed.

There followed a presentation of flowers for the Warsaw Lions President on behalf of Tenerife Sur Lions Club and a toast by both clubs to each other’s success and to their future friendship.

Tenerife Sur Lions would like to express their thanks to the Paradise Park Hotel for the venue and its assistance with the link up, in particular to their technician David for his help and expertise with setting up the equipment.  – Thank you.