President’s Hunch About LUNCH Pays Off Clubs in New Zealand kicked it off with a lunch at noon, and then, like the rays of the sun racing across time zones, Lions around the world gathered for lunch, shared fellowship with prospective members and in some instances performed service. More than 2,200 clubs and nearly 200,000 people took part in the Lions World Lunch Relay on April 4. International President Barry Palmer of Australia established the project as part of his Family and Friends Month to promote membership and interest in Lions. The formats for the gatherings were as diverse as the menus. Surabaya Kharisma Lions in Indonesia served heaps of food for 60 needy children. Celje and Celje Galerija Mozaik Lions from Slovenia and Zadar Lions from Croatia collected food from stores for the poor. Tustin Host Lions from California cleaned a beach and talked to beachgoers about Lions. Clubs shared hundreds of photos on the LCI World Lunch Facebook page (clockwise from top left): Delhi Aishwarya Lions in India fed the hungry, Nagercoil Lions from India organized games, Sofia Saint Ivan Rilski Lions in Bulgaria ate outdoors, Wahiawa Lions in Hawaii spelled out a message, Chihuahua Fuerza Lions from Mexico played games, Port Harcourt Lions in Nigeria enjoyed fellowship, and Lima Lions from Peru cooked ethnic food.
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