LIONS DAY WITH THE UNITED NATIONS 2010 Vienna, Austria, is the venue for the 32nd Annual Lions Day with the United Nations. The event will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at the United Nations Vienna International Centre. For three decades, the Lions of Vienna have organized an annual Lions Day with the United Nations event to celebrate the 65-year relationship between the two international organizations. Lions International President Eberhard J. Wirfs of Germany invites Lions and guests to experience Lions Day with the United Nations in Vienna. “Vienna is one of the busiest cities in Europe with extremely attractive points of interest including music and shopping,” said Wirfs. Ranked among the best cities for quality of life, Vienna is the former home of musical composers Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Strauss. Today, the Austrian capital has more than 100 art museums. The city center is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage site. The Vienna International Centre is located north of the Danube River. The modern complex houses the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the United Nations Postal Administration. Lions Day with the United Nations is an annual reminder that Lions leaders were invited to help write the non-governmental charter of a new organization to be known as the United Nations. Since 1945, the association has remained affiliated with United Nations humanitarian agencies through consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Each year the Lions international president appoints a Lion to represent Lions at United Nations offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna. This year, all three of President Wirfs’ appointees to the U.N.–Past International President Joseph L. Wroblewski (New York office), Past International President Professor Dr. Giuseppe Grimaldi (Geneva) and Past International Director Ernst Musil (Vienna) – will attend Lions Day with the United Nations. At 2 p.m. on March 26, Wroblewski, the event chairperson, will officially begin Lions Day with the United Nations 2010. Throughout the afternoon Wirfs and United Nations speakers will share insights about humanitarian service. The program will include a presentation to both the grand prize winner of the Lions International Peace Poster Contest and the Austrian contest winner. A musical performance is also planned. Attendance at Lions Day with the United Nations is limited to the first 330 registrants. Pre-registration is required by United Nations Security. The registration form with payment information appears on the Lions Web site: www.lionsclubs.org. Special hotel rates are available. For information, contact: email@example.com.
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