Invitation to Operation Friendship in Australia

Lions Clubs International – District 201 V2 Victoria – Australia – INVITATION
The Lions of District 201V2 in Victoria, Australia extend an invitation to overseas Lions to participate in our “Operation Friendship” Program.
The purpose of the program is to promote and encourage friendship and understanding between Members of our International Lions Family.
Our District comprises seventy-one Clubs, spread from Melbourne over south-western Victoria to the South Australian border.
One Lion and his or her partner is invited to spend up to four weeks as guests of our District. During this period all accommodation with Host Families, and travelling within our District, will be provided by V2 Lions.
Costs of travelling to and from our District, together with general expenses incurred during the visit, must be borne by the guests, and no funding is available from either our District Administration or any Members.
A varied itinerary will be organized, with opportunities to meet many of the Lions of the District, and every effort will be made to include any special interests of the visitors in the activities arranged by the Host Families and their supporting Clubs.
The visiting Lion and partner will be required to attend and give a short presentation at our District Convention, which will be held on November10th, 11th and 12th, 2017 at Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. It is suggested that the intended visit commence around mid-October for a period of four weeks and finish around mid-November after the Convention. It is also necessary for the visiting Lion to speak conversational English.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the program are asked to complete an Application Form, and signatures of both the applicant and their District Governor are required.
Application Forms are available by emailing me at . Completed applications must be returned to me by 30th June 2017. A decision will be made on the successful applicant immediately after the closing date, and all applicants will be advised accordingly.
Bob Badham
201V2 District Chairman, International Relations
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