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Lions Club opens convention to all who want to do service

Jack Isaman, a director of Lions Clubs International, will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, during the District 28-U Lions Convention at the Olympia Park Hotel and Conference Center.

The convention opens Friday and is available to those interested in learning more about Lions, "who dedicate themselves to serving others within (the) community and throughout the world."More than 125 Lions are expected to attend the convention, which has the theme "Proud Past . . . Bright Future." The Halloween night mixer and dinner will feature an optional costume party with lip-sync music contests beginning at 6 p.m.

Following general sessions Saturday morning, the Coalville Lions Club will conduct an instructional "model Lions lunch" to include Thomas Cantrell, billed as an "inspirational" speaker. Saturday afternoon, Lions members will tour the Utah Winter Sports Park, where several events will be held during the 2002 Winter Games, and other sites.

Park City Lions President Paul Reed or Craig Cooper, treasurer, may be contacted for more information or to purchase tickets for key events, according to district governor Carolyn Birch and her husband, Don, a past district governor. Cooper may be contacted at 647-9898. Information is also available from Ed Shaul at 655-3073.

Isaman is director of the Lions of Alberta Foundation and the Multiple District 37 Lions Eye Bank. He has received three International President's Certificates of Appreciation and an International President's Award. He and his wife, Denise, also a Lion, are Progressive Melvin Jones fellows.