Lions Clubs International meet at The Lion of Scotland Edinburgh

The Lions Clubs President, Sid Scruggs from North Carolina was in Edinburgh during September for the Lions Club International annual Board Meeting and to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Lions Clubs in the British Isles and Ireland.

This short video records a more informal meeting with some of the Scottish Lions at Ronald Rae’s Lion of Scotland sculpture in St Andrew Square Edinburgh. Introduced by Howard Lee the meeting promoted their major campaign to collect used spectacles which are then repaired and sent to developing countries. Over 300,000 spectacles are distributed each year! Great work!

A giant pair of spectacles to fit the Lion sculpture was specially made for this event by Thomas Payne a post graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. The heavy rain that prevailed did not spoil the happy occasion.

Apologises for the poor sound quailty of this video due to the torrential rain bouncing off the umbrella that was needed to protect the camera.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Dan Marshall October 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Is there even a Lion’s Club in Edinburgh?

Pauline October 26, 2010 at 6:50 am

Yes, there is a very active branch of the Lions Club in Edinburgh. You can find out about it on the Internet.

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