The National,Wednesday 13th of February, 2013
By JUNIOR UKAHA
LIONS Club International held a one day management workshop last Saturday to train its members on the importance of managing their organisations.
The workshop was facilitated by three senior colleagues from Australia who arrived last Friday.
Organisers said the workshop provided management skills training to the presidents of Lions Club branches in PNG.
The district governor for Lions North Queensland and New Guinea, Doug Winterford, said the training was basically to help their PNG counterparts expand the work and influence of the club in the country.
“We are here to see the development of the club in PNG. Our interest is to help the club in PNG to remain strong,” he said.
Tabubil Lions Club president Charles Amet yesterday said the training was a good initiative to get the club’s different members together.
“We cannot continue to be spoon fed. It is now up to us to get more people to join the club,” he said.
Most of the other participants agreed that the training was good as it taught them new and better ways to improve their clubs.
The chairman of the Lion’s PNG development committee, Bill Ahearn, urged the participants to take what they learnt and implement it.
“Go back and support your community. Don’t let your work go down the drain,” he said.
PNG Lions Club has branches in Port Moresby, Lae, Tabubil and Wabag with over 160 active members. Their activities include disaster and emergency relief work and other humanitarian activities.
The PNG office was established in 1962 in Port Moresby and it has a female club in Lae, Morobe, called the Lioness Club.