Lions return from Costa Rica

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 16, No. 21            May 25, 2006

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Lions from San Pedro Town and Belize attended the Istmania Convention held in Costa Rica.

San Pedro Lions President Isela Graniel and reigning Lions Queen Delcie Graniel meet Lion Rogelio Fernandez Martinez (the convention was dedicated in his honor).

Belizean delegation consisting of twelve Lions from San Pedro Town and Belize City, attended the recent Istmania Convention held in San Jose, Costa Rica (May 18th to 20th). The Belize group joined other Lions from the Multiple District “D” Istmania for this event. The 65st Istmania Convention was held at the San Jose Palacio and at the Playa Tambor, another beautiful location and brought together Lions from Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. This year the convention was dedicated to Lion Rogelio Fernandez Moreno, a devoted and admirable Lion member from Costa Rica. For many years now Belize has participated in this convention as invited guests and uses this event to demonstrate the spirit of Lionism in Belize.

   While in Costa Rica, the Belizean contingency represented the Lions of Belize Zone 59 with much pride as they participated in the parade of flags, cultural presentation, workshops, hospitality booth and gala evenings. Both the hospitality booth and cultural presentation caught the attention of the conventioneers as they managed to get a glimpse of the wonderful culture and tastes of Belize, including our beer, ceviche, hot sauce, jams and to take home souvenirs such as, t-shirts, Destination Belize and Tropic’s Views.

   The next Istmania Convention is scheduled to take place in Nicaragua in May 2007. The members of Belize Lions Zone 59 take this opportunity to thank all the businesses that donated supplies for the hospitality booth and other services to make this trip possible.
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