• Short Summary

    M. LABELLE, A SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE "LION" CLUB, PRESENTED 26 CRIPPLES WITH SPECIAL TRICYCLES?

  • Description

    M. LABELLE, A SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE "LION" CLUB, PRESENTED 26 CRIPPLES WITH SPECIAL TRICYCLES AT COTONOU TOWN HALL, DAHOMEY, RECENTLY.

    IT WAS ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS PLANNED FOR "LION WEEK" IN DAHOMEY.

    THE PRESENTATION WAS ATTENDED BY M. AMOUSSOU, REPRESENTING DAHOMEY'S MINISTRY OF HEALTH, M. VIDEGLA, A GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE AND MANY LION CLUB MEMBERS.

    BEFORE PRESENTING THE THREE WHEEL-HAND PROPELLED VEHICLES, M. LABELLE GAVE A SHORT HISTORY OF THE "LION" CLUB.

    FORMED IN 1917 DALLAS, TEXAS, THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LION CLUBS BOASTED 16,000 CLUBS WITH A TOTAL OF 660,000 MEMBERS BY 1960. THE ORGANISATION EMPHASISES GOOD CITIZENSHIP, PATRIOTISM, EDUCATION, SUPPORT FOR WORTHY CAUSES, AND SAFETY. IT DOES VALUABLE WORK AROUND THE WORLD.

    AFTER M. LABELLE HAD OUTLINED THE SOCIETY IS PROGRAMME FOR THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS, M. AMOUSSOU SPOKE, HE PRAISED THE LION CLUB'S HUMANITARIAN WORK ON BEHALF OF THE DAHOMEY GOVERNMENT.

    THE OFFICIALS THEN PRESENTED THE 26 TRICYCLES TO THE CRIPPLES SUFFERING FROM A VARIETY OF DISEASES THAT HAVE SEVERELY DISABLED THEM.

    THE NOBLE GESTURE BY THE "LION" CLUB REFLECTS THEIR MOTTO "SERVICE".

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    Film ID:
    VLVADT0BCDBYQPB2R9MO32ZW3D9ZR
    Media URN:
    VLVADT0BCDBYQPB2R9MO32ZW3D9ZR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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