Youth Exchange Students visit Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary

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Carrick on Suir Lions Club welcomed 18 young people from the above programme on Wednesday June 27th 2018 . It was a glorious day and members of the Men’s Shed and Lions Club were out to  in force to greet our visitors .
Carrick on Suir Lions Club have developed an environmental charter

in collaboration with the Town council  an taisce , local business and community organizations. We are committed to making a difference and improving the local environment for our community particularly the environs of the river Suir . Two very different projects were chosen for the young people to work on in collaboration with the Men’s Shed .
The Marian Grotto in the local park needed to be painted and adjoining flower beds tidied . This job was attacked with great enthusiasm and good fun was had by all .
The towns bat population is in decline       this prompted the Men’s Shed facilitated by Lion Brian White to build a prototype bat box . The task for our visitors was to assemble 6 bat boxes based on this prototype and erect them on trees in the town park to provide safe and secure nesting sites for the bat population .
Assembling the boxes was great fun enjoyed more by the girls it seems !
We were very proud of the young people for their enthusiasm and willingness to get involved . They represented their countries and Lionism very well .
Our visitors ended their day in COS with a well deserved meal . Thank you to Eoin O Neill Youth Coordinator for providing us with the opportunity to engage with these young people and for making a difference in our community .

Baptise Chiron and Lisa Trica presented a Chevron from his grandfathers Lions Club Cholet Mauges in France .