The 45th Annual District 27-A1 Convention

Locally and globally, we serve where we are needed. When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s the Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships, and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives.

The event will be held on January 6th – 8th at the Ingleside Hotel

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Welcome Lions, Leos, and guests to the 45th Annual 27-A1 District Lions Convention. For 105 years now, our organization has been serving our communities with outstanding projects, and this is our time, once again, to come together and celebrate as a district our accomplishments and re-acquaint with old friends and make new ones.

Your convention committee has been working hard to bring you a wonderful experience and we hope you will enjoy your time here at The Ingleside Hotel.  Please be sure to introduce yourself to our guest for the weekend, International Director Jeffrey R. Gans, and his Partner in Service Ellyn from Voorhees, New Jersey.  They will be glad to chat with you and are here to help us all celebrate the wonderful work we do as Lions.

Our International President Brian Sheehan’s Theme this year has been “Together We Can” and “Together We Will” and together we can make this year’s convention the best yet.  Locally our theme for the convention is “Happiness is Lions Pride” and “Teamwork Makes Lions Work”. Remember this is your convention and we want you to gain the most that you can while you are here.  There will be great seminars, and chances to socialize, and participate in a service project just to mention a few of the opportunities you are going to have while in attendance.

Bring your favorite cartoon character outfit to wear Friday night as you are greeted in our main hospitality venue by everyone for food and fun with DJ Chuck as you eat and dance the night away while enjoying the company of Lions.

We also want to be sure you stick around Saturday evening as Piano Fondue will entertain us with the high-energy show that they have been doing for the past seventeen years. Piano Fondue is an experience unlike any other and you are not going to want to miss it.

If this is your first convention, welcome.  There will be a special activity just for you to help you get the real flavor of our district convention right from the start.  Don’t be afraid to reach out to get any questions you may have about Lionism answered by the great group of Lions we have in our district.

On again on behalf of myself, my Partner in Service Lynn Klug, and the whole convention committee, we welcome you here and hope you enjoy the 45th Annual 27-A1 District Lions Convention.  Have fun, be safe and enjoy.

District Governor David Stedman


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