The 98th Lions Clubs International Convention was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from the 26th June to the 30th June. More than 20,000 Lions club members and their families from more than 120 countries gathered in Honolulu for the Convention. This is the fourth time that Lions Clubs International has held its convention in Honolulu, this being the largest Convention held here.
The Parade of Nations took place on June 27. There were 10,000 Lions in this parade of colourful floats, many in traditional dress and accompanied by bands.
Upcoming Lions Clubs International Conventions:
2016 – Fukuoka, Japan
2017 – Chicago, Illinois (centenary celebration)
2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada
2019 – Milan Italy
Strengthen the Pride and come fly with me!
International President Joe Preston has challenged all members to strengthen the pride by the ‘Ask1’ campaign, I’m asking club leaders to grow their clubs by having each member invite at least one person to join their club and finish the year with one more than we started with. – let’s work together to grow our clubs and meet our Centennial Service Goals
Join the Centennial Service Challenge!
There’s never been a better time to serve than now! For nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities and impacted millions of people around the world. To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we are asking Lions to help reach our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017. Every club can play a part in reaching our goal, and your club can earn special Centennial recognition when you serve!
Engaging youth – organise projects that engage and mobilize youth while helping communities.
Share the vision – raise awareness about preventing vision loss or help those who live with blindness and visual impairment.
Relieve the hunger – organise projects that mobilize your club members to make a difference in your community, by helping those who don’t have enough to eat.
Protect the environment – forests provide a source of livelihood, protection from natural disasters and absorb carbon dioxide emissions that lead to global warming. Organize ‘hands on’ projects by planting trees, at creches, schools, old age facilities, parks and other public places.
Let’s work together to grow our clubs and meet our Centennial Service Goals.
District Governor 2014/15
Lions Clubs District 410A
Photos courtesy of DC John Houston. Also included are this year’s Peace Poster entries.