2018 27A1 District Convention

New This Year:
Certified Guiding Lions Seminar - This seminar is designed to allow Lions interested in becoming Guiding Lions the opportunity to be certified right at District Convention. Please ensure that you choose this option while registering so that the facilitator can email you the pre-assignments. The seminar will take place on 01/19/18 from 3:00pm-5:00pm and will be at no additional cost to participants.

This year we have adopted a similar format to International Conventions by having a plenary session on Saturday morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. See below for program details.

The Service in Memoriam will be held after the business meeting with the luncheon and presentation from our special guest International Director Bruce Beck.

The evening brings a night of celebrating the amazing service that District 27A1 does at our banquet.

Date Time Start Time End Session Location
Friday, January 19, 2018 3:00 PM 9:00 PM Registration Forum Lobby
  3:00 PM 5:00 PM Guiding Lion Certification Westgate A
  4:00 PM 6:00 PM WLF Reception WestgateB/C
  4:00 PM 9:00 PM Convention Expo Forum C
  6:00 PM 6:30 PM First Timers Westgate A
  6:30 PM 11:00 PM Opening Ceremonies; Convention Social Forum A/B
Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:00 AM 10:00 AM Registration Forum Lobby
  8:00 AM 9:30 AM Delegate Certification Forum Lobby
  8:00 AM 3:00 PM Convention Expo Forum C
  8:30 AM 8:35 AM Plenary Session Introduction Forum A/B
  8:35 AM 8:50 AM Plenary Session - BOLD Forum A/B
  8:50 AM 9:05 AM Plenary Session - Lions Eye Bank of WI Forum A/B
  9:05 AM 9:20 AM Plenary Session - Leader Dogs for the Blind Forum A/B
  9:20 AM 9:35 AM Plenary Session - Pride Endowment Fund Forum A/B
  9:35 AM 9:50 AM Plenary Session - WI Lions Missions Forum A/B
  9:50 AM 10:05 AM Plenary Session - Hearing Aid Program Forum A/B
  10:05 AM 10:20 AM Plenary Session - Youth Exchange Forum A/B
  10:30 AM 11:45 AM Lioness Business Meeting Westage A
  10:30 AM 11:45 AM Lions Business Meeting and Certification Westgate B/C
  12:00 PM 12:45 PM Service in Memoriam Forum A/B
  12:45 PM 2:45 PM LUNCHEON Forum A/B
  3:00 PM 3:15 PM Breakout - Women in Lions Westage A
  3:15 PM 3:30 PM Breakout - Kathy's House Westage A
  3:30 PM 3:45 PM Breakout - Restoring Hope House Westage A
  3:45 PM 4:00 PM Breakout - Next Century of Service (GST) Westage A
  3:00 PM 3:15 PM Breakout - WI Lions Foundation Westgate B/C
  3:15 PM 3:30 PM Breakout - WI Lions Foundation Westgate B/C
  3:30 PM 3:45 PM Breakout - Diversity in Lions Westgate B/C
  3:45 PM 4:00 PM Breakout - Diversity in Lions Westgate B/C
  4:00 PM 4:30 PM VOTING Forum C
  5:00 PM 6:30 PM Celebration of Service Social Forum A/B
  6:30 PM 7:00 PM Celebration of Service Banquet Forum A/B
Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:00 AM 11:00 AM Lions Cabinet Meeting Forum C
  9:00 AM 11:00 AM Lioness Cabinet Meeting Westgate B/C