District 1M Convention Info!

District 1-M Convention Information

Friday & Saturday October 23 & 24, 2015

We welcome you to the First District 1-M Convention. We also want to extend our welcome to International Director Lewis Quinn and his wife Lion Gayle from Anchorage Alaska.

Friday evening (casual dress) Our Theme will be Birth of a new District. We will kick off the convention with hospitality opening at 6:00 pm.This will give you time to make new friends and visit with old friends. You can bring your silent auction items with you, and pick up your registration packet. If you would like to have dinner (6:45pm) with International Director Lewis & his wife Lion Gayle, Governor Kevin & his wife PDG Jani &other guests. Please call (before October 15) or e-mail PDG Ken, kenhorn1@comcast.net) or 217-863-2074 as we will need a head count for the meal.

Saturday: Registration will open 7:30 am & Silent Auction will open at 8:00 am. Governor Kevin will call the first plenary session to order at 8:30am. Our first seminar will start at 8:35am:
The seminars will be Membership, Leader Dog Kennel remodeling, Centennial Challenge and more to be announce later.

Through out the morning you can judge the peace posters; (can you pick the winner?)
Your attendance at these seminars will help your club and your community. We would like to have members from all of our clubs attend.

We are working on a program for Leo’s, more information to come later.

We are also working on a Beep Ball game more information later.

PDG Jani has planned a spouse’s program starting at 9:30 am in the hospitality room.

At 11:30am, we will break for12: 00 pm Lunch. The 2nd plenary session will start after lunch with Necrology Service, Elections, Pace Poster winner, we will be voting on the Constitution & by-laws and our International Director Lewis Quinn comments. As time allows we will have another seminar.

At 4:45pm We will take a break; you can visit the Silent Auction and Hospitality room.
Doors open at 5:45, Dinner at 6:00pm, After the meal we will have a report on the Silent Auction, a convention report, Tail Twisting & 50/50 drawing. International Director Lewis will give his formal speech.

You can bring all of your Foundation Recyclables.

As you return home, I know you will want to re-commit yourself to our motto “WE SERVE”. You will want to step forward to become one of our future leaders and share our visions with your friends, family and co-workers and invite them to join us.

I extend my thanks and gratitude to you for your commitment to Lionism and to serving others.
Please come and enjoy the convention.

Governor Kevin Mendenhall
PDG Ken Horn
Convention Chairperson

ATHENS LIONS CLUB

On Wednesday, August 5, members of the Athens Lions Club packed 66 bags with school supplies for the children of the Athens Community School District.     Last fall the club donated all the funds it raised from the Menard County recycling project at the Athens Community Park. Anne Smith of Menard Community Services then used those monies and others to purchase the supplies. Supplies included crayons, pencils, pencil bags, pens, scissors, folders, binders, paper refills, and back packs. On Saturday, August 8, the supplies were distributed by the Lions. The Lions are proud to be part of this community project in keepingwith their mission of “WE SERVE”.athens7athens2athens5

IPID Bill McKinney Reception

SAVE THE DATE
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2015
TIME: 1 P.M. TO 6 P.M.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE RECEPTION FOR  IPID BILL MC KINNEY (2013-2015)
TO BE HELD AT:

ST. MICHAEL’S HALL
1011 CHESTNUT ST., GREENFIELD, IL
Need further information contact:
PCC Lydia Ellis (618-980-7482)
or email: Serve2dgillinois@yahoo.com