FRIDAY 24th MARCH Where Location
12:00pm to 6:00pm Arrival, Lions registration, badges and tickets Wessex Hotel Foyer
2:00pm onwards Hotel check-in Reception Foyer
12:00pm to 6:00pm Exhibitions Purbeck Suite Ground
3:30pm to 4:30pm Cabinet meeting Wessex Suite Mezzanine 1
3:30pm to 4:30pm Cabinet partners 'Get Together' Bourne Suite A Mezzanine 2
7:00pm for 7:30pm Olympics - Host Night
Served Hot Buffet supper
Cabaret - Capricorn
Forestdale Suite Ground

SATURDAY 25th MARCH Where Location
7:30am onwards Breakfast Restaurant Ground
8:00am to 10:00am Lions registration desks open Foyer Ground
8:00am to 5:00pm Exhibitions Purbeck Suite Ground
8:00am to 5:00pm Coffee station (pay as you go) Bar Ground
10:30am to 3:30pm Partners minibus link Foyer Ground
8:45am Convention doors open Forestdale Suite Ground
9:15am Welcome - Convention Opening Ceremony NB. Doors closed Forestdale Suite Ground
9:30am In Memoriam Forestdale Suite Ground
9:40am Break
9:45am Call to order Forestdale Suite Ground
Attendance, Standing Orders, Minutes & CNRO

Election speeches of 2017/18 DG Team candidates

Reports (en bloc)
11am Peace Poster & Young Ambassador
11:20am Break
11:30am International Guest - PID Phil Nathan MBE
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunch and Ballot Boxes open Restaurant Ground
1:15pm to 2:15pm Presentation 1 PDG David Merchant - Leadership Forestdale Suite Ground
Presentation 2 SAA David Ebsworth - Centennial

Presentation 3 Lion Yorky Tuke - Youth

2:15pm Reconvene

2:25pm District Competitions

Election Results
2:50pm Guest Speaker - Lawrie McMenemy MBE - Special Olympics
3:25pm International Awards
3:45pm Introduction to 2016/17 & 2017/18 Convention Teams
4:30pm Close of Convention
6:30pm to 7:00pm DG Reception for Convention 1st timers
by invitation only
Bourne Suite A Mezzanine 2
7:00pm for 7:30pm ‘Centennial' Convention Banquet and Ball
Gala Dinner
Cabaret - Scarlet Swing
Forestdale Suite Ground


Mothering Sunday & clocks go forward 1 hour!
Where Location
8:00am onwards Breakfast Restaurant Ground
10:00am to 12:00pm Tell us what you do - a chance for clubs to share with others what has gone well for them
Forestdale Suite Ground
Presentation of further District competition results
12:00pm to 12:30pm Hot Refreshments if pre-booked Forestdale Suite Ground
12:00pm Tell us what YOU think - your feedback to the team on this convention
12:30pm Goodbye and thank you