District 11-E2 Convention

April 21-23, 2023, Grayling

Dear Fellow Lion,

It’s time to start thinking about our 2022-23 District Convention, which will be held at the Grayling Ramada Inn from April 21-23, 2023.  The convention committee has been working hard to present an interesting and informative weekend for you.

Our theme this year is Barber Shop, and it should be fun!  Friday night is a time of fun.  We will begin doing a Service Project putting tool bags for Habitat for Humanities to give to their new home owners throughout our District.  There will also be a social time afterwards with a Barbershop theme.  If we can raise $10,000 for our Lions Clubs International Foundation your District Governor will have his beard, mustache, and hair cut off, and if he raises $20,000 the PID BJ will get a shave as well! Saturday will be a day of club officers training, a session for all Lions and guests, a session on our State Projects, a luncheon,  and a District Raffle during the day.  Saturday night we will have an awards banquet with a message from Past International Director BJ Blankenship from Tennessee. Sunday morning we will have a Memorial Service remembering all the great Lions we have lost since our last convention, followed by district elections. You can see more details and a link to the LCIF fundraiser at our district website Our special International guests this year are PID BJ and PDG Carolyn Blankenship from Tennessee.  

To encourage early registration, there will be a drawing this year.  Those registering prior to December 15, 2022 will be entered into a drawing for a free Saturday banquet dinner.  Registrants prior to 1/15/23, 2/15/23 and 3/15/23 will be entered into a drawing for a free Saturday lunch buffet, so register as early as you can!

Registration forms below can be used for mailing your registration, but we would like to encourage you to register on-line.  You can pay on-line with a credit card this year for your convenience. 

Room reservations can be made directly thru the Grayling Ramada Inn at 989-348-7611. Ask for the Lions’ Group Discount. If you are transferred to the national reservations line and not given the Lions rate then call back another time and be sure to contact the local hotel. A double room is $94.00, Queen $99 and Pool Side $109 plus taxes and fees. Reservation cut off is April 6, 2023. Breakfast is included with hotel reservation. 

Hope to see you all there!

DG Rod Leathers


Convention Forms:

Convention Itinerary


Printable Convention Registration

Printable letter from District Governor Rod 

Certificate of Delegates Instructions

Delegate Count per Club

Fillable Club Delegate Form

Advertising Form for Program

Service Project - Tool Sign up


Here are links to sessions from the 2021 Lions Club International Convention


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