2021 Lions District 27-C2 Convention host by the Lions Club of Gleason & Area

Thank you Gleason & Area Lions Club, District Governor Bob, Past District Governor Mary Ann, Lion Convention Chair Chuck, Past District Governor Dennis K. Master of Ceremonies, Lion Laura Administrative Scheduler - the 2021 District Convention was a great success. Looking forward to next year.

Special Guest - Lions Clubs International Director GWEN A. WHITE

Gwen A. White from Columbia, North Carolina, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 100th International Convention held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 30 through July 4, 2017.

C2 Convention Chairperson - Lion Charles McCrory

MD27-C2 Convention/Exposition

April 16-17, 2021

The Waters of Minocqua

8116 US 51 S

Minocqua WI 54548

Agenda - Schedule

Schedule of Events

Friday April 16, 2021

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bee-Seen Promotions LLC (Clawson Lake Room)-Lions apparel for sale

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Raffle Baskets (Lake Kawaguesaga) & Expo Displays (Clawson Lake) begin to arrive

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm President/ Vice President Training (Lake Kawaguesaga)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Secretary/ Treasurer Training (Lake Kawaguesaga)

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Convention Registration (Hotel Lobby)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm District 27-C2 Cabinet Meeting (Clawson Lake)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Decorations set up (Event Room)

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday Night “Fun Nite” -Social Evening with Hors d'oeuvres –

Music - (Event Room) Photo booth (Hotel Lobby)

Saturday April 17, 2021

Strides Walk Please walk at your leisure

7:00 am - 2:00 pm Convention Registration (Hotel lobby)

7:00 am Raffle Baskets (Lake Kawaguesaga) & Expo Displays (Clawson Lake) continue to arrive

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Bee-Seen Promotions LLC (Lake Tomahawk) Lions apparel for sale

9:00 am -11:00 am Turn in Strides donations (Hotel lobby next to Registration Table)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm Governors Gift Raffle Baskets (Lake Kawaguesaga)

8:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Ceremony/ General Session (Event Room) Flag Ceremony: American Legion

(Color Guard), State, Lion's, ID's State flag, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance - Opening

remarks – Introduction of Guests

Service of Remembrance – Remarks by Rev. Steve Slagel - followed by a continuous

flow of slides with PDGs going up to light candles as names are shown on screen. One

rose on altar. Taps being played by the Legion following this service.

9:15 am - 10:00 am Council Chair/WLF/Eye Bank/ Diabetes/ Lions Pride/ Hunger/Environment/

Leos/Restoring Hope/Youth Exchange/Leader Dog Reports. 4-5 Minutes each,

depending on how many from State or District Office (Event Room) – Note: Expo

Displays are on level 1, the Clawson Lake room.

 10:00 am –10:15am Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am Actor Jessica Michna portrayal of Helen Keller (Event Room)

 11:15 am – 12:00 am Break

11:15 am - 11:45 am Voter Certification (Dennis Christianson) (Hotel Lobby)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Noon Luncheon (Event Room)

ID Gwen White - first session

Awards/ AM 50/50 raffle winners

 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Break

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Voter Certification (Hotel Lobby)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Dr SRI - Childhood Cancer (Event Room)

 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm DGE BJ Blahnik - Overcoming the Obstacles of Life (Event Room)

 4:00 pm – dinner Break

4:00 pm Drawing and posting of raffle winners (Lake Kawaguesaga)

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Voting - downstairs (Clawson Lake Room)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Social Hour (Event Room)

6:00 pm Governors Banquet (Event Room)

ID Gwen White - 2nd session

Voting results/ Acceptance speeches

PM 50/50 raffle winners and any leftover basket

MD27-C2 Convention Letter 2021

Greetings Presidents, Secretaries, and Club Members:
Your registration package is enclosed for your Lions, Lioness, and Leos! We are excited to invite you to our 31st Annual Convention to be held April 16-17 at the Waters of Minocqua Hotel & Convention Center, Hwy 51 in Minocqua. We've got a great time planned! Covid-19 best practices will be utilized, but we kindly request that if a Lion is not feeling well 72 hours prior to the event that they refrain from attending for the safety of all. Masks are required by the hotel to be worn unless eating.
As in past years, there will be many Lions, Lioness, Leos, and guests attending from our district which comprises 8 counties in Northern Wisconsin. We hope your club is planning on attending to join us for the celebration. First time attendees and Leos are not charged any registration fees.
Information about registration is enclosed with this letter. Please share the enclosed info rmat ion with your members so they can make their reservations as soon as possible . There is limited seating of 150 for the luncheon and dinner, so get your meal reservations in early. The deadline for lunch and dinner reservations is April 1st. Reservations in general are open through the convention. The hotel has ample occupancy of 400 rooms.
Hotel Accommodations are to be made directly with the hotel: The Waters of Minocqua, 8116 Hwy 51S, PO Box 1053, Minocqua, WI 54548 Phone: 715-358-4000. Room rate is $99.00 + tax... ask for "Lions Block of Rooms". Your reservation includes the Water Park passes and a continental breakfast.
Keep in mind that Bee-Seen Promotions LLC, Lions Chuck & Kim Steinmetz will again be at the convention with t heir Lions apparel (Polo Shirts, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets, Hats, Aprons, Bags, Cups and many more items) that will be available to expand your Lions wardrobe.
If you haven't already purchased advertising in the convention booklet to highlight your club's events and activities, please do it soon! Any member who is a business owner may also advertise in our convention booklet. The deadline is March pt before the 10% pricing increase. The final advertising deadline is March 26th. The order form is also included in this package.
Please note that our Service of Remembrance will cover a two year period of time due to the cancellation of the convention last year, April 2019 through April 2021. Please forward that information on the form which is included.
We have a tremendous line up of speakers with International Director Gwen White, a Non-Profit motivational speaker; Dr. Sri on Childhood Cancer; Jessica Michna portraying Helen Keller and District Governor Elect 'BJ' Blanhik speaking on 'Overcoming the Obstacles of Life'. Come join the fun and be inspired!
We look forward to seeing you and your club members in April. Thank you for your support of our Convention!
Bob Buchler President
Gleason Area Lions Club
PO Box 94, Gleason, WI 54435 715-873-4131

Service of Rememberance FORM

C2 Convention Registration 2021

C2 Registration 1.pdf - OneDrive (

2020-21 MD27 District Conventions

A1 Cancelled

A2 Port Washington Feb. 19-20

B1 Sheboygan Nov. 13-14

B2 Un-convention

C1 Cancelled

C2 The Waters of Minocqua Apr. 16-17

D1 Virtual Mar. 13

D2 Sparta Feb. 13

E1 Virtual Mar. 27

E2 Eau Claire Mar. 19-20


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