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District Convention 

48th Annual Convention
 NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2023   Radisson Hotel and Convention Center, Fond du Lac

The Lions and Leos of 27-B1 invite you to the 48th Annual Convention of District 27-B1 at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Fond du Lac.

The District 27 B1 convention planning team has an exceptional convention planned for November 10th and 11th. For those coming on Friday, the hotel has their special Friday Fish Fry available in the dining room. The hotel is also offering a 10% discount on all meals for registered hotel guests. After that great meal, come to the Friday night hospitality, which will include music and games. Friday night hospitality has a "Making a Difference" with a beach theme (will be near the pool if you would like to swim).  


We will start off Saturday with the presentation of the flags.  Local veterans will carry the various flags. The Service of Remembrance will take place to honor all those Lions who have passed since our last convention. If your club has lost a member, please send a picture to PDG Tom Clausen so these Lions can be respectfully remembered. Our power hour will have topics about Lions Camp, Eye Bank and the new medical locker in Appleton, where 6 clubs from 2 districts are able to create a great project. In addition, Dogs 2 Dogs tags from Plymouth, where they train dogs for veterans in Wisconsin, will be presented.

Service projects - please bring your plastic bags to be entered to win a plastic bench donated by Van Dyne Lions. You will get one ticket for every 50 lbs.  Also we will be doing a hygiene drive for homeless shelters in our district. If anybody has connections to local dentists or hotels to help with items let Greg know at  There will also be a food pantry drive.  Items to bring:  Canned items with POP TOPS, Pasta, Stovetop Stuffing, Coffee (bagged) and tea bag, Rice-a-Roni, Oil, Spices including salt and pepper, Sugar and flour, Boxed milk for cereal, Tuna in bags, Cracker, Cake Mix and frosting, Dishwashing liquid.

Lunch will follow. Awards presentations along with the annual District Bank Auction, PDG Len Quinn’s special cowboy hat will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Leader Dog. Our special guest will be International Director Guy Holland.


Thirteen seminars, including the power hour speakers and the local Fire Department doing LIVE Fire Extinguisher training and Jaws equipment. Jaws equipment is where they open up a vehicle if there was an accident. On the schedule is a ThedaStar helicopter to land in the parking lot. 


Voting will take place 15 minutes after the last seminar. The Saturday night banquet will include guest speaker Council Chairman BJ Blahnik who's theme will be "Dinner in the Dark", where everyone will get the opportunity to eat with a blindfold and hear the story of BJ's life and what it was like to growing up being visually impaired. Voting and raffle results will also be announced. 


Reminder registration can be found on. All veterans and first timers are half price. Leo's are free.



Room reservations at the Radisson have been extended to Thursday, Oct. 19.  Ask for the special "Lions Club" rate.

The links below will open a .pdf file that you can print out and use to solicit advertising for our convention booklet or to reserve a display table.

Convention Booklet Information


Convention Table Reservation Form


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