District Convention 

45th Annual Convention
 NOVEMBER 13 & 14, 2020   Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan

The Lions and Lioness of 27-B1 hosted the 45th Annual Convention of District 27-B1 at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan.  International Director Mike Banks attended virtually and addressed the audience.


Highlights were a Friday night optional fish fry, raffles, terrific band Starfire, hospitality rooms and attendees dressed for our Safari theme.


Saturday, opening ceremony began at 8:30 with full honor guard flag presentation, a remembrance ceremony and opening remarks. The day continued with seminars, raffles, lunch and finalized with a banquet with guest speakers, entertainment and awards.

Presidential Certificates of Appreciation were awarded to PDG Gerald Post, PDG Meg Post and Roxanne Wendt.  Birch-Sturm Fellowships were awarded from District funds to Luann Silver, Random Lake Lions, PDG Max Harrington, Plainfield Lions and IPDG Michael De Baere, Brandon Lions.

The "Lions Bank" was purchased for the next year by the Van Dyne Lioness who donated an overwhelming $39,732.82 to numerous Lions projects.

Outstanding seminars were given on Fire Prevention, Wisconsin Missions to South Dakota and Leader Dog Puppy raising. Voting took place at the end of the afternoon’s seminars. 


Every club was asked to bring a gift to be included in our successful “Bucket Raffle.”


The District Raffle results are: 

     1st - Evett Hartvig $469.80

     2nd - Maribel Lions $352.35

     3rd - Mishicot Lions $164.73

     4th - Coloma Lions $117.45

     5th - Berlin Lions $46.98

     6th - Princeton Lions $23.49

Voting results are as follows. 


District Governor, BJ Blahnik, Town of Sheboygan Lions

First Vice District Governor, Dave Brinkman, Markesan Lions

Second Vice District Governor, Greg Kubichka, Chilton Lions


The convention site for 2022 will be at the Radisson in Fond du Lac.  The Bean Bag Tournament will replace the bowling tournament and will be hosted by the Sheboygan Lions in 2021.  Peace Poster was won by Breya Pollack from Bessie Allen Middle School in North Fond du Lac and pin design 2, We are Family, will be the 2022 district pin.


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