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Conventions are the Annual General Meeting of the District or sub District. We have them so that the District Governor can report to all Lions Members on the results of the year and changes can be proposed and examined. It also gives all Lions Members through their clubs a chance to put remits to the Annual General Meeting on issues they consider relevant.
Any Lions Member in good standing may attend and vote if they are a delegate of their club. Other Lions Members may attend the Annual General Meeting and even if they do not have a vote they have speaking rights at the meeting.
The Flag Ceremony
This recognises the roots of Lionism and the historical associations built up since the beginning in 1917. It allows us to acknowledge the Lions from Countries other than our own who have a common goal with us as Lions.
The Saturday Night Function
Lions believe that they cannot get so bogged down with work that they miss the social aspect of Lionism. People who play together stay together.
The Rededication Service
This time allows us to honour those Lions who have passed away since the last convention and remember their very valuable contribution. Most of us have very special memories of the person or persons and to take a moment to recognise them for what they have meant to us as individuals or as club members is a very special and moving time.
It also serves the purpose of rethinking why we are Lions and in what direction we would like to see the District progress in the coming year.