Conventions are the Annual General Meeting of the District or our Multiple 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.

Upcoming Convention Dates:



Milan, ITALY 5-9 July 2019

Singapore, SINGAPORE 26-30 June 2020

Montreal, CANADA 25-29 June 2021


International Convention Website



Whangarei,  1-3 May 2020

Hutt City, 23-25 April 2021



  • 202D - Palmerston North 29 Feb-1 March 2020
  • 202E – Rangiora 6-8 March 2020
  • 202F – Clyde 20-22 March 2020 - download the flyer
  • 202J – Mosgiel 27-29 March 2020
  • 202K - Mangonui/Kaitaia 8-10 November 2019
  • 202L – Waihi 21-23 Feb 2020 - download the flyer
  • 202M – Hastings 13-15 March 2020

Upcoming International Convention Dates

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.

Kindness Matters

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