Every year each District, Multiple District, Regional Area and Lions Clubs International hold a convention.


The conventions include a Flag Ceremony, the Annual General Meeting, a Rededication Service, an evening function and partrners programme along with opportunities to hear speakers, attend workshop presentations and to meet and make new friends with other Lion members.


At the District/Multiple District Annual General Meeting you will hear reports on the prior year's financial results, the different Lions focus areas and have an opportunity to consider and examine new proposals.


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. Lions Members are encouraged to attend all aspects of the convention.


Check out the dates and locations of the upcoming conventions below.


Poster>   62nd Annual Convention, MD202

20-24 April 2022

Hutt City

For more information as comes to hand:-

Email:- md202.convention2022(at)




Want to know more about the recent convention and see some pictures read on here


You can find out more about the MD Awards that were presented on the MD Award page.








Upcoming Convention Dates:



Montreal, CANADA                       25-29 June 2021

New Delhi, INDIA                            1-5July 2022

Boston, Massachusetts, USA      7-11 July 2023


International Convention Website



Cairns, AUSTRALIA                        3-5 September 2021

now Postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions



Cairns, AUSTRALIA                       September 2022





Hutt City,                                        22-24 April 2022 (see above graphic)

Invercargill,                                   28 -30 April 2023





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.

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