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.


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Upcoming Convention Dates:



Melbourne,  AUSTRALIA                21-25 June 2024

Mexico City, MEXICO                    4-8 July 2025

Atlanta, Georgia, USA                  3-7 July 2026

International Convention Website





19-21 April 2024 Hamilton

Link to MD202 Convention 



23-25 February 2024 Hawera

Link to 202D Convention


15-17 March 2024 Blenheim

Link to 202E Convention


22-24 March 2024, Lawrence

Link to 202F Convention



5-7 April 2024, Ashburton

Link to 202J Convention



28-29 October 2023 Warkworth

Link to 202K Convention



9-11 February 2024, Rotorua

Link to 202L Convention



1-3 March 2024 Waipawa

Link to 202M Convention



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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