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.

61st Annual Convention, MD202
23rd-25th April 2021

Forum North, Whangarei


"The Roaring 20's"

Dear Fellow Lions of MD202,


Please join us on April 23rd - 25th 2021 for "The Roaring 20's" celebrations hosted by the 7 Lions Clubs of Whangarei. Come to sunny Northland for the Convention and stay awhile to savour the sights and sounds of the fabulous North. 


Any queries please email:

Chairman  PDG Judy Allison              jaallison(at)

Secretary   Maria Goodhew               tikouka(at)


What we will do for you:

  • Provide awesome outings for your partners that is uniquely Northland
  • Put on a Roaring 20's night with an awesome local band, great food, drinks and prizes
  • Fun & Northland Hospitality guaranteed


Accommodation Options:
Quest Whangarei (09) 972-7854
Discovery Hotel Settlers (09) 438-2699
Distinction Hotel (09) 430-4080 (HQ Hotel)

Avenue Heights Motel (09) 438-2737

Cheviot Park Motor Lodge 0508-243-846
Pembroke Motor Lodge (09) 437- 6426
Bella Vista (09) 438-6990
BK's Pohutukawa Lodge (09) 430-8634


Find out more about what you can do and see in the Whangarei area here


Online Registration Form


Printable Registration Form


Latest Convention Newsletter




Upcoming Convention Dates:



Montreal, CANADA 25-29 June 2021


International Convention Website



Cairns, AUSTRALIA  3-5 September 2021


ANZI Pacific Forum CA7 2021 Website



Whangarei,  23-25 April 2021




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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