Wayne A. Madden 2013-05-14 20:09:15
In compliance with Article VI, Section 2 of the International By-Laws, I hereby issue the Official Call for the 2013 International Convention. Our 96th International Convention will be held in Hamburg, Germany. It begins at 10 a.m. July 5 and ends July 9. The purpose of the convention is to elect a president, first vice president, second vice president and 17 members of the International Board of Directors and to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Hamburg is a historic, beautiful city with an international flair, delicious food and stunning Old World architecture. Germany’s second-largest city is a major player on the world stage in commerce, culture, the arts, sports and tourism. It’s a wonderful, vibrant city Lions will enjoy and cherish. Convention Week is an unforgettable experience filled with fellowship, fun and enrichment. Lions will enjoy many decades-old traditions such as the stirring flag ceremony, the festive international parade and the highly entertaining multicultural international show. The lively plenary sessions include a keynote speech by former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush, the presentation of the 2013 Humanitarian Award to the legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who will sing for us, and the installation of the 2013-2014 international president and district governors. The Lions of Germany have been working diligently to make the convention run smoothly. Their admirable efficiency and gracious hospitality will ensure that Lions enjoy themselves and get the most they can out of the convention. In a World of Service, our convention is a pinnacle experience that makes Lions better able and more enthused to fulfill our service mission. I strongly encourage you to join more than 20,000 Lions in Hamburg for a memorable convention. Signed by me at Oak Brook, Illinois, United States of America, this 9th day of May 2013. Warmest regards,
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