Lions and Lioness of
27-B1 and friends of B1 held their 41st Annual Convention of District
27-B1 at the Heidel House in Green Lake. Our guest was
Second Year International Director Jerome
Thompson from Moulton, Alabama.
The theme of the conference was
"Preparing for the Hundredth Year of Lions
Clubs International Celebration in Chicago".
Registration was 218 Lions, Lioness and guests.
Every club was asked to
bring a gift to be included in our successful “Bucket Raffle.”
Friday began with the
cabinet meeting and
a Hospitality Party. The opening business session began at 8:00 a.m. with
a flag ceremony with the flags carried in by Lions who are Veterans. Zone Chair Ellen Chaney
from Sheboygan Evening and District Governor Elect Fred Gebhart from Stockbridge were presented with President's Certificates of Appreciation.
A Birch-Sturm Fellowship were awarded to IPDG Marv Henke
from the district.
The passing of 46 Lions and 2 Lioness were recognized at
the Necrology Service.
$32,525 was donated by 13 clubs. The Cleveland
Lions Club bid the highest for the Bell at $5,200.
Outstanding seminars were held after the luncheon banquet.
LEBW President PDG Dierk Van Cleef presented "Bigger and Better" from the Eye
Bank. Lion Brian McKay from Verona Lions Club presented "Making Social
Media Effective for Your Club". Wisconsin Lions Camp Director Lion Andrea
Yenter presented "What are Lions Doing Better."
64 delegates voted - results of the voting are:
Fred Gebhart as District Governor Elect
Dave Lee as First Vice District Governor Elect
Michael De Baere as Second Vice District Governor Elect
There was no nomination for Wisconsin Lions Foundation Director
Sheboygan Noon Lions was elected for 2017-2018 District Bowling.
Pin Design # 4 won the 2018
district pin contest.
Poster #4, Yuki Sasoko, 13, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Middle School won the
Peace Poster contest.
Advisory vote for the 2017 convention on November 10 & 11 - Holiday Inn,
The District Raffle was drawn after the dinner. 1st Place
Neshkoro Lions , 2nd, Ripon Lioness, 3rd, Elroy Ringmeier, 4th, Fond du Lac
Lioness, 5th and 6th, Oakfield Lions.
Convention Registration Form
History Convention Pins
Bidding on District Bank