Lions and Lioness of
27-B1 and friends of B1 held their
42nd Annual Convention of District
27-B1 at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc. Our guest was PID Jerimiah "Doc" Myers
from Kodiak, Alaska.
The theme of the conference was
"The Power of We. We
Registration was 206 Lions, Lioness and guests. 168 were at the luncheon
and 50 at the evening banquet.
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 Kiel Lions brought their Casino Night equipment
and dealt a lot of Blackjack and Roulette. The opening
business session began
Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. with
a flag ceremony with the flags carried in by Lions who are Veterans accompanied
by Cub Lions from Winnebago East Shore.
Three clubs were presented with President's Certificates of Appreciation.,
Appleton Noon for their Vision Screening program, Larsen-Winchester for their
Ramp Building project and Stockbridge for
taking the piers in and out up at Lions Camp.
The passing of 31 Lions and 1 Lioness were recognized at
the Necrology Service.
$29,000 was donated by clubs at the Parade of Checks. The Fairwater
Lions Club bid the highest for the Bell at $4,500.
Outstanding seminars were held before and after the luncheon banquet.
We heard about school nurses talking about vision screening, organ donation and
the need for non-prescription Epipens, the prison puppy project for Leader Dogs,
the Restoring Hope Transplant House and eye tissue transplants.
73 delegates voted - results of the voting are:
Dave Lee as District Governor Elect
Michael De Baere as First Vice District Governor Elect
There was no nomination for Second Vice District Governor Elect
Poy Sippi Lions was elected for 2018-2019 District Bowling.
Pin Design # 1 won the 2019
district pin contest.
Poster #2, Raelyn Hansen, Rosendale Intermediate
School won the Peace Poster contest.
place Robert Winkel sponsored by Elkhart Lake Lions, 3rd place
Grace Schwaller sponsored by Random Lake Lions.
resolution for dues increase of $1.50 for leadership passed unanimously.
Advisory vote for the 2018 convention on November 9 & 10 - Radisson Paper
There are 6
winners with $1,624 being disbursed.1st place Mary Brethoewer, 2nd
place New Holstein Lions, 3rd place Plainfield Lions, 4th
place Jerome Wagner, 5th place Kingston Lioness and 6th
place Neshkoro Lions Prize money ranged from $649.60 to $32.48
History Convention Pins
Bidding on District Bank