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In 1921, the first Lions roared into Wisconsin. This weekend, we’ll commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin Lions, and it would only be fitting to celebrate in Green Bay, home of the second Lions Club chartered in the state.

This convention is extra special – not only because we are celebrating the centennial, but because we’ll be together in person. The MD27 State Convention, “Marching Into the Next Century” is happening today through Saturday at the KI Convention Center.

The fun kicks off today with a four-person golf scramble at Royal St. Patrick’s Golf Links in Wrightstown. The afternoon will include registration, exhibitor table set-up and the Council of Governors Meeting.

We’ll hit the ground running on Friday as the morning begins with board meetings and informative seminars. Followed by the opening luncheon featuring Tom Thibodeau, who will inspire us with the Positive Power of Servant Leadership. We’ll have our choice of interesting seminars to attend in the afternoon. We’re especially looking forward to listening in on the Lions Camp Seminar, a panel discussion with families and campers moderated by Dr. David Selner.

The day will finish with an Elections Officials Meeting, Strides Walk and Past DG Organization. Then, we’ll get together to celebrate the roaring ‘20s! Be sure to pack your flapper skirt and fedora. 

Saturday will begin with a Lions Business Meeting and Awards Presentation. District meetings will commence at 10:30 am, followed by a noon luncheon and last block of seminars. The afternoon will continue with the WLF Annual Meeting, voting and Governors Honor Banquet. Click to see the complete schedule of events.

We are excited to participate in the various seminars and meetings, but we cannot wait to see the smiling faces that we have been missing for months. It will feel so good to work together to reach, touch and improve lives as Lions.

What are you most looking forward to at the state convention? Let us know in the comments below.

See you in Green Bay!