Order of Proceedings

4th Annual Convention - Holiday Inn, Portsmouth

Friday 3rd March 2023

Approx
time
Registration opens 14:00
Exhibitions open 14:00
Hotel check-in open 15:00

Host Night Dinner: Cops & Robbers 7:00 for 7:15pm

19:00


Saturday 4th March 2023

Approx
time

PLEASE BE SEATED IN THE CONVENTION HALL BY 9:05am

DOORS CLOSE FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 9:10am PROMPT

Registration opens 08:15
Exhibitions open 08:15
Call to Order: District Sergeant at Arms PDG Lion Jarvis MacDonald 09:05
Health & Safety Briefing: District H&S Officer PDG Lion Brian Donovan
Welcome to Convention: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Opening of Convention: Video from International President Lion Brian Sheehan 09:10
Vote of Thanks for opening convention: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
National Anthems
Introduction of Guests & Principal Officers: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Recognition of PCC, PDGs and 1st Timers: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Mission Statement followed by One Ethic & One Purpose: Zone Chair Lion John Shephard
Afterglow Poem for Remembrance:  PDG Lion Jarvis Macdonald
Remembrance Ceremony: 1st VDG Lion David Taylor 09:30
Lighting of Remembrance Candle: DG Team and International Guest with partners  

Break - 5 mins: Those who wish to leave can do so at this point, those who wish to stay are more than welcome

09:35
Call to order, Attendance Report and Messages: District SAA PDG Lion Jarvis MacDonald
09:40
Invoke Standing Orders and No Tail Twisters: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Minutes of the 3rd Convention and Matters Arising: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Report of CNRO & Call for Nominations of Host Club for the 2024 District Convention: District CNRO PCC Lion John Goodchild
Business and Voting Procedures: District CNRO PCC Lion John Goodchild (See Appendix 1 for the Convention Standing Orders)
Nomination for District Governor 2023/2024: 1st VDG Lion David Taylor Introduced by District CNRO PCC Lion John Goodchild

Nomination for 1st VDG 2023/2024: 2nd VDG Lion Sandra Manktelow Introduced by District CNRO PCC Lion John Goodchild

Nominations for 2nd VDG 2023/2024: Lion Diane Hopkins & Lion Tim Hanton Introduced by District CNRO PCC Lion John Goodchild
Thanks to candidates: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Reports of the DG Team, District Almoner, Admin Team and Finance Committee (en bloc): District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth 10:26
Acceptance of the accounts for 2021/2022: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
District CNRO: District CNRO PCC Lion John Goodchild - see Resolutions page
Resolution 1 - Proposed by District Cabinet - Per capita Levy for 2023/2024
Resolution 2 - Proposed by District Cabinet - Appointment of Independent Examiners of Accounts
Resolution 3 - Proposed by District Cabinet - District 105sc Constitution to be divided into five subsections
Resolution 4 - Proposed by District Cabinet - Amend by-laws to change "audit" to "examination"
Resolution 5 - Proposed by Westbury Lions - Leo-Lions discounted dues
Resolution 6 - Proposed by Westbury Lions - Leo-Lions discounted dues to be proposed at MD Convention
10:44 
Zone Chair Reports (en bloc): District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth 10:59
Reports of the Club Development, Communications, Community Services, International Relations, LCIF Advisor and Youth Committees (en bloc): District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Introduction of special guest: DG Lion Dave Ebsworth

Comfort Break - 20 mins

11:24
Call to order: District SAA PDG Lion Jarvis MacDonald
11:44
Introduction of Peace Poster winner & Award: District Officer Lion Frances Bond 11:45
Introduction of Speaker on Childhood Cancer: DO Lion Linda Picton
Speaker on Childhood Cancer & Naomi House Hospice: Steve Bailey and Jonathan Perkins www.naomihouse.org.uk
Vote of Thanks: New voices officer Lion Heather Blackley
Introduction of International Guest: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth 12:06
Address of International Guest: PID Lion Per Christensen
Vote of Thanks: Zone Chair Lion Lisa Rust
Attendance Report and Notices: District SAA Lion Jarvis MacDonald

LUNCH - prebooked only - tickets must be shown

12:36

Ballot Boxes will be open until 1pm for Voting for District Governor 2023/2024, 1st Vice District Governor 2023/2024 and 2nd Vice District Governor 2023/2024

13:00
Settle back by: SAA Lion Jarvis MacDonald 13:40
Reconvene business session: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Introduction of Young Ambassador candidate and address: District Officer Lion Yorky Tuke
Introduction of Guest Speaker: Lion Marilyn Robson
Guest Speaker: Pauline Walker BEM The Electric Eels swimming club for youngsters with Down Syndrome https://electriceels.org.uk 13:49
Vote of Thanks: Zone Chair Lion Paul Allaway
Lions Den Reading Lions: Lion Jo Hamblin 14:06
LCIF: DO Lion Ann Huntley
Roar: DO Lion Eric Warner
New Voices: DO Lion Di Hopkins
Jersey Club: President Lion Stephen Taylor

Comfort break - 5 mins

14:46
Call to order: District SAA PDG Lion Jarvis MacDonald 14:51
Competitions and Awards: District Officer PDG Lion Judith Goodchild
Bill Field Sight Cup
Leo Plumley award for Community Service
Ian Birch Membership award
John Greenaway award for international activities
Colin Rickman Award for youth activities
Announcement of Election results those elected invited to address convention: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth 15:06
Introduction of Guest Speaker: Annie Ebsworth
Presentation on My Cancer My Choices: CEO Mandy Barter https://mycancermychoices.org 15:21
Vote of thanks: 2nd VDG Lion Sandra Manktelow
DG and International Awards: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth and PID Lion Per Christensen
Presentation of gift to international guest: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth 15:54
Presentation by Convention Host Committee 2023 and introduction of 2024 Committee: PDG Lion Patrick Hamblin
Presentation of 2024 Host Committee and Flag transfer: PDG Lion Patrick Hamblin
Any other important business: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
Final announcements: District SAA Lion Jarvis MacDonald
Closing Ceremony: Last Night at the Proms - Everyone
 
CLOSE OF 4th CONVENTION - 2023 16:27

Banquet and Ball: 7:00 for 7:15pm

19:00


Sunday 5th March 2023

Approx
time
Hotel check-out 10:00
Open forum: PID Lion Per Christensen, DG Lion Dave Ebsworth, GMT & GLT 10:00
Thanks and a Safe Journey Home: District Governor Lion Dave Ebsworth
CLOSE: Coffee & Refreshments for those who have pre-booked 12:00

All timings are approximate and subject to change at the DG's discretion

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