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2019 District Convention, May 3-5, 2019
Lions of Wyoming - District 15
Wyoming Lions and guests are invited to come to Gillette and participate the Wyoming State Lions Convention, Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. The Gillette Lions Club is planning the event featuring a time to network, time to connect with LCI, time to learn, time to celebrate and remember, time for business, and time for fun.
During the day on Friday various boards will meet. There is time for those not involved to explore Gillette and have fun with a poker run Friday afternoon. Staring a 6:00 PM the Second Annual Lions Challenge for Visually Impaired Youth will be held. This festive evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar, live and silent auctions, and fellowship will provide funds to support the Wyoming Lions Summer School for Youth with Visual Impairments and the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp on Casper Mountain.
Saturday begins with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank sponsored breakfast, updates, and recognitions or a Strides walk. Mayor Louise Carter-King will kick off the convention with a welcome. DG Bob Lyons will then conduct the District 15 Annual Business meeting followed the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp Annual Meeting.
Voting will be held or the various open positions. Clubs need to present their club credentials to District Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer Jim Reynolds prior to the election.
At 12:15 PM the Lions of Wyoming Foundation Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with lunch. This year’s Peace Poster contest winner will be recognized at this time.
There will be two breakout sessions. The first session will feature a choice between Diabetes Awareness and the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. The second session will feature a presentation by Third Vice President Brian Sheehan on membership for everyone.
Third Vice President Brian Sheehan will rap with his fellow Lions before a no-host cocktail social. The evening will culminate with a banquet followed by local entertainment and later the hospitality room.
Sunday morning will feature a Celebration of Life to recognize our fallen Lions during the last year. We will follow with breakfast, election results, and comments by the Leadership Team. The Summit Committee meeting will focus on a review of the convention and other district matters.
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the MD 5M Web Site Appreciation Award, the MD 5M Al Jensen Leadership Award, the Founders Membership Growth Award, six International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, an International President’s Leadership Award, four International President’s Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lions activities, Vice President Sheehan is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He has served as president of Bird Island Civic and Commerce, director of the Learning Funhouse and as a member of various school committees. He also received the 2011 U.S. Small Business Association Minnesota Small Business Person of the Year Award.
Vice President Sheehan and his wife, Lori, also a Lion and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons and two daughters.
Sights in Campbell County and Gillette
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Call to make reservations by April 3, 2019.
CONVENTION hOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
2009 S. DOUGLAS HIGHWAY, GILLETTE, WY 82718
OUR SPECIAL GUEST WILL BE THIRD INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT BRIAN SHEEHAN
Brian E. Sheehan, from Bird Island, Minnesota, USA, was elected to serve as third vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA June 29 through July 3, 2018.
Vice President Sheehan is the founder and CEO of Rural Computer Consultants, a software development company.
A member of the Bird Island Lions Club since 1991, he has held many offices within the association, including council chairperson, long range planning chairperson, membership chairperson, retention chairperson, women’s initiative chairperson and the MD convention chairperson. He has also served as the chairperson of the Headquarter Operation & Finance Committee, USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Seminars chairperson, Lions University coordinator, DGE group leader, GMT liaison and board appointee to several committees including Constitutions and Bylaws, LCIFExecutive, LCI Executive, USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum and the Centennial Action committees. He has been a presenter at numerous Lions events, including the USA/Canada Forum. He currently serves as a GLT area leader and is a member of the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Planning Committee.
In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including Club Lion of the Year, the District 5M 4 Diabetes Awareness Award,