Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19, 2023
At the Mid-Ohio Conference Center located at 890 W 4th St, Mansfield, OH 44903
Lions and Leos,
District 13 OH2 will meet for its annual convention beginning on Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center in Mansfield. We will gather for the purpose of recognizing the efforts of our Lions, providing Lions learning sessions, discussing district business, holding our district elections, and remembering the Lions that have passed away.
Our international guest for the weekend will be International Director BJ Blankenship and his wife. We look forward to fun and fellowship with ID Blankenship in March!
Governor Cindy Beat, Lioncindy.email@example.com
Meet our International guest, PID B.J. Blankenship
Billy J. (B.J.) Blankenship and his wife, Lion Carolyn, hail from Lafayette, Tennessee, USA. PID B.J. was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2018. He served in this post from July 2018 to June 2021.
Director Blankenship is currently a member of the Macon County Board of Education – Transportation Department. He is a retired Tennessee Army National Guardsman having last held the position of Maintenance Control Sergeant.
He has been a part of the Lafayette Lions Club since 1994 and has held many positions within the association including district governor and district GLT coordinator. He has also served as LCIF multiple district coordinator, district leadership development chairperson and multiple district GMT coordinator. Director Blankenship has also served as Sergeant-at-Arms at International convention from 2015-2017.
In recognition of his service he has been awarded three International President’s Awards, an International President’s Leadership Award and nine International President’s Certificates of Achievement. He is also a recipient of the association’s highest recognition, the Ambassador of Good Will award.