Friday April 1 to Sunday April 3, 2022
LIONS CLUBS 13 OH2 CALL TO CONVENTION
Lions and Leos,
District 13 OH2 will meet for its annual convention beginning on Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Strongsville. 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 Michael Banks and his wife Lion Anne Matoy-Banks, from Stillwater, OK.
Friday evening will be kicked off by Youngstown State University President, James P. Tressel. His life experiences in coaching and education mesh well with Lions commitment to service for a higher purpose. Social time will follow, along with a euchre tournament to sign up for those interested conventioneers. Dress is Lions casual.
Saturday will include an OH2 business meeting, along with learning sessions from the West Ohio Lions Eye Bank, Pilot Dogs, Inc., and a Convention service project will be held. An awards luncheon will recognize OH2 Lions Clubs and individuals for their accomplishments in the areas of leadership, membership and service. Council of Governors awards and LCI awards will also be presented. Dress is Lions Red Coat.
International Director Banks will keynote the OH2 Grand Banquet Saturday evening. Dress is Lions/business formal. Following the banquet, relax and enjoy the music selections of Tom’s Kitchen Table from Ashland, OH.
Sunday will include remembering Lions Eternal at a morning Necrology service, followed by OH2 elections to formally conclude the Convention. Cabinet members will stay for a recognition luncheon to end the Convention.
We are asking each club to donate an item or a gift basket to put in the Roaring Lions chance auction. As was done last year, tickets will be purchased and placed into each item’s spot again this year, for drawing on Saturday night. The items donated assist in convention registration costs and expenses. Thank you in advance for your participation in the OH2 Roaring Lions chance auction!
Thank-you in advance to all Lions that help sponsor this event with an item(s) or a program ad. It has been quite a year and we look forward to celebrating our wins, big and small, at this year’s convention.
Governor Kevin Reidy Convention Chair Marj Pond Convention Advisor Brent Parker
International Director Michael D. Banks
Come meet and enjoy the tales of our International Director Michael Banks and his lovely wife Anne. ID Banks has been an Oklahoma Lion in the Stillwater Noon Lions Club for over thirty years.
Director Banks has held a number of offices within the association including numerous terms as multiple district council treasurer. He has also served on the State Finance & Audit Committee and Constitution and By-Laws Committee as well as part of the Lions Senior Leadership Institute and USA/Canada Forum.
In addition to his Lions activities, Director Banks has served his community as treasurer of the Will Rogers Elementary School PTA; treasurer of Community Aids Network; member of the Payne County Sales Tax Oversight Board; and member of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce.
We look forward to fun and fellowship with ID Banks in April!