LCI International Convention
More than 20,000 members of Lions Clubs International and their families gathered in Honolulu, as part of the association’s 98th Lions Clubs International Convention.
Highlights of the convention include:
· A spectacular Parade of Nations with 10,000 Lions from over 120 countries and geographic areas, many in native dress, along with bands and colorful floats. The parade was held on Saturday, June 27 and took place in Honolulu on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki.
· Recognition of the young winners of the 27th Lions International Peace Poster Contest and Our World, Our Future Essay Contest for blind and visually impaired students.
· A colorful flag ceremony with the flags of Lions nations from around the world.
· Presentation of the 2015 Lions Humanitarian Award, the highest honor of the association, to Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children.
· Election of Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada of Minokamo, Gifu, Japan, as the 2015-2016 Lions Clubs.
Some of our members not only contributed to the District efforts to host this prestigious event, but they also enjoyed being participants:
“The Hawaii Lions received worldwide “kudos” for being wonderful hosts for the 98th Lions Club International Convention in Honolulu. It was a special opportunity to meet Lions from many countries and extend our Aloha spirit. Working as one of 500 volunteers did not allow for attendance at many plenary sessions during this convention but the social evening events and especially the dinners with the International families, Past Officers, International Directors, and fellow District Governors were fabulous! Every Lion should attend a International Convention to gain the full experience of our Lions sharing knowledge and fellowship.”
– PDG Bernard Ho