The Board of Directors has voted to cancel the 2020 Lions International Convention due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that the next International Convention will be held in 2021 in Montreal, Canada.
After evaluating a variety of different options including moving the convention to a different venue or postponing the convention to a later date, the Board of Directors voted to cancel the 2020 convention. This decision was made with the health and safety of our Lions, staff and vendors in mind.
The Illinois State government in USA on Friday announced a stay-at-home order starting at 5 p.m. Saturday through at least April 7, marking Illinois’ most aggressive step yet to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The measures included the requirement to cease all non-essential services in the state. Lions Clubs International is identified as non-essential. To comply with the state mandate, the Lions Clubs International Headquarters in Oak Brook will be closed at least until April 7, 2020.
While staff will not physically be in the building, staff teams will be working remotely and available during business hours to respond to the needs of Lions. You may contact LCI staff or LCIF staff as needed.
The purpose of the Ohio Lions Traveling Tent Project is to assist Ohio Lions Clubs with providing information about Lions Clubs International and especially their local club activities in their communities. It’s also to help with recruiting of new members and even hoping to get some former members to return to Lions.
An experienced Ohio Lion will come to your event with signs and handouts (and a tent if it’s outside) to help visitors better understand what being a Lion is all about. He will answer questions about Lions Clubs International and the local Lions Clubs activities and what they do to help their local community and the world.