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Lions of the North for the Next 100

Friday April 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM

The Lions of Bemidji and District 5M10 welcome Lions from around Minnesota, Manitoba, and Northwest Ontario to the 98th MD5M Convention to Bemidji’s Sanford Center April 21-23, 2017.

The theme for the 2017 MD5M Convention is Lions of the North for the Next 100.  2017 will be the 100th year of Lions International. Special celebrations and activities are being planned. We are expecting up to 600 Lions at our convention.

Planning has begun for the convention and the following committees are formed:  Administration, Registration, Greetings and Information, Publicity and Advertising, program Booklet, Finance, Entertainment and Speakers, and Souvenirs. Additional Information will be at the 5M10 midwinter convention at Fortune Bay in January, 2016.

If you are willing to serve on any of these committees, please contact either Lion Mel  or Lion Wayne Hosting a MD5M convention is a huge undertaking. We Bemidji Lions hope to draw from Lions clubs in 5M10 and the Bemidji area for volunteering for the many tasks at hand. Your encouragement and support is most welcome. We have an excellent opportunity to serve by working at this special event.

The last MD5M convention held in Bemidji was in 1941. The last MD5M convention hosted in 5M10 was in Thunder Bay in 2002.

Lodging nights will be April 20-21-22, 2017. Eight hotels within the city of Bemidji will have 330 rooms available for the 2017 MD5M Convention. One of these—Country Inn & Suites—is attached to the Sanford Center. Parking is always free at the hotels as well as the Sanford Center offering free parking for 1200 cars!

Country Inn & Suites of Bemidji — 218-441-4800

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