President’s Service Blog: Your Invitation to International Convention

In looking at my calendar, I cannot believe how soon we’ll be gathering in Seattle for our International Convention. As you read our LION magazine and visit our Web site, you’ll get a preview of our convention activities. For instance, on Tuesday after the international parade, we will be having an outstanding multicultural International Show. I’m very pleased that our son, Kevin, who sang in Sydney will be the master of ceremonies for this event.

During the Plenary Sessions we will have outstanding speakers, such as on Wednesday, Bill Gates Sr., the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Thursday, we will be recognizing our humanitarian award winner and on Friday, the keynote speaker will be former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Also during the plenary sessions we will have entertainment that will include LaDonna Gatlin, sister of the Gatlin Brothers, and Gordon Mote, a blind pianist and singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.

At the convention, you will renew friendships, and meet new Lions to share in a wonderful Lions experience. The time is running out, so if you haven’t made your reservations, please do so today and plan to spend July 4-8 in Seattle, Washington, USA, where Judy and I will be there to meet you personally. Until then, see you in Seattle!

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