2018 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum

“Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, so wrote John Keats.

Thankfully, no mist is in evidence on this, first, trip of the Autumn.


Destination: Columbus, Ohio, for the 2018 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum.

A strong team travelled; in addition to Heidi and I, ID Geoff & May and PCC Philip & Jacqueline were also present. The USA Canada Forum is attended by the Executive Officers, many Past Presidents and current Board Members. It presents an opportunity to meet with many of the Association’s key leaders.

Whilst here I will, together with ID Geoff, be delivering letters confirming the Multiple District’s endorsement of PID Patti Hill, who has been recommended by the International Board as the preferred Candidate for 3rd Vice President at the International Convention, Milan. PID Patti has been the International Guest at many of our District Conventions and is well known and respected. I have also been asked to deliver Letters of Endorsement on behalf of D133 Ireland.

Watch this space as I will provide updates on the Forum, over the next few days.

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