2021 District Convention

Main Stage activities

2021-04-17 09:00 - 10:00
Business Meeting
  1. Call to Order - District Governor (DG) Terrence "Tebo" RICHARDS
  2. Land Acknowledgement - Incoming DG Sandy HEERALAL-JUDHAN
  3. The Star-Spangled Banner
  4. Canadian National Anthem
  5. Moment of Silence for Deceased Lions & Members of the Armed Forces
  6. District Governor’s Remarks - DG Tebo RICHARDS
  7. Acknowledgment of International Guests - DG Tebo RICHARDS
  8. Introduction of Cabinet Officers (self‐introductions) & Guests
  9. Approval of Minutes of 2019 Convention Business Meeting - Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ann STEVENS
  10. Treasurer’s Report - Cabinet Treasurer (CT) James O’BREZA
  11. Approval of Final 2019‐2020 Financial Statements & Waiver of Audit - CT James O’BREZA
  12. Annual Motions for District A711 Corporation - DG Tebo RICHARDS
  13. Introduction of International Guest - Past District Governor (PDG) Teddy BOYCE
  14. International Guest Remarks - Past International Director (PID) Lowell J. BONDS
  15. Presentation of Slate of Officers for 2020‐2021 - Nominations Chair PDG Rolando dela CRUZ
  16. Presentation & Speeches of Candidates For District Offices - Elections Coordinator IPDG Dan SIBANDA
  17. * Candidates for Second Vice District Governor - CS Ann STEVENS, DC Dr Shafi BHUIYAN
  18. Other Business, Constitutional Changes - PDG Jeffery FRIEDMAN
  19. New Business - DG Tebo RICHARDS
  20. Announcements - Convention Chair PDG Jeffrey FRIEDMAN
  21. For the Good of Lionism, Lions Spirit Song
  22. Vote of Thanks - 2nd VDG Ferdy CORONEL
2021-04-17 13:15 - 14:00

Lion Daniel Elkins, 2nd VDG, District 22-D presents an interactive call to action seminar that challenges all Lions Clubs to find ways to offer youth programming and LEO leadership opportunities.

2021-04-17 14:15 - 15:00

Lion Paul Baker, PDG talks about how to recognize and work with the different personalities in your club

2021-04-17 15:00 - 17:00

Lion Sandy Herralal-Judhan, 1stVDG, introduces presentations by some of the many of the Cultures represented in the diversity that is District A-711

2021-04-17 18:30 - 22:00
International Guest (PID Lowell Bonds) Speech
Special Recognitions
2021-04-17 20:30 - 22:30
Lion Julian Austin's Cafe'Z6TO:
Kahoot Trivia with PDG Jamie Jones,
Karaoke with PCC Lion Winster Ceballos,
music for listening and jamming, singing, dancing, fun, and games.
2021-04-18 10:00 - 10:30

Cabinet Secretary Ann Stevens leads a celebebration of the service of the Lions who passed away since the 2019 convention

2021-04-18 11:00 - 12:15
Business Meeting - Continued

- Election Results
- Raffles
– Draws
- Convention Report
- DG Valedictorian Speech
- 2nd VDG Acceptance Speech
- Announcement of 2021-2022 Cabinet
- Announcements Convention Chair


Other Sessions

⇅ Schedule name ⇅ Schedule description ⇅ Speaker(s)
LEAD (Episode 1): Leadership Opportunities for Leos First in an Award Winning 22-part Series by the NJ Visionary Cyber LEO Club:
www.lionsvirtual.org Online fundraising with Square – Lions Virtual Classroom (13.22 min)PDG Chris Lewis
www.lionsvirtual.org Online fundraising w/Paypal & e-Clubhouse (13.22 min)
www.lionsvirtual.org Online fundraising – The Art of making donations easy and user-friendly as Possible (14:53 min)
www.lionsvirtual.org Online Fundraising - Flags 4 Heroes Virtual (15:44 min) - Outlines four Virtua online fundraising projects
www.lionsvirtual.org Facebook: Let’s Get Visible (20.52 min)
www.lionsvirtual.org Leadership Development in ClubsPID Steven Glass, District 29-I
Hospitality Suites Malvern Onyx
💡 Mississauge Central Lions
💡 100 Years of Lions in CanadaLearn the History of Lions in Canada by our Lions ScholarLion Ray Charbonneau
A Lions club's Tail-Twister is an essential role
Learn how a Tailtwister promotes fun and fellowshipLion Mike Geske
💡 Camp Huronda & 💡 Camp Dorset
Learn about the New Directions taken at these Diabetic CampsLion Ed Bosker
Engaging our communities in what Lions DoJoin us in discussing how we can outreach, to engage the public in what we doLions Terry Sawh & Bill Crawford
Collaborative FundraisingCalendar Sales ProgramLion Rhonda Bakusko
Discussion on our use of Social Media in our Lions Clubs
💡 topics document
💡 Facebook Fundraising
Traditional means of communicating club's achievements with the public included newspapers, magazines, etc. However, a number of social media applications are taking over the media. Our Lions clubs must use these new medias for our advantage. Popular social media include websites, Facebook, Instagram Twitter and YouTube. This session will be a discussion of the ways to get the best of using Facebook as it is by far the most popular social media. Attendees will describe their Facebook achievements.Lion Bill Cawford
Leo Workshop How to highlight Leo club experience in your ResumeLion Charu Gupta / LEO Javisaa Thiyagaraja
Childhood Cancer WorkshopJoin this workshop to discuss ways we can server this cause during Covid-19Lion Bob Caster, PRC
Diabetes WorkshopHow can we Serve this cause during Covid-19Lion Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan, ZC
Vision WorkshopOverview of Lions Vision Service projectsLion Bill Mackenzie, PDG A-2
💡 Environment WorkshopJoin this workshop to discuss ways we can server this cause during Covid-19Lion Harold Hobson, PDG & Lion Pam Joseph
Younger Members💡 How to attract & retain themLion Amanda Lok, Ryerson Campus LC
💡 Global Action Team - The Covid Challenge
Learn what's coming in LCI membership initiativesLion O.J. Wilura, PDG A-15 MDA GAT Area Leader
💡 Fundraising
How to plan a successful fundraiserLion Abdullah Gamandie, PRC
💡 Together, let's end Diabetes!
This virtual talk aims to build awareness and a thorough understanding of diabetes, and its ongoing management. It will help participants build an active lifestyle and healthy food habits to self-manage the disease. We will also share best practices of prevention for diabetes control.Lion Dr. Shafi Bhuiyan
💡 Serving Safely During Covid-19
 Lion Harold Hobson, PDG
Conflict Resolution
💡 Managing Conflict
💡 Tips for managing conflict
💡 Managing conflict styles handout
💡 What is emotional intelligence?
This Session, we will be dealing with Managing Conflict within our Lions Club, however the same principals can be applied in the workplace and in our personal lives. Discussions will include defining Conflict, Identify sources of conflict, Recognizing personal conflict resolution styles & apply strategies for resolving a conflict.PDG Jamie Jones, A-12
Advanced Secretary TrainingAdvanced Topics the Secretary Role, Ask your tough questions hereLion Perry Bowker
Women and the Pandemic (by Women's Initiatives & Lions New Voices District A-711 Committee)Women & The Pandemic: 6 Members of the Lions New Voices/Women's Initiatives Team presenting on the effects of the Covid 19 Pandemic on Women's Lives from Home and Family to Employment, Mental Health and Gender Based Violence. Topics cover how and why the Covid19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting women and wrapping up with ideas and suggestion for How Lions Can HelpLion Carol McCague, PRC
LION Clubs International Foundation introduction and Campaign 100learn about the foundation its past and futureLion Dick Peel, PDG A-16
Case studies of Gala preparation and execution will be reviewedLion Kanta Arora & Jatinder Chabra
Lions Foundation (LCIF) WorkshopLearn about the many types of Grants available through LCIF for projectsLion Dick Peel, PDG A-16
💡 What the Heck is Lions Quest?
Are you a Lion, Lioness, or Leo who has asked this question? Join us for this introductory webinar to learn about Lions Clubs International signature youth program, and how we are making a difference across Canada (and around the world). Find out how you and your club can become involved with Lions QuestLion Joanne McQuiggan, A-15
💡 New Lions Orientation Level One
for new Lions in 2020-2021Lion Julian Austin
Covid-19: I, Me, and YouStress: Social, Finance and Mental HealthLion Dr. Vidya Butany M.B.B.S, FRCPC Psychiatrist
Lions University & Leadership Institute Alumni GatheringYou will be challenged by our PIDs to pursue more Leadership development and to take on new leadership roles in Lions ClubsPID Tom Gordon, A-16 and PID Lowell Bonds, 34B
💡 Lions Foundation of Canada update
learn about the many changes at the foundation and the impact of Covid-91 on their fundraising effortsBeverly Crandell, Chief Executive Officer
💡 Our Hearing Conservation Projects / History session part 1
session part 2
Learn how you can help in our Hearing Conservation Actions include a W5/History on this valued service causeLion Slava Tsvetkov, PZC, PDG Zoltan Dohar, A-2
Leadership Training & Development Opportunities - part 1
Leadership Training & Development Opportunities - part 2
This session will explore details about leadership courses offered by My Lions/MyLCI’s Learning Centre, Lions University & various Training Institutes. We will also look at an example of a USA/Canada Leadership Forum (required for a Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate). This should help all Lions, especially new ones, to gain insight into training options offered by LCI, as they plan their leadership journeys. PDG Harold Hobson & Lion Laila Moosabhoy
Ethical Values in LionismLion Julian Austin
Leadership Development in ClubsPID Steven Glass, District 29-I
Team Dynamics in Lions ClubsLion Elsa Cailin
CNIB Lake Joe update and our 60 year telationship with Lions
Tara Oliphant
Peace Poster and Essay Contests
This session will provide details about the Peace Poster & Essay Contests that are only open to children aged 11-13. The theme for 2021-2022 is “We are all Connected”. We will look at past peace poster contest winners, criteria for judging peace posters, how to set up contests for your Clubs and why it is important that Clubs participate.Lions Jeffrey Friedman, PDG & Lion Laila Moosabhoy
💡 Diabetes Canada
Lion Nicole Holder-Dulson
Sunshine Foundation of Canada
Shannon LaHay
💡 MyLion Reporting activities - Made easy
Topics include how to convert service activities posted into MyLion reportsLion Harold Hobson, PDG