Postponement Of 2020 District A711 Convention

We wish to advise all District A711 Lions and clubs that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Cabinet voted this afternoon to postpone our 2020 District Convention.

This effectively means that clubs and individuals should go ahead and cancel their hotel bookings at Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel as soon as possible. The Cabinet Treasurer and Convention Registrar are currently working out how the Convention registration & meal refunds to all registered Lions will be processed. You will he hearing more about this from the Convention Committee.

Two Convention business items will still have to be executed before May 31st, 2020 - District elections and approval of the amendments to the District Constitution. In recognition of the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic and in line with directions given by the LCI Legal Counsel, the Cabinet has approved online voting for this year's elections. No cause for alarm. More details will follow on exactly how this is going to be done.

At this stage, out of concern for our members, we urge all our clubs to follow any advisories issued by their local authorities. Social distancing and avoidance of physical meetings/large crowds is now the norm.

Thank you for your service to the community.

In Lionism,
Dan Sibanda
District Governor, A711