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Make Plans To Attend the Lions Jubilee Concert 
Sunday, July 2 at 8:00PM

Direct from Germany, the TRACHTENKAPELLE HOEPFINGEN band will be performing at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church located on Michigan Avenue. Enjoy a night of German and American music featuring a mix of classical, folk, and pop selections for the low advance ticket price of just $15.00! Lions, family members, and friends are all welcome to attend this wonderful event. Proceeds will benefit the Lions-Quest Future in Diversity program in Germany and the Lions of Illinois Foundation. A big thanks to the Lions of MD 111 Germany and MD 1-A in Illinois for making this event possible. Please email rah0208@SBCglobal.net if you have any questions.

International Show Update

There has also been a significant change in the Event Schedule. This year the International Show will feature two shows on two nights, July 1 and July 3!

• July 1, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “The Beach Boys”
• July 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. “Chicago”

Be sure to check the Website often for the most up-to-date Event Schedule!

Looking for an opportunity to serve while in Chicago?

New for LCI Chicago Convention! Lions and Leos from around the world are coming together to volunteer at large-scale projects. Registration is now open for hands-on opportunities, such as urban farm gardening, beach and river clean-ups, hygiene kit assembly, and foodbank packing sessions. Pre-registration along with a US$25 non-refundable payment is required and space is limited.

Lions Performance Stage

Calling all talented Lions!  A special Lions Performance Stage will be placed inside the exhibit hall where you will have the opportunity to perform up to 45-minutes representing your club and district to a global audience at the Chicago convention.  From singers, musicians, dancers, and more – this is your special opportunity to entertain, have fun, and share your culture with your fellow Lions.

Due to the expected high demand, performance times will be allotted by LCI.  Please complete the Performance Stage application and return it to convention@lionsclubs.org.  

Lions Campfire Sessions / Lions Den

Did your club or district do a unique service project?  Did you discover a new way to attract members to your club?  Have you revamped your club or district’s meetings?  Do you have expertise in an area that you’d like to share with your fellow Lions?  If you’ve answered “Yes” to any of these questions then you should apply to present at one of the Lions Campfire Sessions / Lions Den areas at the Chicago convention.  We will have two designated areas inside the exhibit hall where informal discussions up to 30-minutes in length regarding topics of interest plus 15-minutes for questions and answers will be available to convention attendees.  This is a great opportunity to share and learn from others.

Due to the expected high demand, session times will be allotted by LCI.  Please complete the Lions Campfire Session / Lions Den application and return it to convention@lionsclubs.org.  

Apply for these great convention opportunities today!

IMPORTANT:  Please note that we expect to receive more applications than available time slots.  All applications will be reviewed by a committee for selection.  Applications need to be received by January 31 with the selected performers and speakers notified by mid-March.

Convention Attendees:  Stay Connected in Chicago and Beyond with Cellhire!

Cellhire is offering convention attendees special pricing on their WiFi Mobile Hotspot devices that let you easily and securely connect up to 5 devices to the internet.  Enjoy the convenience of being connected everywhere and avoid expensive in-room hotel WiFi charges. Cellhire is also offering special discounted rental pricing for Smartphones and SIM Cards.

If you’re travelling beyond Chicago, no worries – your Cellhire rental will work throughout the USA!

Your Cellhire rental can be picked up on Friday, June 30, at McCormick Place or Cellhire can deliver it to your hotel or USA address.  All Hotspot and Smartphone rentals will include a pre-paid return envelope to make it easy to send back.  SIM cards will be deactivated after your rental term. Reserve yours today!

Strides Walk for Diabetes Awareness

Join Lions and Leos as we walk along beautiful Lake Michigan to raise awareness about diabetes and the importance of healthy exercise for prevention and management. Together we can help prevent and control this global epidemic by uniting Lions and Leos around this cause. Participants will receive a Strides pin. Water will be provided.

Date: Sunday, July 2nd
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Starting location: Please meet by the fountains just inside Gate 4, near the Grand Ballroom Lobby.

Strides ZUMBA for Diabetes Awareness

Join Lions and Leos as we dance to promote the Strides program which educates communities and inspires healthy and active lifestyles to support diabetes prevention and management. Participants will receive a Strides pin. Water will be provided.

Date: Monday, July 3rd
Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Location: N227

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