ATTENTION CANADIAN CLUBS: If your coming to the Multiple Convention and have some eye glasses or Hearing Aids you want to recycle, please bring them to convention and drop off at the Lions Foundation's display Table.
Updates and news related to the 2018 MD5M Convention will appear here, so check back often to see what has developed with regard to your 99th MD5M Multiple convention.
Our Saturday Night our keynote speaker is 1st VP Gudrun Yngvadottir from Iceland, see her information below, but you will also want to hear about the other speakers at the 99th MD5M multiple convention in April this year. If you have not signed up to be in Winnipeg this
April 13th - 15th then please do ASAP.
International Guest announced for the 99th MD5M Multiple Convention:
First Vice President of Lions Clubs International, Gudrun Yngvadottir of Gardabaer, Iceland will be our Guest Speaker at the Saturday Banquet.
Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir, from Gardabaer, Iceland, was elected to serve as first vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 100th International Convention, held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 30 through July 4, 2017. Vice President Yngvadottir is vice director of the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Iceland.
A member of the Gardabaejar Eik Lions Club since 1992, she has held many offices within the association, including club president, leadership chair, Leo chair, Lions Quest chair, treasurer, vice district governor, district governor, multiple district LCIF coordinator, secretary and leadership development chair and coordinator for the Lions Leadership Institute in Iceland. She also served as a faculty member and presented at numerous Lions Leadership Institutes, Faculty Development Institutes and international conventions.
In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards including the 100% Club President Award, an Extension Award, the Governor’s Extension Award, the Founder’s Membership Growth, District Governor Award, eight International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, an International President’s Leadership Award, seven International President’s Awards and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to her Lions activities, Vice President Yngvadottir is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Icelandic Association of Biomedical Scientists, Icelandic Association of Academics and the Association of Icelandic University Teachers.
Vice President Yngvadottir and her husband, Dr. Jon Bjarni Thorsteinsson, a past international director and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have one son, one daughter and five grandchildren.
LOOK AT THESE ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES:
Go to the Fundraising page to sign up for these alternative programs at the Multiple:
1. Wonderful Winnipeg City Tours
City tours: Enjoy the tour from the comfort of a modern (air-conditioned) 24-passenger mini-bus*, operated by an experienced driver Wendy Morrissey and narrated by the co-founder and former Leader of Yes! Winnipeg, Bill Morrissey. Where you will get unparalleled insight into Winnipeg’s origins, its many attractions, and why it is one of the best places in Canada to work, live and play.
They will pick you up at the hotel and drop you back two hours later, This a great way to get the highlights of the city. ( this is not a hop on -hop off bus.) The cost on this tour is $30.00 CDN per person, payable at convention. TOUR # 3 IS SOLD OUT
2. Painting with Rick
Painting with Rick; Ste Anne lions member Rick will show you that you can paint, See below the set up and the painting you will do and get to take your painting home with you. A fun activity on Friday afternoon. The cost for this activity is $35.00 CDN which includes ALL the supplies you need to paint this beautiful picture. You have to register for this one early as only the first 35 people will be accepted due to space and time commitments.
Go to the fundraising page to reserve your seat for this alternative activity at the 99th MD5M Convention.
Never heard of a Manitoba Social, Here is a brief explanation for you to know and understand what a great event this will be on Friday the 13th at the convention in the PEG.
Wear your Hockey Sweater / Jersey or Team Sheehan Jersey to the social to promote your team..
Take a shot on net and win a prize or purchase a chance to win a Texas mickey of crown royal which was distilled in Gimli MB
When traveling to Canada and Winnipeg you may want to check out this website, It is for Canada Border Services Agency (Canada Customs) http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html
This will tell you what you can and can NOT bring into Canada, It also has the wait times at border crossings and what the hours are for each location. Both Warroad, MN and Pembina ND crossings are open 24 hours, the others vary from 8 PM closing to midnight. Check it out.....