Leeds has been announced as host city for the Lions Club International
Multiple District 105 Convention 2010.
The convention celebrates the diamond jubilee of Lions Clubs
International in the British Isles and Ireland and is set to attract over
The secular club claims to be the world’s
largest service club organisation with 1.3m members and the four-day Leeds convention takes place from 29 April to the 2 May.
The main events will be held at the Saviles
Hall at the Royal Armouries and includes a Swinging Sixties gala dinner to mark
the 60-year jubilee theme.
Head of Conference Leeds, Nicola Lockwood,
secured the event and says she is “really excited” to be bringing it to the
Event organiser and Sergeant-at-Arms for
the Lions Club Brian Yeoman, says:
“The decision to come to Leeds to
celebrate 60 years of Lionism in the UK and Ireland, is due to the forward
thinking of Conference Leeds, the facilities: such as top-class shopping
centres, excellent eating houses and choice of reasonably priced three- and
four-star hotels, such as The Queens, which we have chosen as our Headquarters
has also helped arrange a Civic Reception for the Lions.