History

1977

Rosemont, IL

Norm Dahl

Theme:
Honorary Chair: Johnny Balbo
Host Chair: John Oberweiss
Date: September 30 – October 2
Chairperson

1978

Detroit, MI

Richard Hall

Theme:
Honorary Chair: Ralph Lynam
Host Chair:
Date: September 22-24
Chairperson

1979

Bloomington, MN

George Crumbley

Theme: Leadership in Lionism
Honorary Chair: William Chandler
Host Chair: Gerry Robbins
Date: September 21-23
Chairperson

1980

St Louis, MO

RW Dennis

Theme: Motivation for Leadership
Honorary Chair: William Chandler
Host Chair: Bill Steinbrueck & Russell Nixon
Date: October 17-19
Chairperson

1981

Denver, CO

Don Buckalew

Theme: Challenges of Leadership
Honorary Chair: Ebb Grindstaff
Host Chair: Earl Maddox & Lonnie Farmer
Date: September 11-13
Chairperson

1982

Louisville, KY

Don Buckalew

Theme: Inspiration Through Leadership
Honorary Chair: Ebb Grindstaff
Host Chair: Earl Maddox & Lonnie Farmer
Date: September 24-26
Chairperson

1983

Chicago, IL

Robert E Anderson

Theme: Strength Through Leadership
Honorary Chair: Jim Fowler
Host Chair: Norm Dahl
Date: September 23-25
Chairperson

1984

Philadelphia, PA

James Miller

Theme: Growth Through Leadership
Honorary Chair: Bert Mason
Host Chair: Ted Fusco
Date: September 21-23
Chairperson

1985

Hollywood, FL

Ross DiMarco

Theme: Reach Out With Leadership
Honorary Chair: Joeseph Wroblewski
Host Chair: Donald Hill
Date: September 20-22
Chairperson

1986

Calgary, AB

Bruce Murray

Theme: Skills For Leadership
Honorary Chair: Judge Brian Stevenson
Host Chair: Art Hironaka
Date: September 18-21
Chairperson

1987

Kansas City, MO

William Leibensperger

Theme: Integrity in Leadership
Honorary Chair: Judge Brian Stevenson
Host Chair: Lee Buck & George Jensen
Date: September 17-20
Chairperson

1988

Niagara Falls, NY

William L Bill Biggs

Theme: Paths to Excellence
Honorary Chair: Austin Jennings
Host Chair: Gordon Hubbard & John Daniels
Date: September 22-25
Chairperson

1989

Albuquerque, NM

George L Mick Barrus

Theme: Vision for the Future
Honorary Chair: William L Bill Biggs
Host Chair: William Schum & Hilliard Lewis
Date: September 14-17
Chairperson

1990

Nashville, TN

Robert J. Drabek

Theme: Involvement – We Serve in Action
Honorary Chair: Don Banker
Host Chair: John Justice & Earl Tatum
Date: September 20-22
Chairperson

1991

Salt Lake City, UT

Norman M. Dean

Theme: Involvement – Accept the Challenge
Honorary Chair: Don Banker
Host Chair: Jay Meservy
Date: September 26-28
Chairperson

1992

Oklahoma City, OK

Daniel W Dan Cole

Theme: Membership Strength – Our Future
Honorary Chair: Jim Coffey
Host Chair: Robert Lee
Date: September 24-26
Chairperson

1993

Winston-Salem, NC

Fred D Cole

Theme: Leadership – Our Responsibility
Honorary Chair: Jim Coffey
Host Chair: John Shepherd
Date: September 9-12
Chairperson

1994

Des Moines, IA

L. Blaine Rush

Theme: Unity – A New Generation
Honorary Chair: William Wunder
Host Chair: Gary Fry
Date: September 22-25
Chairperson

1995

Edmonton, AB

Tom Broughton

Theme: Leadership – Our Foundation
Honorary Chair: William Wunder
Host Chair: Bill Bissonnette
Date: September 14-17
Chairperson

1996

Milwaukee, WI

Richard A Dick Tyler

Theme: Building Bridges to the Future
Honorary Chair: Pat Patterson
Host Chair: Harry McMeeken & Tom Thorson
Date: September 26-28
Chairperson

1997

Syracuse, NY

Karl Adamson

Theme: Proud Past – Brighter Future
Honorary Chair: Pat Patterson
Host Chair: Stanley Deminski
Date: September 25-27
Chairperson

1998

Lexington, KY

Dr. John Pearce

Theme: Gateway to Excellence
Honorary Chair: Jim Ervin
Host Chair: Mike Levenson
Date: September 24-27
Chairperson

1999

Birmingham, AL

Roy D. Wilson

Theme: Visions, Opportunities, Responsibilities: For all the World to See
Honorary Chair: Jim Ervin
Host Chair: Bill Tisdale
Date: September 16-19
Chairperson

2000

Tucson, AZ

Phillip J Ingwell

Theme: Learning Today Leading Tomorrow
Honorary Chair: Frank Moore
Host Chair: Joe Huntsman
Date: September 21-24
Chairperson

2001

Halifax, NS

Gary Fry

Theme: Light the Path to Leadership
Honorary Chair: Frank Moore
Host Chair: Jim Sherry
Date: September 20-22
Chairperson

2002

Fort Worth, TX

John Daum

Theme: One World One Heart: Building a Better Tomorrow
Honorary Chair: Kay Fukushima
Host Chair: Jack Harris
Date: September 19-21
Chairperson

2003

Portland, OR

Joe Preston

Theme: Innovation – The Gateway to Leadership
Honorary Chair: Clem Kusiak
Host Chair: Sunny Pulley
Date: September 18-20
Chairperson

2004

Reno, NV

Edward Gear

Theme: Sharing Success
Honorary Chair: Clem Kusiak
Host Chair: Vince Vinella
Date: September 8-11
Chairperson

2005

Peoria, IL

Gene Polgar

Theme: Passion to Excel
Honorary Chair: Jimmy Ross
Host Chair: Terry Knollenberg
Date: September 21-24
Chairperson

2006

Columbus, OH

Jack Harris

Theme: Discover a New World of Leadership and Service
Honorary Chair: Jimmy Ross
Host Chair: Earl Strawn
Date: September 14-16
Chairperson

2007

Grand Rapids, MI

Ed McCormick

Theme: Making a Difference Through the Challenges of Change
Honorary Chair: Al Brandel
Host Chair: Gary Anderson
Date: September 5-8
Chairperson

2008

Saskatoon, SK

Terry Graham

Theme: Everyday Heroes Performing Miracles Through Service
Honorary Chair: Al Brandel
Host Chair: Ron Belke
Date: September 14-16
Chairperson

2009

Memphis, TN

Chuck Kostro

Theme: Move to Grow – Lions Leading Through Service
Honorary Chair: Sid Scruggs
Host Chair: Floyd Schriber
Date: September 24-26
Chairperson

2010

Milwaukee, WI

William Bill Iannacone

Theme: A Beacon of Hope Through Leadership and Service
Honorary Chair: Sid Scruggs
Host Chair: Phil Ingwell
Date: September 23-25
Chairperson

2011

Anchorage, AK

Bud Wahl

Theme: I Believe in Lions Leadership
Honorary Chair: Wayne Madden
Host Chair: Buster Hall
Date: September 22-24
Chairperson

2012

Tampa, FL

Polly Voon

Theme: Leadership in a World of Service
Honorary Chair: Wayne Madden
Host Chair: Jackie Camerion
Date: September 13-15
Chairperson

2013

Overland Park, KS

Doug Lozier

Theme: Follow the Leadership Road to Your Dreams
Honorary Chair: Joe Preston
Host Chair: Neal Nichols
Date: September 19-21
Chairperson

2014

San Juan, PR

Ron Duffe

Theme: Building Leadership One Block at a Time
Honorary Chair: Joe Preston
Host Chair: Eugenio Roman
Date: September 9-11
Chairperson

2015

Grand Rapids, MI

Mark Miller

Theme: The Grand Forum
Honorary Chair: Bob Corlew
Host Chair: John Johnston
Date: September 17-19
Chairperson

2016

Omaha, NE

Gary Anderson

Theme: Leadership For Service
Honorary Chair: Bob Corlew
Host Chair: Randy Ritterbush
Date: September 15-17
Chairperson

2017

Portland, OR

Lowell Bonds

Theme: Leadership With Imagination & Service With Creativity
Honorary Chair: Bob Corlew
Host Chair: Joyce Anderson
Date: September 21-23
Chairperson

2018 (Future)

Columbus, OH

Mark Hintzmann

Theme: Building Teams Through Leadership
Honorary Chair: Haynes Townsend
Host Chair: Ron Keller
Date: September 20-22
Chairperson

2019 (Future)

Spokane, WA

Paul Bledsoe

Theme:
Honorary Chair:
Host Chair:
Date: September 19-21
Chairperson

2020 (Future)

Louisville, KY

Harvey Whitley

Theme:
Honorary Chair:
Host Chair:
Date: September 17-19
Chairperson

2021 (Future)

Des Moines, IA

Wendy Cain

Theme:
Honorary Chair:
Host Chair:
Date: September 9-11
Chairperson