History

1977

Rosemont, IL

 

Theme:
Chair Person: Norm Dahl
Honorary Chair: Johnny Balbo
Host Chair: John Oberweiss
Date: September 30 – October 2

1978

Detroit, MI

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

1979

Bloomington, MN

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

1980

St Louis, MO

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

1981

Denver, CO

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

1982

Louisville, KY

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

1983

Chicago, IL

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

1984

Philadelphia, PA

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

1985

Hollywood, FL

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

1986

Calgary, AB

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

1987

Kansas City, MO

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

1988

Niagara Falls, NY

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

1989

Albuquerque, NM

Theme: Vision for the Future

Chairperson: George L Mick Barrus

Honorary Chair: William L Bill Biggs
Host Chair: William Schum & Hilliard Lewis
Date: September 14-17

1990

Nashville, TN

Theme: Involvement – We Serve in Action
Chairperson: Robert J. Drabek

 

Honorary Chair: Don Banker
Host Chair: John Justice & Earl Tatum
Date: September 20-22

1991

Salt Lake City, UT

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

1992

Oklahoma City, OK

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

1993

Winston-Salem, NC

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

1994

Des Moines, IA

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

1995

Edmonton, AB

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

1996

Milwaukee, WI

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

1997

Syracuse, NY

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

1998

Lexington, KY

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

1999

Birmingham, AL

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

2000

Tucson, AZ

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

2001

Halifax, NS

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

2002

Fort Worth, TX

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

2003

Portland, OR

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

2004

Reno, NV

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

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

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

2007

Grand Rapids, MI

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

2008

Saskatoon, SK

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

2009

Memphis, TN

Theme: Move to Grow – Lions Leading Through Service

Chairperson: Chuck Kostro

Honorary Chair: Sid Scruggs
Host Chair: Floyd Schriber
Date: September 24-26

2010

Milwaukee, WI

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

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

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

2013

Overland Park, KS

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

2014

San Juan, PR

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

2015

Grand Rapids, MI

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

2016

Omaha, NE

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

2017

Portland, OR

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

2018

Columbus, OH

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

2019 (Future)

Spokane, WA

Theme: Creating Better Leaders
Chairperson: Paul Bledsoe
Honorary Chair: Haynes H Townsend
Host Chair: Laura Wintersteen-Arleth
Date: September 19-21

2020 (Future)

Louisville, KY

Theme:
Chairman: Harvey Whitley
Honorary Chair:
Host Chair:
Date: September 17-19

2021 (Future)

Des Moines, IA

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

2022 (Future)

Calgary, Alberta Canada

Theme:
Chairperson: Randy Heitmann
Honorary Chair:
Host Chair:
Date: September 15-17