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General Information

LIONS LEARNING RETREAT JANUARY 17-19, 2020

"We Serve Through Diversity"

Lions Learning Retreat Mission:
To offer a weekend retreat designed to provide individual Lions with tools to use in their local clubs to enhance and improve their opportunities to succeed in serving their communities and Lions Clubs International.

Thanks to the MD-12 Council of Governors for their support of the Lions Learning Retreat.

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The Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center has become the long-term home of this event and we appreciate the great facilities and service. The volunteer presenters and speakers who will provide the leadership and instruction for the weekend are ready to make sure you have the best possible experience. We hope you will be invigorated and encouraged and that you take home new tools to enrich your service. Thank you for being a part of the future of Lions in Tennessee.

"WE SERVE"

The LLR collects needed items for
Fisher House, For Veterans and their families:
• Tide with Bleach liquid (HE) laundry detergent, washing machine cleaner, • dishwasher cleaner, dishwasher detergent, • anti-bacterial wipes, • paper “only” plates, bowls, • disposable coffee cups with lids, • batteries (AA, AAA, C, & D), • packets of sugar, artificial sweeteners, salt, pepper, cooking spices, • Saran plastic wrap, Reynolds Non-stick Wrap, Zip Lock bags (Gallon size), Glad plastic food containers, • small folding umbrellas • postage stamps.
Homeless Student Closet:
• Shampoo • Conditioner • Lotion • Toothbrushes • Toothpaste • Dental Floss • Deodorant • Hair combs and Brushes
Childhood Cancer Patients
• Blankets • Hats • Inexpensive Toys (Dollar Store) • Activity Books (Dollar Store)
Bridge Homeless Program:
• Athletic Socks

Board of Directors

• July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019: Eileen Laura, Ann Young, Susie Davenport
• July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020: Gary Laura, BJ Blankenship, Jim McFarland
• July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021: Clare Crawford, Jill Smelzer, Thom Wilson

Hotel Information

Rooms are on hold at the adjoining Holiday Inn Express, 111 Hospitality Blvd, Manchester Tennessee 37355 until December 20, 2019. Rates are $104.00 per night standard (not including taxes) based upon one or two people per room. Room reservation can be made at: 1-931-728-9383 Ask for the Lions' rate.

Many Lions Districts in Tennessee run promotional rates and arrangements to come to the Tennessee Lions Learning Retreat. Check with your District LLR Chair or District Governor for more information about how your District supports members.




                                    "All seemed organized and well presented."


Steering Committee

2020

Sheila Chesanow, Chair


                                    "Keep up the good work, fellow Lions."


Schedule

To Be Announced

Note: All times Central Time Zone

                                    "Loved learning from leaders to apply in Lions and Life."


Keynote Speakers

2020


PID Bruce Beck
Bruce Beck from Palisade, Minnesota, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99 th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016.

Director Beck is a retired law enforcement administrator.

A member of the Palisade Area Lions Club since 1989, he has held many offices within the association, including club membership chairperson, district extension chairperson, zone chairperson, district governor, council chairperson, district GLT coordinator and multiple district GLT coordinator. He was also a presenter at the 2014 USA/Canada Forum.

In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including the Membership Key Award, Leadership Award, Extension Award, Zone Chairperson Excellence Award, four International President’s Certificates of Appreciation and an International President’s Award. He is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lions activities, Director Beck has been active in numerous professional and community organizations, including Chief of Palisade Fire Department, President of the Minnesota Fraud Investigators Association and Councilman for Palisade City.

Director Beck and his wife, Erin, also a Lion and a Melvin Jones Fellow, have two daughters.

PID Jerome Thompson
Jerome Thompson, from Moulton, Alabama, USA, was elected to serve a twoyear term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 98th International Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 26 through 30, 2015. Director Thompson is an attorney.

A member of the Moulton Lions Club since 1989, he has held many offices within the association, including club secretary, club treasurer, club membership chairperson, district governor, district public relations & Lions information chairperson, district GMT coordinator and multiple district GMT coordinator. In recognition of his service to the association, Director Thompson has received numerous awards, including the Membership Key Award, three Leadership Awards, two Extension Awards and four International President’s Awards. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lions activities, Director Thompson is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including President of the Lawrence County Alabama Bar Association and member of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.

Director Thompson has two sons.

                                    "Enjoyed all the presenters and their programs. Nice variety."


Seminars

A sampling of the seminars planned: Service including: Childhood Cancer, Diabetes, Environment, Hunger, Vision, Strengthen Membership through Diversity, Grants, Leadership, MY Lion, Certification for Kid Sight (self training module), GAT at the Club Level, Marketing and Communication, New Member Orientation, Secretary Training, Treasurer Training, President Training and more.

Annual Basket Contest: We asked each club to bring a gift basket that represents the club, their community, or IP Jung-Yul Choi –“We Serve Through Diversity “ international theme. Suggested price of the basket: $25-$50. The baskets will be auctioned off on Saturday night with all proceeds going to offset the cost of the LLR.

Lions Pride Choir: Enjoy singing? Join the Lions Pride Choir. Practice Friday evening and perform Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

First Timers Event: First time to Retreat? You can look forward to a special seminar Friday evening at 6:00 pm.


Seminars offered twice are indicated with an asterisk [*].Light yellow background indicates double-session seminar.

                                    "Group participation/interactive seminars are great."


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                                    "Great location-Food good-People Pleasant."


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