2014 Lions Learning Retreat

On September 28, 2013, in Events, Resources, by 12-N Lions

Tennessee Lions Learning Retreat

Catch and Follow Your Dream

The eleventh annual Lions Learning Retreat (LLR) will be held January 10-12, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee. The LLR provides an excellent opportunity for participants to improve their skills in becoming Lion leaders while enjoying the company of the greatest folks in the world.

The Steering Committee is working hard to assure that this will be another in a series of great successes. There will be something for everyone, including social activities, great door prizes, a Lion’s Choir, a basket contest, auction, and of course lots of informative seminars.

The registration fees for the LLR are a real bargain and primarily reflect the cost of the meals provided. A Saturday-only registration will be offered again this year.

Download the registration form! Don’t delay. . . Early Registration Fees are in effect until November 15, 2013!

District 12-N will again offer scholarships to first-time attendees! You must register and pay in advance, but will be reimbursed upon attendance.

Seminars: (Subject to change)

  •  TBD – PIP Sid Scruggs
  • How the Law affects your Club – PID Bob Corlew
  • Health – what every Grandparent should know – Lion Diane Corlew
  • Growth through Diversity – Enhancing your Club & its programs – PCC Matt Jones
  • How small projects help your club grow – Lion Diane Corlew
  • Lead like a Lion — What Lion Leaders do – VDG Mel Tryon
  • Time Management – PCC Carol Rhines
  • Catch Your Dream – Living International President Palmer’s theme – PCC Diane Pitts & PDG Joe Pitts
  • From the Heights to the Brink and Back Again – PCC Terry Goodman
  • Tailtwisting in today’s Clubs – PDG Jim McFarland
  • Protocol is like Southern Hospitality – PCC Diane Pitts & PDG Joe Pitts
  • Round-Robin Discussion of Emerging Lions’ Challenges & Opportunities –PDG Wendy Cain
  • Certified Guiding Lion training – PDG Patsy Milom
  • Tennessee Blind Services – Patti Bell-Norris
  • One on One:  Developing Relationships that Satisfy  – PDG Howard Cook
  • Remote Area Medical, Partners in Service

Nearby Hotel Information: 

  • Holiday Inn Express (Adjoining the Convention Center) – Room Rates are $85.99 (Standard) not including taxes.  Call (931) 728-9383 and ask for Lions Rate
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 84 Relco Drive (Across the main highway, 1 block from Convention Center) – Room Rates are $89.95 (King) not including taxes.  Call (931) 954-0580) and ask for Lions Rate
  • Quality Inn, 2314 Hillsboro Road (Across the street from the Holiday Inn Express) – Room Rates are $49.98 (2 Double) plus taxes.  Call (931) 728-0800 and ask for Lions Rate
  • Days Inn, 2259 Hillsboro Blvd – Room Rates are $59.95 for Queen, King, or 2 Double beds.  Call (931) 728-9530 and ask for Lions Rate
  • Microtel, 201 Expressway Drive – Room Rates are $59.99 (Queen), $69.99 (2 Queens), and $79.99 (Suite).  Call (931) 723-7001 and ask for Lions Rate
  • Country Inn & Suites, 126 Expressway Drive – Room Rates are $65 (2 Queen), $70 (1 King).  Call (931) 728-7551 and ask for Lions Rate

Gift Basket Contest to Be Held!

Judging: One (1) vote for each $1 donation (Stuffing the ballot boxes is allowed.) Voting will close Saturday at 5:15 PM for vote counting. Winners will be announced at Saturday’s dinner.**


  • 1st Place- $50.00 to administrative fund of the club’s basket receiving the most votes.
  • 2 Honorable Mentions – $25.00/each to administrative fund of clubs’ baskets receiving the second and third most votes.


  1. Any Lions Club can participate. Entrants are urged to notify Lion Eileen at grl76ell@frontiernet.net by Jan 6, 2013 (for available table space and signs.)
  2. Basket should promote the club’s locality or this year’s LLR theme.
  3. Basket should stay within $25 – $50 retail value limit. (Contents must be useable out-of-state so we would suggest no local gift certificates or passes to club events, etc.
  4. If a club decides to enter more than 1 basket, each basket will be voted on separately and auctioned separately.
  5. Baskets should be delivered to Convention Center by 6:00 PM on Jan 11, 2013. Baskets will be accepted Saturday AM.
  6. Voting will close Saturday at 5:15 PM after the last session. Winners will be announced at Saturday’s evening dinner.

**Baskets will be auctioned off immediately following Saturday’s evening meal.

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