Lions District 12-N Convention
March 17-18, 2023

Registration Form 

Hotel:  Music Road Resort, Pigeon Forge, TN.  Room reservation deadline is Friday, March 3, 2023.  Rate is $173+tax per night.  Call 800-429-7700, Group Name:  Lions Convention, Group ID:  11621  

Registration Deadline is March 10, 2023

  • Service Projects:  Please bring any of the following for donation:  pasta, peanut butter, toiletries, socks (all sizes)
  • Silent Auction:  Please bring items to donate to the District Convention.  Also, bid early and often!

Friday, March 17 Schedule

  • Noon-3:00 p.m. Set up
  • 3:00-6:00 p.m. Registration and Hospitality Suite Open
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. Social Time
  • 6:30 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
  • 6:45 p.m. East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank Dinner and Annual Meeting
  • 8:00 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday, March 18 Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Call to Order
  • 9:15 a.m. Necrology Service
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Leo Lunch & Induction of 49 Leos from the Sevier county Leo Club (chartered 1/31/2023)
  • 2:00 p.m. Lions District 12-N Charities, Inc. Meeting
  • 3:00 p.m. Awards & Election of 2023-2024 District 12-N Officers
  • 4:30 p.m. First Annual “We Serve” Ice Cream Social and New Officer Reception
  • 5:00 p.m. Silent Auction closes
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner with Past International Director Sam Lindsey
  • 8:15 p.m. Adjourn

Proposed Lions District 12-N Charities, Inc. budget for 2023-2024 to be voted upon at the convention:

  • $          0   Childhood Cancer
  • $  1,000   Diabetes Awareness
  • $  1,000   East Tennessee Lions Eye Bank
  • $  1,500   Hearing & Speech Foundation
  • $  2,000   Leader Dogs
  • $     500   Learning Ally
  • $  1,000   Lions Quest
  • $20,000   Lions Volunteer Blind Ind.
  • $  1,000   TN School for Blind
  • $  1,000   TN School for Deaf
  • $          0   World Services for Blind
  • $          0   Braille Slate
  • $  1,000   Emergency Fund
  • $  3,000   Discretionary Fund
  • $     860   Operating Expense
  • $33,860  TOTAL

Proposed administrative changes to the Lions District 12-N Charities Inc. By-Laws:

At the December 5th meeting of the 12N Charities Board, two administrative changes to the names of  Charities Projects were approved for presentation to the membership at the District 12N Convention on March 18, 2023.  Article VIII Charities Projects and Grants – Section 3 Designated Charities and Projects

Subparagraph 5) Tennessee Lions Charities (Tennessee School for the Blind Fund)

Subparagraph 6) Parent Teacher Counselor Association of Tennessee School for the Deaf

These changes are proposed to specify that the funds are designated for the sole benefit of the students.

The Board also approved the addition of KAPA to the list of approved Charities Projects for consideration  by the membership at the Charities meeting held in conjunction with the District 12N Convention March 18.  The following change is proposed:  to add Knoxville Area Project Access (KAPA) to the list of designated charities projects to be supported, and to renumber the remaining paragraphs of this section.

This change is being proposed in case changes to funding sources for the KAPA program become  necessary.  Article VIII Charities Projects and Grants – Section 3 Designated Charities and Projects would read:

13) Knoxville Area Project Access (KAPA)
14) District Governor’s Emergency Fund (See Section 4)
15) District Discretionary Fund (See Section 5)
16) Proceeds from eyeglass recycling will be given to a 501c(3) organization that Provides free or greatly reduced eye exams or glasses to individuals in need of such Services in Lions District 12N.