June 26 to 30, 2020

Singapore is a place unlike any other. An independent city-state in Southeast Asia that is home to nearly 6 million people, this tiny nation is a vibrant blend of Asian and European cultures that make it the ultimate melting pot.

It’s this diversity that makes Singapore the perfect destination for the 103rd Lions Clubs International Convention. Lions epitomize the confluence of ideas that makes being a member of the world’s largest service organization so valuable. So, what better place to celebrate that diversity than in the greatest melting pot of all.

The Lion City

There is a story that the original founder of Singapore, Sri Tri Buana, in the late 13th century went hunting in the ancient settlement of Temasek and saw a strange beast. When he described the beast, he was told it must be a lion. Buana decided to stay and rename it “Singapura,” or “Lion City.”

Many historians question this story, pointing out that lions are not native to South East Asia, and that the name may not even derive from the Sanskrit for Lion City after all. However, despite the origins of the name, between June 26 and June 30, 2020, Lions will indeed descend upon the city.

Learn more about this multi-cultural, multi-lingual city at LCIcon.org.

What’s in store

The week’s activities will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, which is part of the Marina Bay Sands hotel—one of the most iconic pieces of the Singapore skyline.

Here, kick off the convention with the Parade of Nations, and watch an estimated 10,000 Lions from more than 125 countries march, many in native dress. Between special guest speakers, plenary sessions, seminars, luncheons, the extensive Exhibit Hall, and the international show, you may never leave the grounds.

But we highly suggest you do.

While the convention itinerary will keep you busy, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and do what Lions do best–serve. Sign up for one of the special service opportunities early, as these spots tend to go fast.

5 Things to Do in Singapore

While it’s a small island – you can drive east to west in under an hour – it’s packed with things you won’t want to miss during your trip.

  1. Eat at a Hawker Center. While travelers will be wooed by state-of-the-art architecture, tranquil gardens, and an active nightlife, far and away the biggest experiences here are for your taste buds. Hawker Center is an open-air market filled with high-quality food stalls. With prices between US$3 to US$5 a plate, here you can taste a variety of Singaporean cuisine for a low price.

  1. Visit the Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest. Designed to be a “world of gardens for all to own, enjoy, and cherish,” this elaborate conservatory boasts the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and a surreal, mist-filled Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk.

  1. Take a Break at Lazarus Island Beach. Singapore is actually comprised of one main island and 62 other islets. Lazarus Island is just 20 minutes from the city via ferry and is much less crowded than other beaches making it perfect for when you need a quiet spot to absorb all you’ve been learning at convention.

  1. Explore the Neighborhoods. Take in the charming storefronts, sample the many authentic dishes, and visit local places of worship to get a feel for each distinct heritage that contributes to the unique Singapore culture.

  1. Go on a Night Safari. This 86-acre reserve is home to 2,500 animals from 130 different species, and it is exclusively for nocturnal animals. Visitors ride through the park on guided trams or can choose to walk the trails. However you choose to experience it, you’ll leave with a new sense of wonder for the animal kingdom.


Featured Speaker

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai’s vision of a more equitable world means that every girl will have the opportunity to learn and lead. Her immediate focus is providing access to the 130 million girls globally who have been denied the right to education. Through the work of Malala Fund, co-founded with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, this seemingly audacious goal is a matter of “ambition and intention,” in her own words. Luckily, for Malala, neither of those qualities are in short supply.

Come hear this inspiring young woman for yourself.

Service in full color #LCICON2020


Voting for Executive Officers and International Directors

Every Lions club in good standing can participate in the election of executive officers and international directors and can vote on amendments to the association’s bylaws by assigning delegates to represent the club at the international convention.

At the International Convention certification and voting will occur at the same time in the convention Voting Area. As soon as you are certified, you will receive a ballot and will be able to vote immediately. Certification and Voting days and times are:

• Sunday, June 28, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM (12:00 – 17:00)

• Monday, June 29, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (10:00 – 17:00)

• Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 AM –9:30 AM (7:30 – 9:30)

Assigning Club Delegates

Club Delegates for the International Convention of Lions Clubs can be assigned by the club president or secretary, using one of the options below:

www.lionsclubs.org >>> LOGIN >>> MyLCI >>> My Lions Club >>> Conventions

• Submitting the Club Delegate Form to LCI headquarters, at the address below.

Clubs using MyLCI can assign their club delegates at any time between January 1 and June 24, 2020 11:59 PM CST.

Clubs using the Club Delegate Form to assign their delegates will need to mail the form to International Headquarters by May 1, 2020. If you are not able to mail the form by May 1, 2020, bring the signed form to the convention site. The form will also be available online.

For more information on voting at the International Convention go to: http://lcicon.lionsclubs.org/experience/certification-voting/

Lions Clubs International Member Service Center

300 W. 22nd Street Oak Brook IL 60523

email: MemberServiceCenter@LionsClubs.org

fax: 630-571-1687

phone: 630-203-3830

International Convention Club Delegate Entitlement Table

Delegate count is based on the club’s membership as shown by the records of the international office on the first day of the month last preceding that month during which the convention is held. See Article VI, Section 2 of the International Constitution and Chapter XVII – Membership, Board Policy Manual.

*Delegate entitlement is one delegate for every 25 members or major fraction thereof.