Convention update


Fellow Lions can I urge you to submit your convention booking form without further delay, booking forms and all details are on the District Convention web site now! 

The "Wightlink" Ferry company are undertaking the redevelopment of their Lymington berth and passenger boarding facilities, consequently the service has had to be restricted to one crossing per hour until 29th March 2012. Departing Lymington on the hour and Yarmouth at ten minutes to the hour.

We therefore need to be able to confirm reservations for those attending convention as soon as possible to secure your desired crossing time and avoid any disappointment.

Cars, People Movers, Mini People Movers and Vans only are being carried on this crossing during this period, all coaches and large vehicles are being directed via the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.

To clear up any misunderstanding, our discounted rate of 40 per car for a car and four people equates to just 10 per person, this rate is applicable for all cars including; People Movers, MPV's and Larger Cars, therefore a People Mover or Larger Car with seven seats/passengers would equate to just 5.71 per person. (Note: The normal Wightlink fare on the Lymington-Yarmouth crossing for a car and two people staying two nights away is currently 68) This therefore represents excellent value for money.

The Host committee are working extremely hard to ensure that you have a great weekend of food, fun and first class entertainment, coupled with true Lions fellowship and friendship.

Friday. Registration and exhibitions will be open from 14.00 there will be a short Cabinet meeting to introduce our International guest at 15.00 whilst the partners enjoy their Tea Party in the conservatory area next to reception. The "Host Night" follows at 19.00 for 19.30 a chance for those who enjoy fancy dress to enact the "Carry On" theme or if you are not one of those just come in casual dress. Prizes for best Group and Individual fancy dress. We will have an excellent full Carvery Meal in the dining room, followed by Cabaret, Themed entertainment and Dancing in the Ballroom.

Saturday. Up early for a Full Breakfast service in the dining room, Register if you haven't already done so, browse the Exhibition stands and take your seats for the Convention opening ceremony in the ballroom by 09.10, after which the main business of the day will start, enjoy a break for Lunch in the Dining Room at 13.00 before returning to the Ballroom for the ballot box results and completion of the days business.

Then 19.00 for 19.30. it's Posh Frocks and Dinner Suits or Lounge Suits for the District Governors Banquet & Ball and Cabaret  In the presence of Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight.

Sunday. A Slightly more leisurely rise for Full Breakfast service in the dining room followed by an open forum with our International guest from 09.30 until approx 11.30 ask any questions you may have on Lions.

This will be followed by Cabaret and then to the Dining Room for Sunday Lunch, starting at 12.30. Then sadly it's time to vacate rooms by 14.00 and say our goodbyes and wish all a safe journey home.

The centre leisure and fitness facilities will be available for free use for the duration of the weekend.

We look forward to welcoming you to a great value for money weekend.

The Isle of Wight Lions Clubs District Convention Host Committee
25th January 2012

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