"La Dolce Vita" - 98th Connecticut Lions State Convention

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Red Lion Hotel Cromwell

100 Berlin Road

Cromwell, CT 06416

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"La Dolce Vita" Lions Annual State Convention by Multiple District 23 - Lions of Connecticut

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May 3-5, 2019

"La Dolce Vita" Italian for "The Good Life"

Come experience a great weekend of Lions fellowship and fun.Friday Evening Toga Party! We kick off our convention with a Rock 'n Roll Toga Party, featuring Night Shift. We have games, contests, dancing and togas! Wrap yourself in your favorite toga (or make one for the occasion) and enjoy La Dolce Vita with your fellow Lions.

Saturday Seminars & Keynote

Here's your opportunity to learn and network with your fellow Lions. Our special guest this year is Lions Club International Second Vice President, Judge Haynes H. Townsend, who will be the International President in just two years. He's conducting an open forum for all Lions, and delivering the keynote address at lunch. You don't want to miss it!

Saturday Afternoon & Evening

Honor the Lions who have paved the way for all of us. We conduct a special remembrance for those who have passed and acknowledge those among us who have served with the highest commitment and joy. Judge Townsend will present special awards at our Saturday Night banquet.

Sunday Morning Leaders Meeting

Meet the incoming District Governor candidates and begin to make plans for successful service in the years ahead. Vice President, Judge Haynes H. Townsend!

Learn more about Multiple District 23

Connecticut Lions are about service! We have 5000 members in 155 communities across the state. We care for eyesight, little league, seniors and for you!

Pocket Guide of Schedule - Subject to Change


Convention Ticket (Required)

Add Saturday Lunch

1) Caesar Salad, Chicken Piccata, Risotto and Cannolis

2) Grilled Vegetables and Rice (Vegetarian, Vegan, & Gluten Free)

Add Saturday Cocktail Reception and Banquet

1) Pan-Seared Chicken Breast topped with mozzarella and tomatoes cream sauce

2) Pork Saltimbocca topped with prosciutto and sage demi glaze

3) Butternut Squash Ravioli with a sage cream sauce

4) Grilled Portobello Mushroom stuffed with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes (Vegetarian, Vegan, & Gluten Free)


May 3rd - Arrival

3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration – Main Entrance

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Social Events – Toga Party - Main Ballroom

Fee: Twin bed sheets for your toga costume, All sheets to be donated to the Homeless | Enjoy 70s Classic Music by Night Shift |Contests & Games

9:30 – 10:30 p.m. 2nd VDG Hospitality - Suite – Room 353

May 4th

8:00 – Noon Registration – Main Entrance

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Delegate Certification

8:30 – 11:50 a.m. SEMINARS

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon – Award, Keynote, Contest | Ticket

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Necrology Service

3:15 p.m. Pin Traders Meeting


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Pictures with 2nd VP Judge Haynes and Lion Donna

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Cocktail Reception | Ticket

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Flag Ceremony, Banquet, Awards Presentations

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. DG Nominating Speeches | 2nd VDG Raffles

10:00 p.m. 2nd VDG Hospitality

May 5th

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Delegate Certification/Voting

8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast – On Your Own

10:30 – 1:00 p.m. Business Meeting

Pocket Guide of Schedule


Special Room Rate is $99 for standard room plus tax

Reserve your room before April 3, 2019

May be accepted past this date.

Mention the "Connecticut Lions State Convention" at the Red Lion

Call 1-860-288-4985

PARKING is Free and in the front and back of the building.


Bring and donate unused items such as hats, gloves, socks, travel size shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other small sized toiletries. The items will be used to create bags to give out at the veteran's Stand Down event in September 2019.



Convention Chair George Salpietro gjsalpietro@outlook.com

Registration Chair Colette Anderson colette0024@yahoo.com

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Red Lion Hotel Cromwell

100 Berlin Road

Cromwell, CT 06416

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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