State Convention


Welcome Lions, Lionesses, Leos and Guests, to the 96th Annual Lions of Virginia State Convention. Our hosts, the Newport News Denbigh and Tappahannock Lions Clubs have planned a fun-filled and exciting convention. Enclosed you will find brochures, pamphlets and other informational material to help you select just the right venue for your trip to Chesapeake, Virginia. This year the convention dates are May 16-19, 2019. Make plans today to come out and attend the best convention anywhere.


The 2019 Lions of Virginia State Convention will be held in the heart of Chesapeake, Virginia at the Delta Hotel by Marriott Chesapeake. We are honored to have Lions Clubs International Second Vice-President Judge Haynes Townsend and his spouse Lion Donna as our guests for the weekend. Please come out and give them a warm Virginia Lions welcome.



Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 16, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Registration and Credentials open
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Pin Trading and Exhibits open
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Cinco de Mayo Party
Friday, May 17, 2019
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration and Credentials open
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pin Trading and Exhibits open
9:00 am - 10:00 am District Meetings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Hands of Service Project - packaging meals
10:00 am - 11:00 am LOVF Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 am - 12:00 pm VLERI Board of Directors Meeting
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Pin Trader's Luncheon
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Opening General Session
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm James A Bland Music Scholarship Contest
9:30 pm - Hospitality Rooms
Saturday May 18, 2019
7:00 am - 8:30 am PDG Breakfast
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration and Credentials open
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pin Trading and Exhibits open
8:30 am - 9:30 am Schools - First Session
9:45 am - 10:45am Schools - Second Session
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lions Memorial Service
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm LOVF Luncheon
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Second General Session
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDG Reception
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm VIP Reception
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Convention Banquet
9:30 pm - Hospitality Rooms
Sunday, May 19, 2018
7:00 am - 7:30 am Worship Service - Non Denominional
7:00 am - 8:30 am Fellowship Breakfast
8:45 am - 10:45am District Meetings - VOTING
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Final General Session - LOVF Drawing
12:30 pm - Joint Luncheon (District Governors & DGE's)