Winter Conference 2020


Our Winter Conference will be held at the Best Western hotel in Culpeper.


We hope you can join us for our Winter Conference this year. Start with a Dinner and entertainment on Friday night. Then join us on Saturday morning for a full day of informative classes, a great lunch with an engaging speaker, followed by more classes and our district meeting.



Special Lions Hotel Rate: $79 / Night
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Keynote Speaker
Past International President
Joe Preston

Joe Preston Picture

Joseph "Joe" Preston, of Mesa, Arizona, USA, was elected to serve as president of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 97th international convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 4-8, 2014.

A member of the Mesa Thunderbird Lions Club, Past International President Preston has been a Lion since 1974. He has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, district governor and council chairperson. In addition, he has served as leadership, Lions Quest and MERL chairperson for his multiple district. He was also chairperson of the 1994 International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, and the 2003 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum in Portland, Oregon; and a national multinational coordinator for Campaign Sight First II where he exceeded his goals.

In recognition of his service to the association, Preston has received numerous awards, including the 100% Club President Award, the 100% District Governor Award, a Key Member Award, a Medal of Merit, 11 International President’s Awards and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lion activities, Preston is past president of United Way of Yavapai County and a former board member of the Lions Foundation of Arizona.

Past President Preston and his wife, Joni, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons, one daughter and nine grandchildren.

Schedule Of Events


Friday, February 7, 2020
5:00pm-6:00pm Registration
6:00pm-7:00pm Social / Cash Bar
7:00pm-9:30pm Dinner Buffet and Entertainment
Seafood Newberg
Herb baked chicken
Beef tips over rice
9:30pm-11:00pm Hospitality Suite
Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:00am-3:45pm Exhibits
7:00am-1:00pm Registration
7:30am-8:00am Glucose Screening
8:30am-9:00am Welcome & Introduction
9:00am-9:45am Lions Empowering and Aiding Regional Nurses in Schools (LEARNS) Diabetes Grant: Next Steps
10:00am-10:45am Global Action Team Program Update
11:00am-11:45am Growing Our Accomplishments as Lions in Protecting and Preserving Vision
Noon-1:00pm Luncheon Buffet
Fried Chicken and Roast Beef
1:00pm-1:30pm Keynote Speaker: PIP Joe Preston
2:00pm-2:30pm LCIF Campaign 100: Empowering Your Service
2:45pm-3:15pm Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northen Virginia
3:30pm-4:30pm District Meeting
4:45pm-5:30pm NOVA Mobile Sight and Hearing Board Meeting