5M11 Mid-Winter Convention 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Bemidji, MN

Team Lions II

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 28

Friday, January 28, 2022

2:30 – 7:30 pm:      Registration; Conference Center area, Registration, Credentials, Parade of Green                                                                

3:00 – 5:00 pm:      District Cabinet Meeting, Diamond Point Conference Room

6:00 – 6:30 pm:      Rookie Gathering, Hampton Inn commons area

7:00 – 10:30 pm:    Meet and Greet (wear your favorite team jersey), South Shore Conference Center

                                    Silent Auction Viewing/Bidding, Cash Bar

7:00 pm:                  Can Castle Construction, Conference Center

                                   Cans to be donated to Bagley Area Food Shelf

7:30 pm:                  Corn Hole Tourney Registration, Conference Center gathering area

                                   Proceeds to be donated to Childhood Cancer Foundations

8:00 pm:                  Corn Hole Tournament, Conference Center

8:00 pm:                  Hors D’oeuvres, Conference Center           

10:30 – 12:00 pm:  Hospitality Room, Hospitality and Mingle

Saturday, January 29

7:30 am – 1:00 pm    Registration  

7:30 am – 10:00 pm  Silent Auction Viewing/Bidding (Auction ends at 10:00 pm)    

7:30 – 8:30 am:          Breakfast Buffet, Conference Center

8:30 – 9:00 am:          Convention Opening Ceremonies and Welcome, Conference Center

  • Welcome – DG Allen Bertilrud

  • Invocation

  • Posting of the Colors

  • Pledge to the Canadian Flag

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Opening comments and announcements – DG Allen Bertilrud

9:15 am:                    Guest Speaker PCC Bert Nelson, Conference Center

  • Awareness of Lions and Lionism

10:00 am:                  Guest Speaker PCC Bert Nelson, Conference Center

  • Increasing Lions Clubs Membership

10:45 am:                  MN Lions Childhood Cancer Foundation presentation, Conference Center                                                                         Foundation Trustees Lions Katie Damm and Jodi Sorenson and Amy Sheffield

12:00 – 1:30 pm:       District Awards Luncheon featuring speaker Jason Anderson, Conference Center

  • Greetings – PDG Kevin Reich

  • Invocation – Lion Gary Purath

  • Guest soloist Charlotte Saxon

  • “O Canada”, Canadian National Anthem

  • “Star Spangled Banner”, United States National Anthem

  • Awards – PDG Kevin Reich

  • Presentation by Jason Anderson

Saturday, January 29 - Afternoon

2:00 - 3:30 pm:           Annual District Meeting, Conference Center

  1. Call to Order – DG Allen Bertilrud

  2. Minutes of 2021 Annual Business Meeting – District Secretary Lion Stacy Kleinwachter

  3. Financial Report – District Treasurer Lion Nadine Myers

  4. Sergeant of Arms Report

  5. Constitution and Bylaws Report

  6. Credentials Report

  7. Resolutions Committee Report

  8. Nominating Committee Report

  9. Elections (vote by written ballot or on-line poll)

    1. District Governor elect candidate

    2. 1stVice District Governor elect candidate

    3. 2ndVice District Governor elect candidate

    4. MDM5 District Hall of Fame nominee

  10. Lions Foundation of Manitoba and Northwest Ontario Report and Election

    1. Report

    2. Election – Foundation Director (vote by Canadian delegates; delegate card or on-line poll)

  11. 2022 Convention Report – Convention Chair PDG Kevin Reich

  12. 2023 Convention Presentation – PDG Doug Wiens

  13. Other business and reports

  14. Remarks and announcements – DG Allen Bertilrud

  15. Business Meeting recess until Sunday, January 30, 10:00 am

4:00 – 4:30 pm:         International Director Reception

5:00 – 6:00 pm:         Service of Remembrance 2020-2021, Conference Center

6:00 – 8:00 pm:         District Governor Banquet featuring ID Dr. Jose Marrero, Conference Center

  • Greetings – DG Allen Bertilrud

  • Invocation – PDG Kevin Reich

  • Introduction of guests – DG Allen Bertilrud

  • Awards – DG Allen Bertilrud

  • Presentation by ID Dr. Jose Marrero

8:00 – 10:00 pm:       Evening Entertainment, “The Snowmen”, Conference Center with cash bar

10:00 – 12:00 pm:     Hospitality Room, Hospitality and Mingle

Sunday, January 30

8:30 – 9:30 am:          Breakfast Buffet, Conference Center  

9:30 – 10:00 am:        Non-Denominational Worship, Conference Center

  • Worship Leader – PDG Kevin Reich

  • Soloist - Sydney Melby

10:00 am                     Silent Auction winners posted

10:00 – 11:30 am:      Reconvene District Meeting with final presentations and closing comments

  1. Recall to order – DG Allen Bertilrud

  2. Convention Report – PDG Kevin Reich

  3. Credentials Report – District Secretary Lion Stacy Kleinwachter

  4. Election Committee Report

    1. District Governor Elect

    2. 1stVice District Governor Elect

    3. 2ndVice District Governor Elect

    4. MD5M District Hall of Fame Nominee

  5. Nominee Comments

  6. Parade of Green results – District Treasurer Lion Nadine Myers

  7. Resolutions Committee presentations – DG Allen Bertilrud

  8. Closing comments – ID Dr. Jose Marrero

  9. Closing comments – DG Allen Bertilrud

  10. Retiring of the Colors

  11. Adjournment - DG Allen Bertilrud