WELCOME to the Bemidji Lions Club!
The Bemidji Lions Club was established in 1939, and has provided local community service and financial contributions annually during nearly 75 years of its existence. The club is also associated with Lions International, a service organization that was established in 1917.
This is a video format (mp4) of the Lions new member orientation slide presentation.
Coming this SPRING! Lions of the North
for the Next 100
The Lions of Bemidji and District 5M10 welcome Lions from around Minnesota, Manitoba, and Northwest Ontario to the 98th MD5M Convention to Bemidji’s Sanford Center April 20-23, 2017.
The theme for the 2017 MD5M Convention is Lions of the North for the Next 100. 2017 will be the 100th year of Lions International. Special celebrations and activities are being planned. We are expecting up to 600 Lions at our convention.
The 2017 convention will be held at the Sanford Center with up to 65,757 square feet of meeting and convention space on the beautiful south shore of Lake Bemidji. Take a virtual tour at www.visitbemidji.com.
Pre-registration will start April, 2016 at the 5M Convention at Mankato, hosted by 5M2. Lodging nights will be April 20-21-22, 2017. Eight hotels within the city of Bemidji will have 330 rooms available for the 2017 MD5M Convention. One of these—Country Inn & Suites—is attached to the Sanford Center. Parking is always free at the hotels as well as the Sanford Center offering free parking for 1200 cars!
Planning has begun for the convention and the following committees are formed: Administration, Registration, Greetings and Information, Publicity and Advertising, program Booklet, Finance, Entertainment and Speakers, and Souvenirs. Additional Information will be at the 5M10 midwinter convention at Fortune Bay in January, 2016.
If you are willing to serve on any of these committees, please contact either Lion Mel email@example.com or Lion Wayne firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosting a MD5M convention is a huge undertaking. We Bemidji Lions hope to draw from Lions clubs in 5M10 and the Bemidji area for volunteering for the many tasks at hand. Your encouragement and support is most welcome. We have an excellent opportunity to serve by working at this special event.
The last MD5M convention held in Bemidji was in 1941. The last MD5M convention hosted in 5M10 was in Thunder Bay in 2002.