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A Message from Our General Chair

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The Planning and Host Committees are getting excited as the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum is only 6 weeks away! Personally, I am like a child at Christmas - bursting at the seams in anticipation of sharing the many informational, inspirational, and innovative features of the #LionsForum2021 experience with you!

Please take a moment to review the latest pre-registration and COVID-related information below. The Forum is designed to be most impactful as an in-person event, and we will not be having a virtual component. We want you to feel comfortable and safe as we gather with like-minded Lions, and I DO hope you will join us in Des Moines or consider attending in the future. However, there are already several excellent online learning resources if you are not ready or able to attend in person.

In leadership, friendship, and service,
Wendy Cain


Registration Deadline Extended

Register Here

Due to the uncertainty of border restrictions, the Executive Committee approved extending the current registration fee of $320 until August 15.

After that date, the registration fee increases to $345, but more importantly, you are not guaranteed to be able get a hotel room. Contractually, we must release unused hotel rooms after that time, and we've recently learned that there is a country music concert in Wells Fargo Arena (adjacent to the Iowa Events Center), and the Iowa-Iowa State football game (in nearby Ames). We expect this will create a higher demand of Des Moines hotel rooms for Saturday night.

A Van to Change Lives

The Toronto Beyond Difference Lions Club hopes to raise $20,000 CAD to buy a van for Mujeres Movimiento, a center to create jobs and opportunities for women by women.

Please read and hear about this project at our GoFundMe site and make a dream come true for the women in Sayulita, Mexico.

You can also donate directly to the Toronto Beyond Difference Lions Club by INTERAC e-Transfer, to email: