Lions Convention 2017

Lions Convention 2017

District 201 C1

Event Date

6 - 8 October 2017

Event Location

Thebarton Community Centre
South Road & Ashwin Parade,
Torrensville SA 5031

Why you should attend the 2017 convention

Interesting Speakers & Guests

Tony Benbow

SAPOL & Lions Citizen of the Year Award Presentation

SAPOL and Lions Citizen of the Year Award

A new format & a Different program

Thebarton Community Centre

Fellowship with other Lions & Clubs

Lions Fellowship

Learn about Lions Projects

Lions cooking a BBQ

Youth of the Year District Final

Youth of the Year 2014

Gala Dinner & Entertainment

Formal Dinner Setting

Lots of Fun!

Leonardo Di Lion

Keynote Speaker

Tony Benbow OAM

Lions International Director
Tony Benbow from Vermont South, Australia, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 99th International Convention held in Fukuoka, Japan, June 24 through 28, 2016.

A member of the South Vermont Lions Club since 1985, he has held many offices within the association, including club president, district governor, council chairperson and GMT area leader. In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including a Membership Advancement Key, Club President Excellence Award, two International President’s Certificates of Appreciation and nine International President’s Awards. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.


We have an exciting line up of guest presenters for this year’s convention.
Stay tuned for more updates.

David Horne from Lions Hearing Dogs

David Horne, CEO
Lions Hearing Dogs

Tamme Golding-Holbrook

Tamme Golding-Holbrook
Eye Bank of SA

Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Unit

Lions Mobile Skin Cancer Screening Project

Gleeson Wetlands

Clare Lions Club
Gleeson Wetlands

Bronwyn Chant

Bronwyn Chant
Craniofacial Australia

Owen Crees Angel Flight Pilot

Owen Crees
Angel Flight

Professor David Thomas

Prof. David Thomas
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Jerry Packer from Motor Neurone Disease SA

Jerry Packer
Motor Neurone Disease SA


Please note this program is subject to change as activities are confirmed.



Visit Adelaide

Adelaide is an amazing city with so much to offer whether you live in the city or you are just visiting for the convention. 

Find out more.

Photo Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission.


We have put together a selection of potential accommodation options to suit a range of budgets and accommodation styles. For more information, please visit their websites and book direct.

Regal Park Comfort Inn

Comfort Inn Regal Park (SPONSOR)
44 Barton Terrace East, North Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8267 3222
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Rydges South Park Adelaide
(special rates)

1 South Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8216 0300
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Largs Pier Hotel

Largs Pier Hotel

198 Esplanade, Largs Bay
Ph: (08) 8449 5666
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Walkers Arms Hotel

Walkers Arms Hotel

36 North East Road, Walkerville
Ph: (08) 8344 8022
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Levi Park Caravan Park

Levi Park Caravan Park
1A Harris Road, Vale Park
Ph: (08) 8344 2209
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City Park Motel

City Park Hotel
471 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8223 1444
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233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8217 2000
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City West Motel

City West Motel
98b Henley Beach Road, Mile End
Ph: (08) 8443 6449
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The Rex Hotel

Rex Hotel
172-176 Richmond Road, Marleston
Ph: (08) 8443 8188
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Mercure Hotel

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
125 North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8407 8888
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Hotel Grand Chancellor

Hotel Grand Chancellor
18 Currie Street, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8112 8888
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Hotel Riviera

Adelaide Riviera
31-34 North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: (08) 8212 1700
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Adelaide Shores

Adelaide Shores at West Beach
Military Road, West Beach
Ph: (08) 8355 7320 (Caravan Park)
Ph: (08) 8355 7360 (Resort)
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Adelaide Caravan Park

Adelaide Caravan Park
46 Richmond Street, Hackney
Ph: (08) 8363 1566
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 The 2017 201 C1 Lions District Convention will be like no other!

Help us celebrate 100 years of Lionism!

Register Today!



We invite companies and businesses to become a sponsor of our Convention as we would like to feature and promote both small and large South Australian businesses, particularly those that have made, and are continuing to make, significant contributions to our state.

For more information, view our Sponsorship Schedule or contact Tony Pederick on (08) 8269 5260.


Forerunner Computer Systems logo
Cruise Focus logo


Sol Energy logo


Ivan Butler Family Funeral Directors logo
Hern and Associates Logo
Adelaide Outstanding Cleaning Logo
Comfort Inn Regal Park
Nick Scali Furniture Logo
Yellow Tail


Hillross Logo
The Australian Diamond & Opal Collection
Class A Jewellers Logo
Insurance Advisernet Logo


HG Coffee School
Jet Flight Simulator
Boston Bay Wines
Bunnings Warehouse
Jump First Jumping Castles
Largs Pier Hotel
Bags to Go
Harrison Music
Nick Scali Furniture Logo
Bendigo Bank
Walkers Arms Hotel
Adelaide Zoo
north adelaide boutique stays accom
Cleland Wildlife Park
rawnsley park station
malcolm bartsch art
waitpinga farm
scoffed cooking school
mega adventure
SA Scorpions
mount osmond golf club
Delta Force Paintball
Adelaide Crows Football Club
port power
flight experience
adelaide biplanes
The Food Forest
The Lifeflow Meditation Centre
rydges skyline restaurant
Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Event Location

  • Event Location
    Thebarton Community Centre
    Cnr South Road & Ashwin Parade
    Torrensville SA 5031
  • Call Us
    (08) 8269 5260
  • Email Us


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The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide Inc. is honoured to be the host club for the Lions 201 C1 District Convention 2017. 

The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide was chartered in 1961 and was the first Lions Club in South Australia.

We are proud to support and serve the community through numerous projects including, but certainly not limited to, providing blankets for the homeless, Fred’s Van, the SAPOL and Lions Citizen of the Year Award, Lions Children of Courage Awards and many many more, 

Visit Our Website

District Governor's Message

Megan Butler

District Governor
2017 will be an exciting year for Lions International as we celebrate 100 years of Lions.

Our District Convention is an opportunity for us all to gather together to celebrate our achievements, reflect on our past and look forward to the next 100 years.

I invite every member of our District and beyond to attend our convention to listen to some great speakers, learn about different projects, gain ideas, meet up with old friends and make new ones.

The Convention committee has worked tirelessly to invite the cream of the crop of guest speakers to inspire you for the year ahead. The Gala Dinner will be a night to remember.

I extend this invitation not only to the Lions but to our family and friends to show case our wonderful District and organisation.

Kind Regards,
Megan Butler


Phone: (08) 8269 5260
Postal: PO Box 139, Walkerville SA 5081

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District Governor: Megan Butler

Convention Chairman: Tony Pederick OAM

Convention Secretary & PR: Petrea Stacey

Committee Members:
Ray Najar

Robin Coleman
Peter Panagaris
Don Pritchard
David Parrish
Frank Gratton