November 4, 2017
Members of the Middletown Lions Club hosted a “welcoming” table at the District 23 Special Convention at the Woodrow Wilson Middle School on Saturday, November 4, 2017. President Marty Knight and Treasurer Richard Pelletier were delegate and alternate delegate respectively.
The convention was called to order by PCC Ken Tucker from the Montville Mohegan-Pequot Lions Club. It was to select the nominee for International Director for the New England area who will then go to the 101st International Convention in Las Vegas from June 29 through July 3rd. The two candidates running for this position were: PCC Mark Lyons from the Brookfield Lions Club in District 23A, and PCC Sia Dowlatshahi from the South Windsor Lions Club, District 23B.
The photo above is of International Director candidates for New England PCC Mark Lyons and PCC Sia Dowlatshahi.
The photo above shows delegates from all over District 23 casting their ballots for nominee as International Director to represent New England.
The photo to the left is of PCC Mark Lyons with his wife Lion Lyn accepting the nomination as International Director for New England.
The photo to the right is of President Marty Knight presenting International Director nominee PCC Mark Lyons with an orchid plant for winning the District 23 nomination for New England.
The photo to the left is of President Marty Knight presenting PCC Sia Dowlatshahi with a beautiful plant for being runner-up.
The photo above is of Members of the Middletown Lions Club welcoming delegates to the Special Convention. (first row - left to right)1st Vice President Ellie Paules, President Marty Knight, and Secretary Howard Geltman. Standing behind them (left to right) were Guiding Lion Summer Lerch, George FInlayson (a delegate in the background), and Board Member Terri Geltman.