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Scotch Corner Convention Update – July 2015

Just a few lines to update the District on preparations for Convention, which this year runs from 20 – 22 November 2015 at the well appointed and fantastically refurbished Scotch Corner Holiday Inn.

Convention 6Bookings are starting to come in, but Lions are reminded not to wait until the last minute. Also, a plea to delegates who might not be staying at the hotel, but travelling from local clubs – again, we need to know you are coming, to get the logistics right. Please register with all of your requirements so that we can get the numbers right.

We have a full programme of light entertainments for you on the Friday “host night”, which will be based around an impressive three course hot and cold buffet. The menu selections are impressive and will have something to offer even the most discerning eaters!

Convention 3The partners and guests outing to the world famous Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle has been fixed. We have acquired the services of a professional guide to ensure that our limited time in the museum is fully maximized. We will return to Scotch Corner for 3pm, in order to be present for our featured guest.

To effectively close the Saturday proceedings and send us away inspired to do even greater things in Lionism, we have managed to obtain the services of a very special lady. Tricia Stewart was the driving force behind the phenomenally successful Rylstone and District WI Calendar – the one that set out raise £2000 and ended up raising almost £4million for Leukemia Research. Their story has been told on film and is now a West End musical show. Tricia is unique – not many ladies can claim to have been played on screen by Dame Helen Mirren, or on stage by Anita Dobson and Linda Bellingham.

There is no truth in the rumour that Teesdale Club are preparing a similar calendar!

Final details are now being confirmed with the Hotel, and all systems are go. Remember – PLEASE get your bookings into us. Teesdale Lions and DG Dave promise you a full and lively Convention.

Best regards

Lion Bob Garton

Convention Chairman

District Convention 2018



16th to 18th November 2018
Join us for some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality at our 36th Annual District Convention at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton.
Nestled in the centre of the Vale of York, Northallerton is the heart and county town of North Yorkshire. The town has good communication links, it is on the East Coast main line, and is situated in the centre of the A1(M) and A19 corridors.
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