MD6 State Convention
The Akron Lions are enthusiastically planning a convention for the Lions of Colorado that promises to be entertaining and yet be a cost effective gathering. The dates are May 2-4, 2024. The primary venue for the convention is the Event Center at Washington County Fairgrounds.
In Akron we don’t have mountain views or fancy hotels or glitzy shopping centers. We make up for that with 1,700 friendly people, an awesome Lions Club and good times.
Akron has two motels, Gemma’s Crossing and MoJo’s Inn. All of the rooms at both locations are reserved for the convention beginning May 2nd through the 4th. Room costs are $65/night for 1 queen bed or $80/night for 2 full beds. For RV’ers, there are plenty of RV spaces at the county fairgrounds at a cost of $25. All reservations for both motels are being handled by Gemma’s Crossing. Call 970-345-0720. Use this link for RV registration.
Registration to attend meetings and including the Eye Bank Breakfast and Saturday lunch is $50. A pre-convention golf tournament is planned for the morning of Friday May 3rd. The cost of the tournament is $50 which includes green fees, cart and lunch at the golf course.
The 6 Entity Board Meetings are scheduled for the afternoon of May 3rd. Three of the meetings will be held at the primary venue, the county event center. Three will be held in the conference room at Gemma’s Crossing. The MD 6 Council Meeting is scheduled for May 3rd following the board meetings.
A Friday night casual dinner is planned at the home of a long time Akron Lion. Adjacent to his home Lion Rick Glosson proudly displays what he calls Skid Row. It’s part museum, part shrine, and full time interesting. Dinner will be “Friday Fiesta” which will include a Mexican food buffet and open bar courtesy of the Akron Lions Flamingo Lounge. The cost for this dinner is $50 per person.
The state convention business will take place all day Saturday May 4th. The day begins with the RMLEB breakfast and annual meeting. The Saturday lunch will be held at the fairgrounds where the Akron Lions have a food booth the club uses for it’s largest fund raiser. The club is known across northeast Colorado for it’s fantastic cheeseburgers. The lunch will feature the food the Akron Lions serve during the fair. The lunch area will also feature a mechanical bull for all you cowboys and cowgirls. Trophies will be awarded to the most memorable riders. And to make it a real county fair we’re working with the county to operate the ferris wheel during lunch.
Saturday evening will be the convention banquet and entertainment. It’s a special event as 2024 marks the 70th anniversary of the Akron Lions Club. Attendees will have a choice of steak, chicken, or vegan. Dinner includes an open bar prior to and during he banquet courtesy of the Akron Lions Flamingo Lounge. After dinner, sit back, put your boots on the table and be entertained by Akron’s Ditzy Chicks who we believe will make you smile and tap your foot. Cost for this event is $50 per person.
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