Lions Clubs International MD Convention 2020

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Coronavirus or Covid-19 Update

Hello Lions Clubs  

Whilst at our hotel we want you to enjoy your time and make use of all of our facilities during your Convention.

You will no doubt be aware of the evolving situation of the Coronavirus or Covid-19 and the flu like illness it can cause.

We want to reassure you that we take infection control very seriously at all times and have implemented additional cleaning and sanitising procedures to protect the health of our guests, visitors and employees.

Should you have any queries or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you 

Kind Regards,



Charlotte Harper | Assistant BCEC Sales Office Manager

Birmingham Conference and Events Centre
Hill Street
Birmingham B5 4EW 
T: 0121 634 6266 


Dear Fellow Lions 

Having held an online meeting with the Council of Governors last night (15-03-2020), I am sorry to advise you that the decision has been made to postpone the MD105 Convention which was due to take place 1-3 May 2020 in Birmingham.

This decision was not made lightly but in view of the current COVID-19 situation this was considered to be the most sensible course of action. 

The Council will be meeting again next weekend to work on alternative proposals for holding a Convention, perhaps online and updates on this will follow.

I would also like to thank all of those Lions at local and MD level who had done so much work to date to ensure that the Convention would have been a success.

The welfare of our Members and Guests has to be our priority.

All payments for events over the weekend which have been made will be refunded in due course but please be patient as this will take some time to be done by your MDHQ Team.

MDHQ also have a good relationship with the hotel and at this stage if you have reserved accommodation then please again contact MDHQ so that they can liaise with the hotel on your behalf.

Take care and please take all necessary steps to ensure your health and well-being.


Stewart Sherman-Kahn
Council Chairman

Please also note the following advice from the NHS:
How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus (COVID-19)


Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 

Always wash your hands when you get home or into work

Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 

Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

For further information go to the NHS website for advice

Friday 1st May - Sunday 3rd May

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