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April 28 – May 1, 2022






Welcome our Lions Clubs International Past International President Joseph “Joe” Preston.

Joseph “Joe” Preston, of Mesa, Arizona, USA, was elected to serve as president of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 97th international convention held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 4-8, 2014.
Past President Preston is a fleet sales manager.
A member of the Mesa Thunderbird Lions Club, Past International President Preston has been a Lion since 1974. He has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, district governor and council chairperson. In addition, he has served as leadership, Lions Quest and MERL chairperson for his multiple district. He was also chairperson of the 1994 International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, and the 2003 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum in Portland, Oregon; and a national multinational coordinator for Campaign Sight First II where he exceeded his goals.
In recognition of his service to the association, Preston has received numerous awards, including the 100% Club President Award, the 100% District Governor Award, a Key Member Award, a Medal of Merit, 11 International President’s Awards and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lion activities, Preston is past president of United Way of Yavapai County and a former board member of the Lions Foundation of Arizona.
Past President Preston and his wife, Joni, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons, one daughter and nine grandchildren.


Registration will be at the Quality Suites Inn. The Fairfield Inn is adjacent to the Quality Suites Inn.
Training classes will be downtown Rolla at the Christ Episcopal Church. Lions will be taken from the hotel by bus to the church. We are planning to offer a catered lunch on site at the church (Additional cost would be $15 per/person. Lunch Registration Form).
Friday evening Hospitality will be held at the Quality Suites ballroom. Cash bar will be available from Rolla Lions Club.
Saturday morning sessions will be in the ballroom at the Quality Suites Inn. Buses will deliver Lions to the Rolla Lions Den for lunch which will be catered by the Rolla Lions catering group. The evening banquet will be held at the Rolla Lions Den. The Den has a cash bar.


Full Registration fee is $85 each.   Download Registration Form: Registration Form

No Refunds after March 15, 2020.