Lions District 201N3 – 2017 Convention
Cessnock  Saturday 4th November, 2017  
at Cessnock Leagues Club, 1-7 Darwin St, Cessnock
Registration Form here -Bookings close 15 October.
Everyone planning to share in this event should register to make sure you are counted in the supply of satchels & get your nametag & to enter the lucky door p[rize.
If you are attending any catered functions, Bookings for functions close on October 15

Wow – Lions is 100 years old  - So, … Where do we go from there?

 - Step into the NEW century of Lionism

        - “Respect our Past … Develop the Future “

            - Be a part of shaping the future of We Serve

        - and have  F U N   doing it

Come to a new-format District Convention ….. 

in Cessnock – the heart of our District

- Share  - Learn  - Socialise  - Enjoy  - Celebrate   

at this MEMBER-focussed convention 

Members responding to our survey earlier this year told us that they were more likely to attend convention if it was 

shorter duration, overall less-expensive, more inspirational, less formalities, & with more individual involvement      

District Governor Glenn welcomes you to join in our revised format

-  From Friday afternoon 3rd November,  the registration & display areas will be open.

- There will be no official function but you are welcome to socialise at the Cessnock Leagues Club.

- Saturday 4th November we will conduct all convention in ONE DAY.

From 7am Registrations open & there will be enough coffee/tea & croissants/muffins to substitute for a breakfast elsewhere.

Call to order is at 8:30am

- The morning will start with “Respect for our Past” and progress through the “official business” of AGM & Project approvals and election for various  positions for the future

- We will start to address “Develop the future” with Leo of the Year,  updates on the way forward with various projects, opportunities to share ideas on activities successfully undertaken by selected clubs, discussion forum on how we adapt Lions to the modern community.

 - During lunch there will be an address by non-Lions Guest speaker, Mark Fitzgibbon, Managing Director and CEO of NIB Health Funds who will talk about managing change. 

- A flat fee of $20 per person for the Convention day will include substantial morning refreshments available on arrival through to morning tea break plus the sit-down lunch.


- Then, celebrate on the Saturday night with a Centennial Party – even for those who cannot make it during the day.  Dress will be smart casual, not formal- decorations "Black&Gold"-let your hair down - we want you to relax and enjoy the company of fellow Lions & Lioness.

  - Tickets for the Centennial Party that night will be $50 and include a free drink on arrival, 2-course dinner and live dance music provided by highly recommended duo - Scratch. 

 One lucky punter will win the lucky door prize and get their ticket price refunded.

    – For the Centennial Party, the venue is limited to 200, so get in and book as soon as possible before 15th October.


- On Sunday 5th November, Cessnock Wine Country Lions will run a "brunch" BBQ at a selected winery in the Wine District near Cessnock - for those able to spend extra time in the area.


** Meanwhile, if you want accommodation, you had better book ASAP as there are other events in the area that weekend- refer some accommodation information listed below

(note... the nearest ,but not cheapest, motel is WineCountry Motor Inn adjacent to the convention venue) There are many more in the vineyard area.

(sample list of ) ACCOMMODATION – Cessnock area weekends

(For general information only - no responsibility  for indicative pricing




Indicative pricing

Cessnock Wine Country Motel

5 Darwin Street, Cessnock

(02)4993 2999

$180 per night for 2 nights or
     $165 per night for 3 nights

Aussie Rest Motel

43 Sheddon Street, Cessnock

(02)4991 4197

$260 for 2 nights

Cessnock Motel

15 Allandale Road, Cessnock

(02)4990 2699

$360 for 2 nights

Cumberland Motor Inn

57-61 Cumberland Street, Cessnock

(02)4990 6633

$263 for 2 nights

Hunter Valley Travellers Rest

35 Colliery Street, Aberdare

(02)4991 2355

$130 per night

Potters Brewery Resort

Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

(02)4991 7922

$315 per night

Cessnock Vintage Motor Inn

300 Maitland Rd, Cessnock

(02)4990 4333

Railway Hotel

126 Vincent Street, Cessnock

(02)4990 1070

$60 per night

Hotel Cessnock

234 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

(02)4990 1002

$110 per night

Big4 Valley Vineyards Park

137 Mount View Road, Cessnock

(02)4990 2473

$65 per night for 2 people min. 2 nights

Wine Country Tourist Park

Cnr. Wine Country Drive & ‘Connors Road, Nulkaba

02)4990 5819

Site fee $40.00 per night for 2 people

Leisure Inn/Pokolbin Hill

Cnr. Broke & McDonalds Rd Pokolbin

(02)4998 7000

$269 - $289 per night

Elfin Hill Country

250 Marrowbone Road, Pokolbin

(02)4998 7543

$620 + Breakfast min 2 nights.

Crowne Plaza

430 Wine Country Drive, Lovedale

(02)4991 0000

$738 for 2 nights

Chezvous Villas

148 Debyers Road, Pokolbin 2320

(02)4998 7320

$290 per night

There are many other options for accommodation in the Wine District, 

easy drive to Cessnock. Such accommodation can be found via websites at either or

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