Over 50,000 Lions to Roar Into Busan

The Lions Clubs is gathering in Busan from June 22nd through the 26th for the 95th Lions Clubs International Convention. 50,000 members have pre-registered and upwards of 5,000 are expected to register on site.

BUSAN, South Korea -- BEXCO and Lotte Hotel will play host to one of the largest events to hit Busan's convention circuit. Upwards of 50,000 attendees from over 120 countries are expected to descend on the city for the meeting of the 95th Lions Clubs International Convention.

Highlighting the event will be a speech from Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, as well as a number of other presenters and booths laid out across BEXCO’s massive convention floor.

Some of the key events include the Membership Key Awards, the Ice Cream Social, the International Show, the Melvin Jones Fellows Luncheon and the Leo Lion Summit.

With 1.35 million members from 45,000 clubs in 208 countries, the Lions Club has grown into the world’s largest volunteer group since its original founding in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Lions' motto is “We Serve”, and the organization has long focused their work on sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues and other programs.

The last Lions Club convention held in Korea was in Seoul in 1995.

For more info on the convention, you can check out the official website at www.lions2012.com

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