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District Conventions 1950-Present
With Newspaper Articles.

Dist. Year Location International Guest District Governor/Club
13D April 16,1950 (3A) Grover Hill High School ID A.B. Dredge-Springfield,OH Ed Ward-Lima Host
13D April 22,1951 (2A) Bluffton High School #Judge Joseph Lady-Kenton,OH Merle Blue-Dunkirk
13D April 20,1952 Findlay College PID Guy Brentlinger-Lima,OH Gerald Smith-Urbana
13D April 19,1953 Bellefontaine ID John Stickley-Charlotte,NC Olan Fahrig-Forest
13D May 2,1954 (2A) Defiance PIP Julien Hyer-Dallas,TX R.C. Parmeter-Lima Host
13D May 1,1955 Lima N/A Fred Carter-Bryan
13D April 28-29,1956 Toledo Secor Hotel PID Monroe Nute-Kennett Square,PA Adam Stewart-Columbus Grove
13D May 4,1958 (2A) Lima Senior High ID W.R."Dick" Bryan-Doylestown,OH Lewis Shoemaker-Dunkirk
13D  April 19,1959 Bowling Green Unv. Union Bld. PIP Edward Paine-Michigan City,IN Norm Kreuzburg-Lima Host
13D May 15,1960 (2A) Russels Point Beatly Hotel PIP Dudley Simms-Charleston,WV Harold Miller-Paulding
13D April 15-16,1961 Findlay Elks ID Robert W. Wyatt-Detroit,MI J.H. Gamel-New Hampshire
13D April 8,1962 (2A) Lima Clemans Bld. ID Henry McFarland-Albany,NY Richard Young-Toledo
13D March 24,1963  Defiance High School ID LaVern Robbins_Battle Creek,MI Stanley Goodwin-Columbus Grove
13D April 26,1964 (4A) Urbana High School PIP Clarence Strum-Manawa,WI John J. Tobin Sr.-Lima Host
13D April 25,1965 Bryan,OH PID W.R. "Dick" Bryan-Doylestown,OH Lewis C. Yohn-Bryan
13D April 23-25,1966 Wapakoneta PIP Harold Nutter-Camden,NJ Oliver M. Kuck-Wapakoneta
13A April 29-30,1967 Findlay High School PIP Edgar M. Elbert-Maywood,IL Robert McManness-Findlay
13E May 7,1967 Sidney Sr. High School ID Paul Eckelman-Portland, OR Max Rose-Sidney
13A April 28,1968 Wauseon High School PID Charles Mowery-York,PA Leonard W. Yost-Lyons
13A April 19-20,1969 Lima Sr. High School PIP Aubrey Green-York,AL Paul J. McNamara-Lima Host
13E April 27,1969  Wapakoneta Sr. High School PIP Edward Lindsey-Lawrenceburg,TN Don Wittwer-Wapakoneta
13A April 4-5,1970 Bryan High School IP W.R. "Dick" Bryan-Doylestown,OH Arden "Ben" Pacey-Bryan
13A April 17-18,1971 Findlay High School-Imperial House ID Clarence Marquez-Panama City,Panama Thomas W. Miles-Findlay
13E April 25,1971 Bellefontaine High School N/A John P. Johnson-West Liberty
13A April 15-16,1972 Napoleon High School+ N/A FR. Phillip J. Rapp-Toledo
13A April 7-8,1973 Scots Inn Lima PIP W.R. "Dick Bryan-Doylestown,OH William Hinton-Delphos
13E April 29,1973 Wapakoneta Sr. High School ID Ralph Layman-Alma,MI Tom J. Bodel-Waynesfield
13A April 20-21,1974 Holiday Inn Perrysburg ID Joseph Rabbit-Hyattsville,MD Dallas P. Dauterman-Risingsun
13A April 19-20,1975 Holiday Inn Findlay #Pat Browne Nathan Hampshire-Findly
13E April 27,1975 Wapakoneta Sr. High School ID George Kenien-Babylon,NY Earl Thompson-Cridersville
13A April 24-25,1976 Perrysburg PID William Chandler-Montgomery,AL Robert Oberhouse-Pemberville
13A April 16-17,1977 (2A) Best Western Lima PIP Robert Uplinger-Syracuse,NY Dale Harruff-Spencerville
13A April 15-16,1978 Holiday Inn Perrysburg N/A Donald Drain-Rudolph
13A April 21-22,1979 (2A) Best Western Lima ID Judge Brian Stevenson-Calgary,AB,Canada Raymond Lusk-Columbus Grove
13E Aptil 29,1979 Indian Lake High School N/A Wilbur E. Hughes-Huntsville-Indian Lake
13A April 19-20,1980 Ramada Inn Toledo N/A Robert Birmingham-West Toledo
13A April 25-26,1981 Best Western Lima N/A Richard Young-Columbus Grove
13A April 17-18,1982 Bryan ID Beauford Robinson-Jefferson City,MO Wells Boutell-Bryan
13E April 10,1983 Bellefontaine High School N/A Donald C. Yoder-West Liberty
13A April 16-17,1983 Lima N/A R.T."Pete" Pedersen-Lima Northside
13A April 7-8,1984 Holiday Inn French Quarter Toledo N/A John Wagener-Wauseon
13E April 14,1985 Bellefontaine Sr. High School ID Walter Ballard Jr.-Pueblo,CO Hank Kies-Bellefontaine
13A April 20-21,1985 Best Western Lima N/A Keith Chaney-Lima Northside
13A  April 12-13,1986 French Quarter Perrysburg N/A Russel Oxender-Pioneer
13A April 4-5,1987 Best Western Lima PID Jack Dobush-Lamont,AB,Canada John Phillips-Kalida
13A April 9-10,1988 Holiday Inn Perrysburg N/A Glen Gamber-Pemberville
13A April 15-16,1989 Best Western Lima N/A Ford Warren-Findlay
13E April 23,1989 Sidney High School N/A James Boyd-Sidney
13A April 21-22,1990 Hilton Hotel Toledo+ ID Harold D. Kelly-Centralia,MO Louis Deutschman-Portage
13A April 20-21,1991 Best Western Lima PID William E. Winland-Gillette,WY Jack L. Cheney-Lima Northside
13E  April 21,1991 Kenton Jr. High School PID James Cameron-Urbana,IL Bill Price-Kenton
13A May 2-3,1992 Holidy Inn Montpelier PID Bud Sweet-North Pole,AK James Sugg-Holgate
13A March 20-21,1993 Days Inn Findlay N/A John Davis-Findlay
13E April 25,1993 Wapakoneta High School ID Karl Adamson-Tekamah,NE Lilburn Cummings-Waynsfield
13A April 29-30,1994 Best Western Lima PID Robert J. Drabek-Rapid City,SD Harold Merkle-Convoy
13A March 30,31,April 1,1995 Holiday Inn Montpelier ID  George F. Hazelbaker-Duncan,IA Al Trausch-Pioneer
13E April 23,1995 Holiday Inn Bellefontaine ID Charles H. Weimer Sr.-Hi Nella,NJ John R."Dick" Russell-Bellefontaine
13A April 12-14,1996 Holiday Inn Wapakoneta PID Dr. Carlos E. Justiniano-Mayaguez.PR Gerald Aller-McComb
13A April4-6,1997 Holiday Inn Montpelier PIP William L. "Bill" Biggs-Omaha,NE Verne French-Bryan
13E April 25-27,1997 Holiday Inn Wapakoneta ID Ed Cordes-Cornin,NY Ed Lantz-Bellefontaine
13A March 27-29,1998 Holiday Inn Wapakoneta N/A Oscar Schultz-Findlay
13A April 16-18,1999 Medical College of Ohio Toledo+ N/A Wm. Michels Bennett-Maumee
13E April 18,1999 Waynesfield Goshen High School ID Dr. Dwayne Garrett-Wentzville,MS Robert E. "Gene" Cox-Waynesfield
13A April 7,2000 Holidome Montpelier PID John Staurt-Jacksonville,FL Virgil Ellerbrock-Glandorf
13A March 30,31,April 1,2001 Holidome Montpelier PID Carl L. Battistone-Bethal Park,PA Ron Myers-Napoleon
13E April 22,2001 Wapakoneta High School ID Scott Rennels-Jonesboro,AR Byron H. "Barney" Roll-West Liberty
13A April 12-14,2002 Holidome Montpelier ID Dr. Henry L. Smith-Louisville, KY Charles Hinkle-Pioneer
13A March 28-30,2003 Holidome Montpelier ID Scott Rennels-Jonesboro,AR Janet Sugg-Holgate
13A March 2004 Holidome Montpelier PID Dennis Cobler-North Muskegon,MI Dick Moore-Sylvania Sunrise
13A April 1-3,2005 Holidome Montpelier PID Ross Thorfinnson Jr.-Eden Prairie,MN Patricia Goulding-Maumee
13A March 31-April 2,2006 Clarion Hotel Toledo N/A Karen Raszka-Sylvania Sunrise
13E April 14-15,2007 Sidney Holiday Inn ID Howard Jenkins-Columbus,MS Mike Gordon-West Mansfield
13A March 23-25,2007 Findlay Inn N/A Larry Swords-Lima Host
13A April 4-6,2008 Findlay Inn ID Ed Lecius-Merrimack,NH Daniel Ritter-McComb
13A March 20-22,2009 Heritage Inn (SV) Archbold ID William Watkins Sr.-Loudon,TN Dr. John Moats-Bryan
13A  March 19-20,2010 French Quarter Toledo ID Haynes Townsend-Dalton,GA  Jay Deutschman-Portage
13A March 11-12,2011 Findlay Inn & Convention Center ID Jame Cavallaro-Springfield,PA John Davis-Findlay
13A March 30-31,2012 Fidlay Inn & Convention Center ID Eugene Spiess-Moore,SC  Barbara Plaugher-Bluffton
13E April,14,2012 ONU McIntosh Center Ada PID David Fiandt-Fort Wayne,IN William "Bill" Keller-Kenton
13E April 12-13,2013 Waynesfield Lions Den+ PID Gary Anderson-Grand Rapids,MI Jack Preston-Wapakoneta
13A May 10-11,2013 French Quarter Perrysburg ID John Harper-Cheyenne,WY Rev. Ralph Stuebs-Wauseon
13A March 7-8,2014 French Quarter Perrysburg ID Donal Knipp-Auxvasse,MO Craig Guuger-Perrysburg Sunrise
13E April 4-5,2014 High Point Career CTR Bellefontaine ID Larry Dicus-Whittier,CA Darlene Roll-Waynesfield
13A April 17-18,2015 Findlay Inn & Convention Center PID Mark Hintzmann-Watertown,WI Marvin Crawford-McComb
13E April 1-2,2016 Benjamin Logan Middle School ID Karla Harris-South Milwaukee,WI Michael Gibbs-Rushsylvania
13A April 8-9,2016 Howard Johnson Lima ID Lewis Quinn-Anchorage,AK Nicholas J. Schmunk-Wauseon
OH1  March 31-April 1,2017 Findlay Inn & Conference Center ID Bob & Michelle Libin-Rego Park, NY Sheryl Burrnett-Wauseon


Key to Abbreviations:
#=Not a International guest.
+=Due to space on this website, some conventions where held at two locations here are the complete locations:
13A April 15-16,1972-Holiday Inn Napoleon and Napoleon Sr. High School.
13A April 21-22,1990-Hilton Hotel Toledo and Toledo Medical College.
13A  April 16-18,1999- Medical College of Ohio and Hilton Hotlel Toledo.
13E April 12-13, 2013-Waynesfield Lions Den and Wapakoneta High School.
4A= Four newspaper articles 3A= Three newspaper articles. 2A= two newspaper articles.

Research taken from District Convention progams and Newspaper articles taken from newspaperArchive.com. and Newspapers.com. they have copyrights of their own.
I would like to thank the following for contributing International Guest information: PID Jerry Smith, PDG's James and Janet Sugg, PDG Dr. John Moates, PDG Dan Ritter, Lion Robert Segna, Lion Dan Klear and Lion Jim Glicher.