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MD Convention Eastbourne 2016

Multiple District Convention 2016 was being held in Eastbourne from Friday the 6th to Sunday the 8th of May 2016. The venue is the Devonshire Park Centre, Eastbourne BN21 4BP

An invitation to attend your convention

As Chairman of Council I look forward to welcoming you to the Multiple District Convention in Eastbourne in May. 

Details of the social events and activities have been covered by the Host Committee [below] so let me tell you something of the business sessions this year.

If the grapevine is working as efficiently as usual you are probably already aware that there will be some important decisions to be made by your delegates at convention. Your Council of Governors will be presenting resolutions that will propose changes to the geographical organisation of the Multiple District and to the management and governance structure that will make our MD fit for the 21st Century and beyond. These are important proposals that will not only improve the efficiency of the MD and reduce the cost to members but will result in strong districts that are able to tackle our membership crisis and reverse the downward trend. I would urge you to study the resolutions carefully when they come out, to seek clarification from your DG Team if required and to make sure that your club is represented at convention so that your voice can be heard.

I am also trying to make the business sessions less “sit and listen” and more interactive and hope to turn a large part of the Saturday morning over to smaller workshops and seminars as well as providing an open forum during Sunday’s session. I hope to be able to release more details very soon.

This promises to be one of the most interesting conventions for some time so make sure you are there to take part.

Simon Moss

Council Chairman 2015-16

Social events

EASTBOURNE? – Yes Sunny Eastbourne on the Sussex Coast. There is plenty to see and do.

Why not come early or stay late or do both? 

Make the Convention weekend part of an early Summer Holiday. 

The Friday Host Night will be something a bit different, yes there will be a theme - “London through the ages”, but it will be led by a true cockney – Gordon Bennett (that’s his name, not just an expression). There will be other entertainment; singing & dancing with a London theme. So there will be plenty of scope if you want to dress-up. If fancy dress is not for you just sit back and laugh at those of us that do dress up. You can choose your own food from a buffet with something for all tastes.

On Saturday night the Banquet & Ball will be fairly traditional with music for dancing provided by one of the South’s premier Abba tribute bands – “Abalicious”. But this is Eastbourne, the Devonshire Centre, where Conventions have been held before and all the staff know what they are doing and what we want, so you can choose what to eat in advance. 

The Social evenings will both be held in the Floral Hall while the Convention Business Session, described by our Council Chairman, will be held in the adjoining Congress Theatre, with plenty of room to sit in comfort and lots of room for the exhibitions and the break-outs or workshops. Lion John Cattaway and his host committee recently organised the SE Convention in the same venue and they promise you will enjoy this weekend - so please come; support our Council Chairman and the District Governors; welcome the next Council; and most of all HAVE FUN!

To book, visit the District SE website