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Annual North American Meet Up

What is the Annual Meet Up?
The Annual Meet Up is an opportunity for everyone in the North American network to come together to watch a match as is it not possible for everyone to get together on a regular basis. While the event is always in a North American based host city, we often have visitors from around the world join us to connect our community and network even more!
How is the host city chosen?
Each year, Lions Clubs express interest in being the host city through a "bid". The options are then presented to the other Lions Clubs who then have their Chair vote on their behalf. The Lions Club/city with the most votes is declared the host city.
What is the structure of the Meet Up?
The host Club Chair organizes the event along with their Lions Club members. Each Chair organizes the event in their own unique way. The event usually lasts at least 3 days with attendees tailoring their trip to their interests and needs. The Chair may organize events and group outings that are optional for the attendees in addition to securing group accommodation rates.
The typical event often has a Meet and Greet on the first evening at the hosting pub. This is usually when the raffle and auction occurs to raise funds for Acorns Children's Hospice. For more information on this, check out our Acorns page.
Match day is generally on day 2 or 3 of the event (depending on fixture schedule). 
The remaining time is up to the attendees!
What are the benefits of attending a Meet Up?
  • Visiting a city or area that you may not have had the opportunity to visit
  • Experience new things
  • Contributing to Acorns fundraising
  • Seeing old friends
  • Making new lifelong friends
  • Growing the North American Lions Club network
Past Host Cities
  • Chicago
  • Thunder Bay
  • San Diego
  • Austin
  • New York City
  • San Francisco
  • Toronto
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