Thursday 09/28/2017

The following names indicate rooms at the congress center:AARE, AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI,  BIENNE, LÉMAN, LUGANO, MILES DAVIS HALL, NEUCHÂTEL, REUSS, RHÔNE, LIMMAT, ORBE, THUN, ZUG

Learn more about the rooms here: The convention centre

08:30 - 17:00

  Forum Office B3 - ZUG

The forum office is accessible for all speakers and other official persons needing secretary services, a computer with printer, access to internet or any other services.

08:30 - 18.15

  Music Competition Round 1 and 2 A3 - Miles Davis Hall

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
L Ingo Brookmann, MD111, Germany, Delegate of the European Music Competition

Vice Chair
L Markus Enzler, MD102, Switzerland, Delegate of the Swiss Music Competition

Jury Meetings
The music competition’s jury is meeting according to its schedule in the
meeting room level A3 – room Limmat.

Description
Please find detailed information on the Forum’s website or in the competition’s flyer.

  Music Competition Jury Meetings A3- LIMMAT

The music competition’s jury is meeting according to its schedule.

09:00 - 10:30

  IP meets DG's B5 - AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
District Governors, all Lions and Leos welcome

Chair
IP Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, International President

Vice Chair
ID Elien Van Dille, MD 112, Belgium

Description
The president will meet his Governors and further develop his program and goals:

  • The power of We
  • The Power of Action
  • The Power of Service
  •  Q & A with the Governors
  Member Increase in Small Countries B3 - NEUCHÂTEL

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PDG Zvonimir Cvetanovski, District 132 Macedonia, FYROM, Eng.Architect

Speakers

  •  First IVP Mrs. Gudrun Yngvadottir, MD109 Iceland
  •  DG Ragnar Loivukene, D120, Estonia
  •  PDG Drazen Melcic, D126, Croatia, GMT coordinator
  •  PDG Jurij Sarman, D129, Slovenia, GMT coordinator
  •  DG Daniel Becker, D113, Luxembourg
  •  DG Zvonimir Cvetanovski, D132, Macedonia, FYROM

Description

  • More members – more services – bigger impact
  • Analyses last 5 years membership changes (total, male, female)
  • Advantages and weaknesses: kind of activities, challenges
  • Conclusion: proposals for stable development
  UN Delegates (closed session) B3 - LUGANO

Target audience
Only UN delegates

Chair
PID Howard Lee, MD 105, England, LCI-Representative to UN-Office in Geneva

Vice Chair
PID Philippe Gerondal, MD 112, Belgium, LCI-Representative to UN-Office in Vienna

Speakers

  • Chair-, Vice-Chairperson
  •  UN Delegates LCI

Description
According to a separate agenda.

  The secrets of linking Lions and LEO A4 - REUSS

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions, especially activity delegates

Chair
L Othmar Fetz, LEO Club-Advisor, MD 114-M, Austria

Description

  • Unleash full power by mutual inspiration
  •  I took part in approx. 100 service projects worldwide.

I will give you an overview of my work and discuss ways how Lions and LEOS can work together more efficient

  Long Range Planning Committee Europe (closed session) B3 - BIENNE

Target audience
Only members of the Long Range Planning Committee

Chair
PIP Eberhard J. Wirfs, MD 111, Germany

Secretary
PID A&A Jouko Ruissalo, MD 107, Finland

Speakers

  • Opening by PIP Eberhard J. Wirfs
  • All members of the LRP Committee

Description
According to Committee Agenda

09:00 - 12:15

  General Secretaries Meeting (closed session) B3 - THUN

Target audience
Only General Secretaries of Multi Districts

Chair
PCC Carl Tack, ME 112, Belgium

Vice Chair
Frank Gerlinger, MD111, Germany

Speakers

  • PCC Carl Tack, General secretary
  • L Frank Gerlinger, IT Manager
  • ID Elisabeth Haderer, MD110, Holland

Description

  • Part 1: General secretary information
    - Evolution membership in Europe
    - Women in Lions
    - Activities Centennial 2016-17, plans for 2017-18
    - Activities for LCIF
  • Part 2: Discussion about privacy legislation

09:00 - 14.45

  Youth Exchange A4 - RHÔNE

Target audience
Youth Delegates

Chair
L Urs Müller, Youth and LEO-Chairperson

Vice Chair
Frédérique d’Agostino, Vice Chairperson Youth and LEO

Speakers
L Urs Müller, MD102, Switzerland, Secretary YCE Europe

Description
All questions about Youth Exchange Program will be discussed according to a special program (first part)

  Youth Exchange A4 - AARE

Target audience
Youth Delegates

Chair
L Urs Müller, Youth and LEO-Chairperson

Vice Chair
Frédérique d’Agostino, Vice Chairperson Youth and LEO

Speakers
L Urs Müller, MD102, Switzerland, Secretary YCE Europe

Description
All questions about Youth Exchange Program will be discussed according to a special program (first part)

10:45 - 12:15

  IP meets Lions B5 - AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions, especially women

Chair
IP Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, International President

Description
The president will present and explain his program and goals

  • One motto says it all: We Serve
  • The power of We
  • The Power of Action
  • The Power of Service
  • The Future is Now
  • Q & A with the audience
  Women in Lionism B3- LÉMAN

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions, especially women

Chair
CC Ursina Boulgaris-Huser, MD 102, Switzerland

Vice Chair
PID Sangeeta Jatia, Familiy and Women International Coordinator 2014-17

Speakers

  • 1st VIP Gudrun Björt Yngvadottir
  • ID Regina Risken 2017-19
  • PID Oya Sebuk

Description

After 100 years and just before the first woman will become International President of our organization, we will analyses together the position of women in our organization: are there any differences between countries? If yes how can we explain this? Are there universal solutions to attract more women into our organization? In other words - what do we need to do in order that women in our organization reflect the economic and social picture of society? These are some of the questions that being addressed in this session.

  Refugees Situation – Challenge for European Lions? B3 - NEUCHÂTEL

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Helmut Marhauer, MD 111, Germany

Vice Chair
LCIF-MDC Dr. Claudia Balduzzi, MD 108, Italy

Speakers

  • PID Helmut Marhauer,
  • MDC Dr. Claudia Balduzzi,
  • PID Hayri Ülgen, MD 118, Turkey
  • PID Svein Berntsen, MD 104, Norway
  • PID Howard Lee, MD 105, England

Description

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Situation and Development in Turkey/at Turkish border
  • Engagement of Scandinavian LIONS in Middle East
  • Refugee situation in and around Europe by figures of UNHCR
  • Discussion

The background of this seminar shall be to inform about the current situation and to motivate the installation of a European Lions „Refugee Relief Committee” to continue the work of the former LCI/LCIF “Refugee Steering Committee”.
MD 118 Turkey and MD 112 Belgium endorsed a proposal for such a committee to decide by the delegates of EF 2017.

  Euro Africa Committee I B3 - LUGANO

Target audience
Only members of the EAC-Committee (closed session)

Chair
PID Roberto Fresia, MD 108, Italy, Euro Africa-Chairperson

Speakers
According to detailed list of personal invitation

Description
The committee has only rules coming from single decisions during the years, it is important to define a book with the “rules of procedure” of the committee.

  Lions Centennial Coordinators (closed session) B3 - BIENNE

Target audience
Only Centennial Coordinators of MD, SD and D

Chair
PCC Barbara Grewe, MD111, Germany

Vice Chair
PID Robert Rettby, MD102, Switzerland

Speakers

  • Chairperson Barbara Grewe
  • all Centennial Coordinators

Description

  • Exchange of experiences of the three Centennial years
  • Plans for the last year of the Centennial

13:15 - 14:30

  European Council I B5 - AUDITORIUM

The European Council meetings are the official meetings of the members of the Europa Council, according to the Europa Forum Rules of Procedures. The Council will discuss and vote on the resolutions submitted by the members in due time and will elect the officers. The meetings are open to all Lions, but only the members of the Council may participate in the discussions and vote.

Target audience
Delegates of each country, all Lions without right to vote

Chair
PID Robert Rettby, Forum President

Vice Chair
PDG Nebojsha Davidovski, Forum Vice-President

Speakers

  • ID Elien van Dille (Delegate of IP)
  • European International Directors
  • PID Jouko Ruissalo, Archivist and Advisor
  • PCC Peter Brandenburg, Forum Accountant
  • ZC Christoph Witschi, Forum General Secretary
  • Members of the European Council

Description

  • Opening words
  • Attendance and Rules Presentation
  • Approval of the Election Committee
  • Approval of the minutes of the European Council 2016 meeting in Sofia
  • Approval of the report of the Europa Forum 2016
  • Presentation of Resolution 1: “EU Privacy Protection” Working Group
  • Presentation of Resolution 2: Refugee Relief Committee
  • Presentation of Resolution 3: Amendment to the Rules of Procedure – Optimisation of Timing
  • Presentation of Resolution 4: Voluntary Contribution to Europa Forum 2018
  • Presentation of a new member of the European Council: District 133 – Ireland
  • Presentation of the Candidates for the position of Archivist and Advisor PID Phil Nathan, PCC Lutz Baastrup, PID Benedict Ancar
  • Presentation of the Candidates for the position of Forum Accountant PCC Philip Goodier, PID Roberto Fresia, PCC Peter Brandenburg, PID Hayri Ülgen

 

13:15 - 14:45

  Twinning in Europe B3 - LÉMAN

Target audience
Club presidents, Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Georges Placet, MD 103, France

Vice Chair
DG Piero Nasuelli, MD 108, Italy

Speakers

  • PID Georges Placet
  • DG Piero Nasuelli

Description

  • Presentation and promotion of twinning between Lions clubs, allowing to develop special ties of friendship and collaboration in their actions
  • Practical aspects and available resources
  • Testimonials and experiences of twinned clubs
  Ernergy Efficient Cooking Stoves in West Bengal (India) B3 - LUGANO

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
IPDG Johann Schreiner, MD111 NB, Germany

Speakers

  • IPDG Johann Schreiner, Kabinettsbeauftragter GLT 2017/18
  • IPDG Huib M. van Lent, MD110, Netherland

Description

  • Presenting of the „aid project“ aimed at improving the living conditions of the very poor people inhabiting the high-altitude mountainous region
  • Presenting of the cooperation partner in Germany “Atmosfair” Foundation (www.atmosfair.de)
  • Questions: How can the project be promoted? Are there any possibilities of on-boarding companies or other NGOS’s as well?
  • Discussion: Possibilities of an implementation of the project at a European level.
  Young Ambassador Award Introduction A4 - REUSS

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
Dieter Van Hoye, MD 112, Belgium, European Chairperson of Young Ambassador Competition

Speaker
Dieter Van Hoye

Description
Young Ambassador award, what is it? During the time given, we will explain the history, the rules and procedures of the competition. We will also tell previous winners have done

  Area 4B Meeting (GLT, GMT, GST), (closed session) B3 - BIENNE

Target audienceOnly Area Leaders (GLT, GMT, GST), MD Coordinators MD102, MD 111, MD 114, Switzerland, Germany, Austria

Chair
PCC Udo Genetsch, MD 111, Germany, GLT Area Leader 4B

Description

  • Annual meeting
  • Discussion of current issues and work related to this
  • Resolutions on further action

16:00 - 17:30

  Opening Ceremony B5 - AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Robert Rettby, MD 102, Switzerland, President of Host Committee 2017

Vice Chair
PP Claire-Lise Germond-Lavanchy, LC Riviera-Chablais

Speaker
Lolita Morena, Master of Ceremony

Description

  • Opening with “Trompes d’Hauteville
  • Welcome by the groups “Cat-a-Strophe & Oct’Opus”, Gypsy Jazz – Baiju Bhatt
  • Forum president PID Robert Rettby, welcome message
  • National anthems with surprises
  • Flag ceremony and performance by the dance company “STS Agency”, Christian Musikelo
  • Councillor of state Jacqueline de Quattro, welcome message
  • CC Ursina Boulgaris, MD 102, welcome message
  • Presentation of “mobilLions”, a project by Zone 12
  • Interlude by the dance company “STS Agency”, Christian Musikelo with Groups “Cat-a-Strophe & Oct’Opus”, Gypsy-Jazz - Baiju Bhatt
  • IP Dr. Naresh AGGARWAL, Dehli – India, welcome message
  • Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman Emeritus, Nestlé S.A.
  • Interlude by Anthony FOURNIER, Violonist, Winner of the music competition 2016
  • Closing words by Forum President PID Robert Rettby
  • Dance and music performed by the dance company “ STS Agency”, Christian Musikelo and the groups “Cat-a-Strophe & Oct’Opus”, Gypsy Jazz – Baiju Bhatt
  • Closing with “Trompes d’Hauteville”

18:00 - ??

  Get Together Market Hall

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
L Jacky Blanc, LC Montreux

Description

  • Performance by a Swiss yodel ensemble
  • Traditional Swiss entertainment – aperitif, regional cheese/wine
  • A chance to get to know one another and share experiences
  • Exchange between Lions and Leos
  • Take in views of the lake while enjoying the local atmosphere
  • Dress code: Business casual

20:00 - 22:00

  Meeting PCC/PDG MD102 Caveau St.-Vincent

Target audience
Only PCCs and PDGs and their companions

Chair
PID Hans Ulrich Dätwyler, D 102C

Vice Chair
PDG Jürg Vogt, D 102W, Switzerland

Description

  • Yearly meeting of PCC’s and PDG’s MD 102
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Information about the Europa Forum
  • Apéro, green salad, raclette as much as you can eat (flat fee CHF 60.– per person including drinks and coffe)
  • Dessert if desired

21:00 - ??

  Meet up - Funky Claude's Nobs Bar Funky Claude's Nobs Bar

Relax from the day, enjoy life music and meet Lion friends

Location
Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Funky Claude’s Nobs Bar, Avenue Claude Nobs 2, 1820 Montreux

Main Meetings Socializing, Agora International Relations
Activities Thematic Meetings GAT
Youth Young Ambassadors Music Competition
Leo - Lions