Welina mai kākou! Welcome! On behalf of the Lions and Leos of District 50 Hawaii, we are honored to welcome you to the 98th Lions Clubs International Convention to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 26 to 30, 2015.
From the soaring cliffs of the Napali Coast on Kauai in the West, to the fiery glow of Kilauea Crater on the slopes of Mauna Loa, on the Island of Hawaii to the East, and all points between, there is no place on earth like Hawaii, a place we are so fortunate to call our home.
Honolulu, the capitol city on the island of Oahu, is the vibrant epicenter of our State with some of Hawaii's most historic places nearby. The arts and culture, dining, shopping, entertainment and nightlife - you'll find it all in Honolulu. From its food, to its people, Hawaii and Honolulu in particular, is a study in diversity - a fusion of East and West, a blending of indigenous and imported cultures.
Whether paying solemn tribute at the USS Arizona Memorial, or reliving the regal splendor of Hawaii's past at I'olani Palace; listening to the ancient chants as they dance hula kahiko, or dancing to the music of our "next Bruno Mars" in Waikiki; dining on Hawaii Regional Cuisine served on fine china, or eating "local" with a plate lunch - there is much to do, see, shop and taste in our city. Yours to experience and partake.
And Hawaii is much more than Honolulu, as each of the Islands of Hawaii are unique, offering their own distinct experiences and flavors for you to enjoy. We encourage you to discover your own island paradise before or after our Convention in Honolulu.
To learn more about Hawaii and what it has to offer, please go to our host website www.HawaiiLions2015.com for a link to the State of Hawaii's official travel site, www.GoHawaii.com. Log on to obtain travel and cultural information to ensure that your visit to the islands will be a special and memorable one.
The Lions and Leos of Hawaii look forward to welcoming you once again, with that Aloha spirit.
A hui hou! See you soon!
Lion Robert K.Y. Lee
Host Commitee Chair
98th Lions Clubs International Convention
2015 Honolulu Host Committee