WICHITA — Kansas Lions attending the annual Lions State Convention will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Lions Clubs International by hosting International Director Lewis Quinn and his wife Gayle of Anchorage, Alaska, on June 1-3, at the Doubletree by Hilton in west Wichita.
The Council of Governors is the controlling authority of Kansas Lions Clubs. They are: District Governor (DG) Rev. Kerry Hookstra of 17-K (West); DG Linda Leander of 17-A (North-East); and DG Marge Zakoura-Vaughan of 17-N (South-East). The Governors are led by Council Chair Fran Smith of Ulysses.
The Council of Governors conducts four meetings each year to assess progress toward goals for community service by the 5,125 Kansas Lions and Leos (school students) who serve in the 254 clubs from all parts of the state. In addition, most State Committees and Lions Foundations meet to evaluate annual progress toward service goals to hometown communities.
Lions International Director Lewis Quinn was elected to serve a two-year term for the Lions Clubs International Association at the 98th International Convention held in 2015. Director Quinn is a business owner in international sales and marketing.
The International Association of Lions Clubs is the world’s largest community service organization with 1.5 million members in 46,506 clubs, serving in 206 countries of the world.