Leaders from Lions Clubs across Kansas will again gather at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson on Oct. 19-21, for planning, fun and fellowship as we move forward in this new Lions Year in community service. The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will serve as hosts to the leaders from all corners of Kansas.
This will be the 2nd meeting this club year of the State Council of Governors, and will be led by Council Chair Helen LeBlanc of Valley Center. The District Governors are Sheryl Brenn, District 17-L (Far West); Bill Sanderson, District 17-I (North Central); Beverly Nichols, District 17-O (North East); Mel Barnett, District 17-N (South Central); and Bill Kincaid, District 17-S (South East).
The Council of Governors is the official Governing Body of all Kansas Lions Clubs, and meets four times each Club Year from July thru June. In addition to official meetings of the Lions Council of Governors, most State Committees hold planning and evaluation meetings of programs in place to assist local clubs in service their hometown communities.
Some of the Adult Services Committees are Diabetes Awareness, Eye Bank Transplant information, Eyeglass Recycling, Environmental Photo Contests, and Public Relations & Media. Youth Services Committees include the State Band Program, Peace Poster Contest, Camps for Handicapped Children, and Grades 6-12 Leo Clubs for students in various community service projects.
The International Association of Lions Clubs is the world’s largest community service organization with 1.37 million members in C 6,000 clubs located in 208 countries.
Kansas Lions number C 6,500 members, serving in 290 Lion and Leo Clubs across the state... all assisting their hometown communities with youth programs and adult vision & health orientated services.