The Lions Clubs of Western Kansas District 17-K will hold their annual District Convention on Saturday, March 7, at Memorial Union on the Fort Hays State University Campus. International guests will be Yves and Dominique Leveille of Ormestown, Quebec, Canada.
District Governor Don Keihl of Goodland will be directing the activities of the Convention.
Kansas Lions District 17-K comprises all of Western Kansas from the Colorado border, reaching as far east as Hutchinson and Beloit. The 82 local Lions Clubs in the district comprise nearly 1,700 Lions, all dedicated to hometown community service.
The International Association of Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world, reaching into 206 countries, with 46,000 clubs, and 1.35 million members.
Since Helen Keller challenged the Lions in 1925 to be “Knights of the Blind in The Crusade Against Darkness,” the number one area of service has been to eradicate preventable blindness throughout the world.