The local McPherson and area Lions Clubs will host Lion leaders from all across Kansas as the Kansas Pride gathers on Oct. 27-29. at the McPherson Best Western Convention Center.
This will be the second meeting this year of the State Council of Governors, led by Council Chairwoman Linda Leander of Assaria. The District Governors are Randy St. Aubyn of Hutchinson (West); Deb Weaverling of Leavenworth/Lansing (North East); and Indra Phillips of Bel Aire (South East).
The State Council of Governors is the official Governing Body of all Kansas Lions Clubs, and meets four times each Club Year. In addition, all three Kansas Lions Foundations and most State Committees hold planning meetings designed to assist local clubs in service to their hometown communities.
Some of the Adult Services Committees are Diabetes Awareness; Eye Bank Cornea Transplant information; Eyeglass Recycling; Public Relations and Media; Membership, Leadership and Service Promotions; and Environmental Photo Contest.
Youth Services Committees include the State and International Band Program; Peace Poster Contest; Summer Camps for Vision and Hearing Challenged Children; Low Vision and free Vision Screening for all pre-school age children of Kansas; and Leo Clubs for school-age students involved in community-based service projects.
The International Association of Lions Clubs is the world’s largest community service organization and has just celebrated 100 Years of service with 1.5 million members in more than 46,500 clubs located in 210 countries.
Kansas Lions is now celebrating its 99th year.