The Lions of Mississippi will hold their state convention April 27-29 at the Natchez Grand Hotel.
Delegates will include Rob and Jane Collins of the Maben Lions Club. Rob Collins serves on the Boys Leadership Conference Committee for the Mississippi Lions. Jane Collins is president of the Maben club and zone leader for four area clubs.
This convention will bring together Lions from across the state, nation and possibly even internationally. The keynote speaker on during the opening ceremonies will be Congressman Alan Nunnelee of the 1st District. As a corneal recipient, Nunnelee has spoke on more than one occasion at the Lions’ annual Donor Recognition Ceremonies about being a recipient of donated corneal tissue and what it has meant to him to receive the support of the Lions clubs.
Money raised through the Lions Sight Foundation will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in our community and state including the Sea and Sun for visually impaired children from throughout the state, a Diabetes Awareness Program to educate the general public about the causes and prevention of diabetes, a Hearing Impaired Program to provide hearing aids for those in need, and Sight Screening Program to conduct sight screenings at health fairs and schools, as well as the Mississippi Lions Eye Bank.
Lions members thank everyone who contributed to this important work.
Mississippi Lions clubs have approximately 3,ooo members across the state. Lion clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club, please contact us at lionsofms.org.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.