Pictured from L-R Lion Kirby Vanatta; Lion DG Ron Ballard and Lion Robert Hayter

March 23, 2024

Submitted by Robert Hayter

The Lee’s Summit Lion Club met at the Perkins restaurant in Lee’s Summit, MO on March 12, 2024 and at that meeting a visit from the district governor of 26M5 Ronald Ballard from the Pleasant Hill’s Lion club gave a update of what’s going on in the district.

He also presented chevron’s from Lions Club International to five Lion’s for lengths of membership in the Lion’s Club. A 25-year Chevron was presented to Kirby Vanatta also a 25 year to Lion Bill Hulse; 30-year to Michael Delacour (no longer in the club) 60 years to Lion Robert Hayter and a 65 year to Lion Ken Burnett (Passed away in August of 2023).

The Club currently has 10 members which includes two females. The Lion’s Club moneys raise through their 2-fund raising project goes 100 percent to Saving Sight, Kids sight; Leader Dog and LCIF (Lion Club International Foundation).

Their current projects include White Cane Day where the club members stand in front of the Hy-Vee store on 3rd & Ward and collect donation. The other project is the Annual Pancake Breakfast on the 23rd of March from 8-11am; held at the VFW post 5789 hall 329 SE Douglas Street in Lee’s Summit MO. Pancakes flipped by Chris Cakes cost $8 adults $5 child.

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