Minot Lions Club welcomes new International officer

Mark Lyons

Members of the Minot Lions Club will welcome Third International Vice President Mark Lyon of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization, at its convention this week.

Lyon, from Brookfield, Connecticut, will address the Lions during their Multiple District 5 Lions convention in Minot at the Sleep Inn today through Saturday.

Lyon and his wife will attend the Lions’ Dining in the Dark event at Minot State University on Friday.

“Diners will experience a meal without their vision to help gain some understanding of life with a visual impairment,” said KayLee Bourquin of the Minot Lions. “Mark will then bring his experience as an International leader to our convention, where we will discuss how we can all make a great impact on our communities through service.”

Lions in Minot conduct a variety of projects and events, including providing financial assistance for people needing new eyeglasses, volunteer work around the community, collecting used eyeglasses for distribution around the world, environmental clean-ups, and support of programs who train and provide service dogs for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

“Our club gives members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends, and become leaders in the community. It means a lot to our Lions, but it means so much more to the people we serve,” Bourquin said.

The Minot Lions Club has 53 members and meets on Mondays at noon at The Parker Center in downtown Minot.


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