Al-Anon to meet

Al-Anon will meet from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday at 216 S. Main St. in McPherson. Call 785-826-1743 for more information.

McPherson to host Lions Pride

The McPherson and area Lions Clubs will host Lion leaders from all across Kansas as the Kansas Pride gathers at the Best Western Convention Complex in McPherson on Aug. 11-13.

This will be the first 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 (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 year.

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 preschool age children of Kansas; and Leo Clubs for school-age students involved in community-based service projects.

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.

The International Association of Lions Clubs is the world’s largest community service organization celebrating 100 years of service with 1.5 million members in more than 46,500 clubs located in 210 countries.

Kansas Lions are celebrating their 99th year of service with 5,000 members, serving in 250 Lions and Leo Clubs across the state, all assisting their hometown communities with youth and adult services.

Celebrate Recovery to meet Tuesday

Celebrate Recovery will meet Tuesday evening at Countryside Covenant Church, 940 E. Northview, McPherson. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., and a meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Come for help with all life’s hurts, hangups and habits.

FCE members attend national convention

Peggy Martens of Inman, Geneva Wedel of Moundridge and Marlene Faul of North Newton attended the National Association of Family and Community Education convention July 13-16 in Omaha Nebraska.

The theme was “Bee all you can Bee with FCE.” At the business meeting, Peggy was elected to be the public policy coordinator and Marlene was elected to be the secretary of the NAFCE board for a three-year term.

The state of Kansas earned a lot of money for writing brochures and program booklets about FCE programs in the state through 2016.

This money is to be spent on increasing education for all FCE members. Many programs are written by K-State staff ands some are written by members-at-large.

For the south central area, Teresa Neufeld of Moundridge was honored as a “Heart of FCE” winner.

If interested in becoming an FCE member, contact the McPherson County extension office at 620-241-1523.