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Beep beep! The Centennial Bus Tour is centennial-bus-tourmaking its final stop in the second leg of its countrywide tour in Wisconsin this Saturday. Are you ready to serve alongside the president?

International President Bob Corlew started his bus tour at the beginning of the year to promote the Lions Centennial Celebration in an eye-catching, shrink-wrapped bus donning the new 100 logo. From February 18 to 27, 2016, he and his wife, Lion Dianne, and LCI staff drove through nine states in nine days. You can learn more about the first part of their adventure by visiting the Lions Club International Blog.

Now, they’re on the road once more, this time visiting the Northern States. So far, they’ve visited Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with many more stops to make before getting to the Badger State.

District MD27 has a big day planned for them on Saturday. We will be counting eyeglasses, conducting eye screening and educating the public about diabetes from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, and from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Country Inn and Suites in Brookfield. We will end the day with a reception celebration and new member induction from 6 pm to 8 pm. What better way for new Lions to know that we all really are connected to members all over the world?

Can’t make it out this Saturday? You can still help the cause! October 1 is the first day of our statewide Centennial Project to collect 100,000 pairs of eyeglasses to donate. As always, all eyeglasses will be processed at our Eyeglass Recycling Center. We’d love for you to start collecting all unused glasses. More details will follow as they become available. Eyeglass Collection challenge ends May 7th, 2017.

We are looking forward to meeting and serving with the International President this weekend. What a great way to continue our Centennial Celebration! How are you celebrating our 100th anniversary?