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Luverne’s Gordon Mulder is serving a term as Lions 5M3 district governor, which started on July 1, 2021, and continues until June 30, 2022. 

The district includes the 13 southwest Minnesota counties with 35 clubs and 1,036 members. As governor, Mulder is expected to visit each club, bringing the Lions International President’s message of “Service from the heart. Kindness matters.”

Mulder said his own personal motto for this Lions’ year is “Rock your world with service and kindness.” He said, “The backdrop on my pin is a picture of the Blue Mounds quarry.” 

Mulder said the Lions have a district-wide project of tying fleece blankets, which will be donated to the Sanford castle this spring.  

One of the main projects of the Lions Club is fulfilling the challenge of Hellen Keller to be “Knights of the blind,” so that is the reason for the “leader dog” project. 

“Also, since diabetes is the leading cause of onset blindness, there is much money given to UMN toward the treatment and cure of diabetes,” Mulder said. 

“We also help send local kids with Type 1 diabetes to summer camp.”

The main projects of Lions include leader dog, diabetes, eye problems, cornea replacement, hearing issues, children's camps, childhood cancer treatment and the Lions Club International Foundation, which provides immediate care after natural disasters worldwide.

At the district convention last weekend, Don Kuehl from Jackson was chosen to be the district governor for next year. 

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