It is Wednesday afternoon and as I check the passenger totals for my stand-by flight on Thursday to Kansas City to attend the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, I realize there is no way I can get there in time for the Thursday evening keynote speaker and dinner. I hurriedly throw clothes into my suitcase, pack up my 2 dogs to drop off at the kennel, and head to the airport. Not getting a seat on the 3:00 flight, I check my options. If I can get on the flight to San Francisco at 5:36, I will be able to make the red-eye to Houston, and make it to KC by 9:41 in plenty of time to make the opening events of the forum.
As luck would have it (finally, some luck!) the 6:03 flight from San Francisco is delayed, and I make it to Kansas City at 1:30 am. Whew!
What have I learned so far? Plan ahead!
Now I've made it to the Overland Park Convention Center. The hallways are filled with Lions from all over the US and Canada. I take in the Exhibit Hall and the Lions Store. Luck continues as I find Twin Falls own PID Floyd Miller and we grab a bite to eat. Shortly thereafter, I find Lions Stevie Packard and Happy Olsen from the Boise Bench Club waiting to check in. Now things are starting to fall into place!
Finally, the USA/Canada Forum 2013 has begun.
Our next few posts will tell you more about the weekend that nine Lions from District 39W experienced in Overland Park. Stay tuned!
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