Promoting Literacy

Osage Lions Club Promotes Literacy Locally

The Osage Lions members Barb Kranz, Janean Kolbet, and Neil Wubben, have been promoting literacy and reading this school year by going into Miss Kris Lewis’ classroom and reading or listening to children read as a part of the Lion’s Reading in Action Program.

The Reading in Action Program is a global campaign taking place from July 2012 to June 2013 that focuses on implementing reading and education projects to help increase literacy rates worldwide.

“Lions are dedicated to providing service. That renowned dedication will help us in everything we do – including participation in the Reading Action Program campaign to promote reading, ” said Janean Kolbet, Osage Lions Club President. In addition to the club’s ongoing literacy project, the club runs a variety of service projects, including Kid Sight vision screenings, highway beautification, Autumn Artistry Sponsor, and collection of eyeglasses and hearing aids, to name a few.

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Osage Lions Club, please contact Janean Kolbet at 641-732-3612 or

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 207 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to sight preservation and community service throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at