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PCC Ron Keller

Lions Ron and Kitty reside in Millersport and have been married over 40 years and are the parents of three successful young adults. Oldest son Adam is a farmer and is married to Kristin and they have two daughters, Kenlea and Kaitlyn; daughter Katie is a Corporate Vice President for New York Life and is married to Brent Laugesen and have three sons, Luke, Landon and Grant; and youngest son Jordan serves in the U.S. Navy and is married to Emily and they have a son, Hawkins and a daughter, Henley.

Lion Ron is a cultural arts and events manager for the City of Columbus and Lion Kitty retired as a project manager for State Auto Insurance Company. When not involved in Lions activities, they help their son Adam on their family farm with his beef, grain and hay operations.

Lions Ron and Kitty are both active members of the Millersport Lions Club and the Thurston United Methodist Church.

Lion Ron is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, OLERF W.R. Dick Bryan Fellow, OLERF Knight for Sight, Life Member, has served as Council Chair, District Governor, Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer, District Parliamentarian, State Convention Chair and District Convention Chair. He has been club President, served ten years as club Secretary-Treasurer, thirty-two years as General Chairman of the Millersport Lions’ WeServe 2cSweet Corn Festival, eight years as Sweet Corn Festival Treasurer, and thirty-five years as the Sweet Corn Festival’s Parade & Queens Chairman. He is his club's Program Chair, Finance Chair and has been a Lion since 1979.

Lion Ron served twelve years as President of the Walnut Township Board of Education, Past President of the Ohio Festivals & Events Association, Past President of the Volunteer Administrators’ Network of Central Ohio, is a founding member of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Amusement Ride Safety Board, served five years on the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank Operating Board, served six years on the MD-13 Finance & Planning State Committee, served four years as the MD-13 Lions Centennial Celebration Coordinator, served three years as MD-13 Global Service Team Coordinator and was the 2018 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Host Chair.

Lion Ron has received two International President’s Awards, six International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, an International Leadership Award, numerous Council of Governors’ awards, and has been inducted into the OH-7 District Hall of Fame, the Ohio Festivals & Events Legion of Honor and the Millersport High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

Lion Kitty has served two years as Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer, four years as the District Newsletter Editor and District Convention Co-Chair twice. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow, Life Member, has served as the club’s President, six years as the club’s Secretary-Treasurer, twenty-five years as Concession Chair for the Sweet Corn Festival and nine years as the Sweet Corn Festival’s Secretary. Lion Kitty has received the International Leadership Medal, MD-13 Council of Governors Award of Merit, Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank Helen Keller Sight Saver Award and has been inducted into the Ohio Festivals & Events Association Legion of Honor. She is the club’s Newsletter Editor, Sight & Hearing Chair, and Webmaster for the Sweet Corn Festival and has been a Lion since 1989. She currently holds the position of Director in her club.