USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum: Follow the Leadership Road to Your Dreams by Pamela Mohr It’s no wonder that Dorothy so fervently clicked the heels of her ruby slippers together trying to return home to Kansas after landing in Oz. The Emerald City may be a nice place to visit, but it can’t beat Kansas. Luckily for Lions, they don’t have to follow the yellow brick road to reach the 37th USA/Canada Lions Lead-ership Forum (www.usacanadalionsforum.org) in Overland Park on Sept. 19 to 21. Set nearly in the very middle of the United States, all roads lead to Overland Park. This year’s forum destination offers everything that Dorothy, or any Lion, could ever want. If you drive, parking is free at all Overland Park forum hotels and the Overland Park Convention Cen-ter hosting the three-day event. Some flights are direct to the Kansas City International Airport, and for train buffs, the entire region is a national railway hub. The Kansas City Southern line, established in 1887 and headquartered in Kansas City, operates throughout the central part of the country. For RV travelers, there’s also the Rutlader Outpost RV Park (www.rutladerout post.com). Built to resemble an Old West town, the pet-friendly Rutlader’s is near a state park on the Kansas/Missouri border. No matter how you arrive in Overland Park, be sure to bring the family for some forum fun in America’s heartland. More than 2.3 million people visit every year to experience its abundance of fine shopping, dining, Overland Park will host the 37th USA/Canada Leadership Forum.