Lion Club Members Recognized by Lions Club International President

At its July 11, 2017 meeting, two Louisa County Lions Club members were honored by recognition by International Lions Clubs President, Chancellor Bob Corlew, for their outstanding efforts supporting the mission of Lionism.

Lion Joel Kendall received the 100th Anniversary, “ Silver Centennial Award for Growing Membership.“  Lion Joel has been a member of the Louisa Club for 13 years and held positions as a Past President, Secretary, Director, and Zone Chairman in District 24-C. He is currently serving as the District’s Second Vice District Governor.

Lion George Goodwin received the International President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for his work on amending legislation that was proposed in this past session of the Virginia General Assembly. That legislation threatened one of the Lions Club’s signature programs, the free sight and hearing screening that the Lions perform on students in the Louisa County Public School system. The screenings are required by Virginia law. “Working for Senator Mark Peake (R-22, Lynchburg), I feel that I was just the right person, in the right place, at the right time to recognize and negotiate amendments to the Bill and save our program. The Lions Club and the work that we do to benefit our neighbors in Louisa County are very important to me. I was glad that I could accomplish that.” Lion George has been a member of the Louisa Club for 25 years. He has served as Past President, Director, and Membership Director. He currently serves as Club Secretary. The Distinguished Achievement Award is the fourth highest recognition given by Lions Clubs International. In 2011, he received its highest recognition when he became a Melvin Jones Fellow.

The Louisa County Lions Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at Roma’s. The Club is always looking for people who would like to learn more about the Club and its rewarding work in the community.

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