About your district 26-M1 Governor, Lion Donald Shellhammer:

Lions District Governor Don Shellhammer was born in rural Plato, Missouri and moved to Houston, Missouri at the age of six.  He graduated from Houston High School with the class of 1959, then attended Drury College in Springfield, earning his bachelor's degree in 1963.   Don later received a master's degree from Ball State University in 1976.

Future Lions District Governor Shellhammer entered the Air Force in 1964, serving 24 years before retiring as Colonel in 1988.  .

Don married Nicole Huc, of St. Dizier, France in 1969.  They have one son, Jean-Louis, of Savannah, Georgia and one granddaughter, Leila .

Since retirement from the Air Force he and Nicole have owned and operated Houston Florist and Gifts, with Don simultaneously working as Economic Development Director for the City of Houston in a part-time capacity. DG Don taught at Texas County Technical College and worked in curriculum development for accreditation and grant writing and was also in charge of the Adult Basic Education high school equivalency program.   In 2002 he was elected Presiding Commissioner of Texas County and served two four-year terms. 

He is past president of the Houston Chamber of Commerce and Houston Lions Club. He served on the Board of Directors of Texas County Memorial Hospital for 10 years.  He is currently the president of the board of directors of the Texas County Rural Area Information Network.  In addition to the Houston Lions Club, District Governor Don is also a member of  the VFW, American Legion, Disabled Vets, and Military Officers Association of America. 





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