81st  District Governor for District 4L2


Lion John Nelson "Johnny on the Spot" was born in Medford, Massachusetts.  This term originated in 1896 and became a popular new phrase.  It's meaning is a person who is on hand to perform a service, seize an opportunity or deal with an emergency.  When Lion John was an infant, his family moved to Long Beach, CA where he was raised with two younger sisters.  He completed his high school education at Millikan High school.
He has worked professionally in the electrical field since 1978.  In July 2016, after 31 years of service he retired as the Electrical Manager of the Long Beach Unified School District.  In 1985, he obtained his State of CA Electrical Contractor's License and is the Founder/Owner of John Nelson Electric.
In 1999, he was invited by his sponsor Lion Jim Duessent to become a member of the Belmont Shore Lions Club.  He was inducted into Lions by Past District Governor Tom Magner.
His club service includes:  Club President, Vice President, Membership Chair, Tail Twister, Student Speaker Chairperson and Charter Representative for Boy Scout Troop 134 in Lakewood since 2003.  His club awards include Top Club Bay Region, President Excellence and Belmont Shore Lion of the Year.
District 4-L2 Service includes:  First Vice District Governor, Second Vice District Governor, Bay Region Chairperson, Bay Region Zone A Chairperson, Bay Region Zone A, Region Student Speakers Chairperson and Certified Guiding Lion.   District 4-L2 Awards include:  District Excellence Award, District Centennial Excellence Award and 4-L2 Lion of the Year.
MD-4 service:  Convention Management Committee.  MD-4 awards:  MD-4 Global Membership Team "Heart of the Lion" - Top 10 Zone Chairperson mid-year, MD-4 Excellence award by Lions Club International and a graduate of the MD-4 Lions Leadership Institute.
LCI- Lions University:  Bachelors and Masters graduate.
Lion John has sponsored 16 new Lions and is a Proud Lion Sponsor,  Student Speakers Foundation -  Al Ohrmund Supporter, "All Fellows Fellow". Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, "Miracle Worker"  California Lions Foundation - Founding Member, President Kay K. Fukushima Fellow and is a progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
Current Director of the Lion's Sight and Hearing Foundation and a voting member of Lion's Float Inc.
Lion John strongly believes that as we move into the next 100 years as the world's largest service organization, the youth of today are our future, the future is now especially with our beloved Leo's.
And we must always remember to honor those who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great country of ours, The United States of America.  These are our Veterans.
Lion John resides in Lakewood CA., with his wife Lion Cheryl. They have 3 children Stephen (Summer), Cortney and Travis.  They are the proud grandparents of Savannah and Sonny.
                                                            His Motto is:
                                              "Humble and Kind, We Serve"


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