District Governor

Larry Irwin

2022 - 2023


DG Larry Irwin (Marianne)

Marianne and I have two grown children, daughter-in-law, and two wonderful granddaughters. Together we enjoy golf, curling and travelling.

I grew up in the Ripley area and spent the majority of my career with Ontario Hydro/Ontario Power Generation. Work took Marianne and I to Courtice in Durham Region for 11 years returning to the Ripley area after retirement. Most of my time was with the Supply Chain and Training departments. Outside of work and Lions, I have been part of the local Recreation scene, coaching and sitting on the recreation board when called upon.  Many hours went into the work of Chair of the Old Boys Reunion a few years ago. Upon retirement I volunteered at the new Cancer Clinic at Oshawa and since moving back home, I volunteer as a driver with the Cancer Society taking clients to their treatments. Until recently I have been a Steward for our church so getting used to this volunteer role.

I joined the Ripley and District Lions for the 2nd time in 2011 having previously belonged for 5 years 1995 – 2000 prior to moving for work. Returned to the club when we moved back home in 2011. I have been active within the Ripley club executive becoming President in 2017-2018 after serving as 1st and 2nd VP for two years. I was been bulletin Editor twice and also served as Director twice. I was Co-Director of the Christmas hamper Program for three years and currently on the committee starting a Lions Memorial Grove in Ripley. I I      I served as Zone 3 Chair in 2019-2020. I am a Certified Guiding Lion and also committee chair of the A9 Organ Donor and Cancer awareness committee.

My goal this year is to continue helping our existing clubs get back on solid footing again after two miserable covid years. We were fortunate to be able to use Zoom for some of our meetings, but in person is so much better. Our clubs were able to get back to doing service work this past year, and I hope to take in as many work projects as I can during this upcoming year. I would like to encourage anyone interested in a District position to talk to our Zone Chairs and DG team when they come to your meetings. They are all smiles for a good reason!

Looking forward to the many visits with our clubs and members this year.

In the words of our most exuberant President Brian Sheehan Together We Can!


Larry Irwin Box 396 #2 William Street North

Ripley Ontario N0G2R0

Email mlirwin@hurontel.on.ca

( H ) 519-395-2252

( C ) 519-525-3224


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