District Governor Jennifer and her partner, Frank Jacobi live in Walkerton, Ontario. Her journey in life started on a family farm outside Teeswater, ON.  She has been involved in all aspects of livestock farming – dairy cattle, swine, dairy goats, sheep and beef.  But now, is content with the antics of one cat called Whiskey Jack.

Jennifer's  involvement with the Lions started back in 1989 when she joined the Formosa Lioness Club and hosted her first student, Hanna YlaMella from Finland.  32 years later, she is still in contact with her.  Jennifer has hosted over 10 students thru the Lions International Youth Exchange. 

She was a member of the Lioness club till 1996, when she stepped back to raise her children.  She is a mother to five children – one daughter, Alanna (m. Kevin Schieck) and four sons, Ben (m. Megan) , Philip, Christopher and Nathan.  And grandmother to four little ones, Leo and Sophia and Aailayh and Carson.

In 2008 Jennifer joined the Formosa & District Lions Club and served in different offices within the club.  She also has been a Boys Scout and 4-H leader in the community.

At the district level , she was chair the Environment Committee, a Youth Exchange Counsellor, the Cabinet Treasurer for three years, Zone Chair and is looking forward to serving the District as the Governor this year.  She received the Zone Chairperson and Cabinet Treasurer Award, Certification of Appreciation 2017 and 2021. 

This year, as Governor, Jennifer wants to promote health and happiness to all clubs and members as they fulfill their goals to serve and grow and provide leadership, orientation and learning opportunities for all Lions.  She encourages as we work through this pandemic, we need to stay strong and support each other. 

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