Back Row: 1st VDG Francis Sawiak, MDC Secretary PDG Hazel Hiebert, 2VDG Terry Kozma, MDC Treasurer Lion Sandra Goodrich, 2nd VDG Brent Johnson, 1st VDG Tyler Bray

Front Row: DG Kris Kozoriz, VCC Bob Hunter, CC Sharon West, DG Cathy Anderson

Council Chairperson - PDG Sharon West

Lion Sharon was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta.  Her career began with Alberta Government Telephones later known as Telus working in several departments. With the exception of seven years when her career took her to Calgary she has resided in Lethbridge her entire life.  She retired from Telus with 31 ½ years of service.

She was sponsored into the Lethbridge West Lethbridge Lions Club by PDG Lion Wayne Baker of the Taber Lions Club in March of 2005.   Lion Sharon has held the positions of Club President, Secretary and Tail Twister in her Club.

At the district level Lion Sharon has served on10 different District Governor’s Cabinets holding numerous chair positions including Zone chair for two zones, Constitution and By-Laws Chair and Peace Poster Chair.

In 2011-2012 she was the District Governor for International District 37-N where she had the privilege of visiting and serving 28 clubs in southern Alberta and 25 clubs in Montana.

In recognition of her service she has received numerous International Presidential Certificates of Appreciation, District Governor Certificates of Appreciation, Lions Club International Leadership Medal, District Governor Medal; she is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow, Bill Webber Fellow and a Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada.  She is a graduate of both the Lions Club International Senior Lions Leadership Institute and the Faculty Development Institute.

There is no greater gift then helping and serving others.  She looks forward to assisting the Lions of Multiple District C in her new role as Council Chair for 2017-2018 and wishes to thank the membership of Multiple District C for this opportunity.

I wish to add my sincere thank you to each and every lion serving in our Multiple District as you are the heart of this organization.  Your dedication and service to others exemplifies our Motto          “We Serve”.


Vice Council Chair - PDG Bob Hunter

Lion Bob was born in Hanna, Alberta then moved to Edmonton at an early age and did all his schooling in there.

Upon completion of school Lion Bob went to work in the Oil Patch. After 6 years of this he decided that this was not his future and started an apprenticeship as an Electrician in 1964. Lion Bob moved to Inuvik Northwest Territories in 1966 and worked for the Department of Indian Affairs until 1976. He left the North and returned to Edmonton were he continued work as a Construction Electrician. The call of the north beckoned again and he returned in 1986 to work for Northwestel. Lion Bob retired in 2001 and returned to Alberta.

Lion Bob joined the Vimy and District Lions Club in 2005.He has served on the board of Directors, served as Vice President, President, 6 terms as Secretary and 5 terms as Treasurer. Lion Bob has also served 3 terms as Zone 3a Chair. He was awarded Lion of the year, is a Melvin Jones Fellow and has received a Club Excellence Award. In the 2011-2012 Lions year he received the Zone Chair Membership Growth Award for all of MD 37. Lion Bob successfully completed the Senior Lions Leadership Training in Chicago in 2013 and 2 DGE training schools. Lion Bob has attended many District and Multiple District Conventions. He was a member of the MD37 Finance committee. Lion Bob was a moderator at the USA/ Canada Forum in Overland Park, Kansas.

Lion Bob has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 43 years and serves as Past Chairman of their Retirees Club.

Lion Bob likes camping, farming, driving and being a Lion.

Lion Bob is married to Patti. He brought 2 sons and 2 daughters to the marriage.

He is now the proud grandparent of 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson, 3 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons.

District Governor C-1 Lion Kristine Kororiz

Lion Kristine (Kris) Kozoriz was born and lives in Edmonton, Alberta.  Lion Kris currently works at Servus Credit Union as a Manager in Information Services.  Lion Kris has known about lions all her life as her father and grandfather were lions when she was growing up.  She joined Lions when her mother asked for her help in her club and within one month of joining Lion Kris was the Club Secretary.  Needing to bring in younger members Lion Kris convinced her sister, Lion Patti, to join.  Having five members in her family members of Lions, the total number of years of service is 96 years.

At the club level Lion Kris has served as secretary (2008-2010), president (2010-2012), 2nd vice president (current) and historian (current).  In Cabinet, Lion Kris has served 3 years as a Zone Chairperson and the Lions Opportunities for Youth chair.  She is the District Coordinator for the Lions International Centennial for 2017 and currently the District Lions ALERT Chairperson.

Lion Kris has received a Letter of Commendation from International President Sid Scruggs III and a Certificate of Appreciation from International President Wing-Kun Tam.  She is also the recipient of the Melvin Jones, Judge Brian Stevenson, Dr. Jack Dobush and Jack & Denise Isaman fellowships.

Lion Kris has attended several District and Multiple District conventions, and two USA/Canada Forums in Tampa, Florida and Overland, Kansas.  At the forum in Kansas, Lion Kris was a moderator for Lion Duane (Pushy) Malcolm who presented a session on FUNdraising.  She has also attended International Conventions in San Francisco (1985) and Toronto (2014).  In 2014 Lion Kris attended the Senior Lions Leadership Institute in Oakbrook, Illinois. 

Lion Kris looks forward to many more years of service as a Lion.

1st Vice District Governor C-1 Lion Frances Sawiak

Lion Frances was born in Surrey, England and immigrated to Canada in 1973, and is a semi-retired Financial Consultant.

Joined the Vegreville Lions in 2009, positions served - Club President, Treasurer, Tail Twister, and Secretary.

Project and Fundraising Committee Chair for the Vegreville Lions Community Playground and Spray Park, which raised over $2.5 million 2010-2017.

Lion Frances served as District Secretary 2013-2016, is a Certified Guiding Lion, attended Regional and Advanced Lions Leadership Institutes, and is a Faculty Development Institute graduate.

Vegreville Citizen of the Year 2010

Lions Awards – Melvin Jones, Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship, and Dr. Patti Hill Fellowship.

2nd VDG C-1 Lion Terry Kozma

         Lion Terry was born and raised in B.C. She relocated to Alberta in 1982 when her husband received a job offer he couldn't refuse. To this day, they both say it was one of the best decisions they ever made.

         After several years of helping Roger in his business as well as a short stint in real estate, Lion Terry joined Shell Canada and spent the next 24 years as a manager and retailer in their network. She also worked as a contract trainer for new retailers as well as the occasional stint doing forensic operations and bookkeeping analysis for Shell.

         In 1997, she joined the Edmonton Host Lions Club just to help out. Since joining, she has served as a club director, vice president, president, secretary, treasurer as well as chair of the Lions Dream Home project. At the District level, she has served as Cabinet Secretary, Leader Dog Chair, Youth  Chair and is currently serving as LFC Chair for the second year. She has helped with club officer training for several years and firmly believes that you can always learn more, regardless of how many times you go. She has attended Lions Leadership Institute and is a Certified Guiding Lion.

         Lion Terry has attended District Conventions every year since joining Lions and most of the MD Conventions, business permitting. She has also attended 11 Canada/USA Leadership Forums and 6 International Conventions.

         She is a Melvin Jones Fellow, Jack and Denise Isaman Fellow, and a Dr. Patti Hill Fellow. She has received a District Governors Certificate of Appreciation, a Certificate of Excellence (Secretary) and an Extension Award for helping to start a new club.

         Lion Terry is also active in the Central Lions Seniors Association and is the Past Chair of that organization. She served for six years on the Board of Safe and Caring Schools and Communities, an organization that was founded by the Lions and the Alberta Teachers Association working in partnership with other interested community groups.

         She served as a member of the provincial task force charged with reviewing the Blind Person's Rights Act and recommending changes to improve the protection of the rights of our blind and visually impaired citizens. 

         Now that she and her husband, PDG Roger, have retired, they look forward to many more years of service to their clubs and their community.

District Governor C-2 Lion Cathy Anderson

Lion Cathy was born in Raymond, Alberta and has lived in various towns thru out Southern Alberta (Wrentham, Bellevue, Glenwood, Taber and eventually settling in Lethbridge).

 While in High School Lion Cathy started working part time for The Lethbridge Public Library which eventually led to a fulltime career lasting 36 years.  She was invited to join the Lethbridge West Lethbridge Lions Club by my lifelong friend Sharon West.   She never imagined the impact that invitation would have on her life.

 At the club level Lion Cathy has held the positions of Tail Twister, Lion Tamer, Director, Secretary, Vice President, President and Membership Chair. At the District Level, Environment Chair, Public Relations Chair, Zone Chair, Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer, 2VDG and 1VDG.  Lion Cathy is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada. She has received numerous District Governor’s Certificates of Appreciation, several International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, many 100% attendance awards and was recognized by the Lethbridge West Lethbridge Lions Club as the Distinguished Lion of the year for her efforts at the club level and is a graduate of the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute.

Lion Cathy is married to Edwin Anderson and they live in Lethbridge with their Cat Lucky and Dog Molly. They have been blessed with 2 Children and 6 beautiful grandchildren with number 7 expected in September 2016.

In her spare time she enjoys, knitting, camping, reading, relaxing with friends and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

1st VDG C-2 Lion Tyler Bray

     Lion Tyler was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec.  In 1975 he joined the RCMP and completed his training in Regina, Saskatchewan. His first posting was Ottawa, Ontario where he was involved with duties related to the Montreal Olympics. In 1976 he transferred to Red Deer, Alberta. His postings included Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Mannville, Calgary Immigration & Passport, Slave Lake, Morinville, and Turner Valley, Alberta. In 2007 he retired after 32 years of service. His last post was that of Detachment Commander, Sergeant,  in Turner Valley ,Alberta.

Along the way he met and married, Diane, his wife of Forty Years. They have three children and three Grand Children.

Lion Tyler first joined Lions in 1986-89 in Mannville, Alberta. He held several positions including that of Club Treasurer.

In 2004, Lion Tyler joined the Foothills Lions Club, and held several positions in the club executive including club president 2007-2008 and again in 2013-2014. He was also the club trail twister in 2009. He has sponsored two new Lions to date.

Lion Tyler was the Zone Chairperson for Zone 2a in MD 37-0 for 2014-2015. He was the Zone Chairperson for Zone 3a in District C-2 for 2015-2016.  Lion Tyler is also the current Chairperson for the Lions Youth Camp (2015-2016) and has been appointed Chairperson for 2016-17.

Lion Tyler attended and completed the Lions advanced Leadership Training Course held in Calgary, Alberta in 2015. He also completed the Guiding Lions Training in February 2015.  In recognition of Lion Tyler`s service he has received a Melvin Jones Fellow, a Lion Lionel Bird Youth Camp Award, a Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship, and a International Lions President recognition certificate, along with many club and District recognition certificates.

In 2007-2010 Lion Tyler was elected as a Town Councillor for the Town of Black Diamond, Alberta.

In recognition of Lion Tyler’s accomplishments, he was awarded Citizen of the Year in Slave Lake, Alberta in 2000. Also in 2000 he received from the Government of Alberta, an award in recognition for twenty five years of policing in Alberta. In 2002 Lion Tyler received the Queen`s Golden Jubilee Medal for his many years of volunteering in Alberta. In 2005, Lion Tyler was awarded the Government of Alberta Centennial medal honouring Outstanding Albertans.  

2nd VDG C-2 Lion Brent Johnson

Born in Lethbridge AB. Raised in Cowley AB. I Attended Livingstone School, following that byattending the University of Lethbridge. During the summer months I worked for my father in thefamily business Johnson Bros. Sawmills.

In May of 1990 I married Luciana Paladino, who also attended the University of Lethbridgegraduating with a Degree in Education. Lion Lucy has recently retired from teaching high school, but isgiving back to her profession by supervising education students at the University of Lethbridge.

I have worked for 31 year as an Financial Advisor for Sun Life Financial, it is a great career. I enjoygoing to work everyday. My career has also allowed me the time to do many other volunteer and leisure activities, such as Curling and Golf.

I joined Lions in January of 1990, and have served its many of the Club Offices and District Officers. Most recently I was the LICF MD Coordinator for MD C.  To quote our Lions Pledge, “I am Proud to be a Lion dedicated to the service of others."


MDC Secretary, PDG Hazel Hiebert

Lion Hazel’s involvement with the Lions family started in 1981 as a charter member of the Grande Prairie Trumpeter Lioness Club. After moving to Calgary, Hazel became a Lion in 1991 when she joined the Calgary Northeast Eyeopener Lions Club. In 1999 Hazel and her late husband, Al, moved to Vernon, BC and she transferred to the Armstrong Lions Club.

 In 2007 Hazel and Al moved back to Calgary and Hazel transferred back into the Calgary Northeast Eyeopener Club. At the Club level she has served in all positions in all three Clubs. At the District level she served as Zone Chair for Zone D1, and as Zone Chair for Zone 3C in District 37-0.

She has served on cabinet in three districts: Districts “L” and “O” in Alberta and in District 19D in BC. She has received numerous awards for her involvement in Lions including a Melvin Jones Fellowship, Progressive Judge Brian Stevenson Fellowship, Bill Webber Fellowship, Lion Gerry Sinclair Leadership Award, Jack and Denise Isaman CNIB Fellowship, and has two Life Memberships in the Lions Foundation of Canada.

She has also been the recipient of an International President’s Appreciation Award, a District Governor Pin and several District Governor Certificates of Appreciation and numerous Club President Awards and Lioness/ Lion of the year. 100% awards for Zone Chair, President, Treasurer and Secretary and a 2nd VDG Excellence Award.

She has also received 100% attendance awards since becoming a Lioness/Lion, and in 2012 received her 30-year Monarch Chevron. She attended the MD19 Lions Leadership Institute in 2006, and has attended numerous District and Multiple District conventions, two International Conventions and two USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forums.

Along the way she has chaired too many committees to name and in 2011 became a Certified Guiding Lion, being recertified in 2015. In 2014 she attended the Advanced Lions Leadership Institute in Chicago.

She has worked in Clerical/Supervisory/Administrative Assistant positions all of her working career, mainly for Municipal Governments and Educational Institutions.

Hazel has two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, one teenage grandson and two granddaughters, and her little fur companion, Chico.

Lions are an important part of Hazel’s life, or you could say Lions are her life. Hazel began last year as the MDC Council Secretary and IPDG.

MDC Treasurer, Lion Sandra Goodrich

Bowness Lions/Sundre Lions

Member of Lions for 10 Years

I have served as fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Vice President, Club President, Chair Stampede Parade & Breakfast, Public Relations Committee and Assistant to the Casino Treasurer.

Cabinet Positions, Zone Chair, LFOC Chair

Most of my career has been spent in the accounting field , banking and the customs clearance field.

I am happily married to PDG John Goodrich , we have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Our best days are spent with the family camping, teaching the grandchildren, working at the campground and golfing.

I have received numerous awards thru Lions and I am proud of each one. I love to volunteer and make our community a better place to live in and reach out and help people in need. 

It is an honour to attend training for Lions such as the Alli and ELLI to learn how to be an amazing asset to Lions. The best part is to be able to go to Forums and Conventions to renew your belief  by meeting people who give you the spirit and confidence to do our job as a Lion 100% all the time.


Past International President Judge Brian Stevenson

Judge Brian Stevenson, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was elected to serve as president of The International Association of Lions Clubs following his election at the association's 70th International Convention, held in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, July 1-4, 1987.

Past President Stevenson has served in private law practice and as a special prosecutor in the Canadian Department of Justice. In 1974, he was appointed for life as a Judge to the Provincial Court of Alberta. He recently retired as Assistant Chief Judge of the Criminal Division of that court in Calgary.

A Lion since 1966 and currently a member of the Calgary (Northeast Eyeopener) Lions Club, Past President Stevenson has held numerous offices in the association. These include terms as district governor, a member of the association's board of directors from 1977-79 and as a presidential appointee to the international board from 1979-81 and again from 1998-1999. He also served a three-year term as the chairperson of Campaign SightFirst, one of the largest and most successful fundraising campaigns in the history of the association.

In recognition of his many contributions to the association, Past President Stevenson has received numerous awards including the 100% District Governor Award, the Membership Advancement Key, 18 International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his work as a Lion, Past President Stevenson has served as president of the Calgary Social Planning Council, as a board member of the Calgary United Way and as a member of the City of Calgary Social Services Committee. He has also served as president of the Alberta Provincial Judges Association and as chairperson of the International Year of Disabled Persons Committee for the Province of Alberta. In 1996, the City of Calgary recognized his numerous voluntary contributions by awarding him the Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award of Merit.

Past President Stevenson is a member of numerous professional organizations and has authored a number of articles on legal matters. He and his wife, Patricia, have four daughters, eight granddaughters and two grandsons.

Past International Director Dr. Patti Hill

Dr. Patricia Hill from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 90th International Convention, held in Chicago, Illinois, USA, July 2-6, 2007.

PID Hill is a psychologist.

A member of the Edmonton Host Lions Club since 1990, Director Hill has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, district governor and council chairperson. She also served as district chairperson for Membership, Environment, Convention and International Cooperation and Understanding.

Additionally she has served as a committee member for the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, multinational coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II, secretary for Lions Eyebank (Alberta) Society, director of the Lions Eye Research Institute of Northern Alberta and presenter and multiple forums and conventions.

In recognition of her service to the association, Director Hill has received numerous awards, including multiple Club President’s Appreciation Awards, District Lion of the Year, an Extension Award, induction to the Multiple District 37 Hall of Fame, several District Governor’s Certificates of Appreciation, five International President’s Certificates of Appreciation and an International President’s Medal. She is also a Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow, Denise and Jack Isaman Fellow and a Melvin Jones Fellow.

n addition to her Lions activities, PID Hill is active in numerous professional and community organizations. She is a member of the Psychologists Association of Alberta, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Community League. In the past, she served as president of the Alberta Association of Psychologists and the Association of Canadian Educators of the Hearing Impaired.

PID Hill and her husband, Gregory Holmes, also a Lion, have two children.


Past International Director Bill Webber

Bill W. Webber, of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 72nd annual convention, held in Miami/Miami Beach, Florida, USA, June 21-24, 1989.

Past Director Webber is a retired district manager of a utility company.

A Lion and member of the St. Albert Host Lions Club since 1964, Past Director Webber has held the positions of club president, district governor and council chair. He serves as a director and vice chair of Lions Quest Canada, as coordinator of Lions Project Pride, and director and past chair of his multiple district eye bank. He also served as a national coordinator for Campaign SightFirst.

For his contributions to the association, Past Director Webber has received the 100% District Governor Award, six International Certificates of Appreciation, eight International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. He is a progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

Active in the community, Past Director Webber has served on the Edmonton Emergency Planning Committee, the Canadian Gas Association Customer Service Committee and the St. Albert Board of Education.

Past Director Webber and his wife, Joan, also a progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren.



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