2023 Lions International Convention

Boston, MA

July 7 - 11, 2023

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL

 CONVENTION

LCICon 2023 Boston | Lions Clubs International

 

MD24 Council of Governors

are proud to endorse the following candidates

2023 - 2024 Lions Clubs International President

Lion Dr. Patti Hill

Dr. Patti Hill from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was elected to serve as third vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 102nd International Convention, held in Milan, Italy, July 5 through July 9, 2019. Vice President Hill is president of a consulting firm. With 30 years of experience as a psychologist, she has mentored graduate students and psychologists in training. She has also championed the rights of children and youth who are deaf and/or blind. A member of the Edmonton Host Lions Club since 1990, Vice President Hill has held many offices within the association, including 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 the Lions Eyebank (Alberta) Society, Vice President of the Lions Eye Research Institute of Northern Alberta and presenter at multiple forums and conventions. In recognition of her service to the association, Vice President Hill has received numerous awards, including several International President’s Awards. She has been honored with the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, and recipient of numerous other fellowships. In addition to her Lions activities, Vice President 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 an executive officer of the Alberta Association of School Psychologists and the Association of Canadian Educators of the Hearing Impaired. Vice President Hill has also served on the Alberta Premier’s Council on Persons with Disabilities. Vice President Hill and her husband, Greg Holmes, also a Lion, have two children.

First Vice President

Lion Fabrico Oliveira

Fabrício Oliveira of Catolé do Rocha, Brazil, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 89th International Convention, held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 30 through July 4, 2006. Past Director Fabrício is a businessman, with a Post-Graduate Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), and a Degree in Administration. A member of the Catolé do Rocha Lions Club since 1985, Past Director Fabrício has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairperson, region chairperson, council chairperson and district governor. Additionally, he has served as district LCIF chair, SightFirst committee chair, leadership development chair, multiple district DGE seminar coordinator and chair of the district Lions Foundation. Past Director Fabrício also served as District Governors-Elect Seminar group leader. In recognition of his service to the association he has received numerous awards, including the 100% Club President Award, an Extension Award for organizing nine new Lions clubs, the District Governor Excellence Award, seventeen International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, the Paradigm Award, nine Leadership Awards, ten International President’s Awards, International Director Recognition Award and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association to its members. He has also received a Key Award for helping induct thirty new Lions members, an Extension Certificate for sponsoring five new Leo clubs, Global Vision Medal for his SightFirst efforts and a LCIF Helping Hands Award. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Past Director Fabrício is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He previously served as the Secretary of Industry and Commerce of the State of Paraiba and an administration council chairperson of several companies, as director of the National Confederation of Shopkeepers, chair of the Federation of Shopkeepers of the State of Paraiba, chair of the Chamber of Shopkeepers of Catolé do Rocha and chair of Manoel Vitoriano de Freitas Foundation supporting institution of the Children’s Hospital Erninia Evangelista. Past Director Fabrício and his wife, Amariles, also a member of the Catolé do Rocha Lions Club and Melvin Jones Fellow, have three children and a granddaughter. 

Second Vice President

Lion A. P. Singh

A. P. Singh, of Kolkata, India, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 87th International Convention, held in Detroit, Michigan, USA/Windsor, Ontario, Canada, July 5-July 9, 2004. Past Director Singh is a practicing accountant and tax consultant. A Lion since 1984 and a member of the Calcutta Vikas Lions Club, Past Director Singh has held many offices within the association, including club president, district governor and multiple district council chairperson. In addition, he served as faculty at four leadership institutes, four regional institutes, vice district governors schooling pilot program, district governors-elect schooling and vice district governors-elect schooling. He has also served as secretary of the multiple district coordination committee. In recognition of his service to the association Past Director Singh has received numerous awards, including four International President’s Medals, two Leadership Medals, an International President’s Certificates and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association grants its members. He has been named Lion of the Year at the district and multiple district levels. He is also a Heritage Club Member and a Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Past Director Singh is accredited with the initiation of various service programs in collaboration with other trusts, foundations and corporate houses. Past Director Singh and his wife, Ruma, have three children. 

Third Vice President

Lion Mark Lyon

Mark S. Lyon, from Brookfield, Connecticut, USA, was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 29 through July 3, 2018. Director Lyon has worked in corporate legal administration and financial services for 36 years. He is currently board administration manager with Synchrony Financial. He has been a member of the Brookfield Lions Club since 1996 and has held a number of offices within the association, including district governor, GLT district coordinator, cabinet secretary, multiple district council chairperson and multiple district GLT coordinator. In recognition for his service, he has received numerous awards including an International President’s Award and an International President’s Leadership Award. He has also been recognized as a Connecticut Knight of the Blind and a Connecticut Ambassador of Sight in addition to receiving four International President’s Certificate of Appreciation, he is the recipient of a number of project and service related certificates. Director Lyon is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. His wife Carolyn Faris Lyon is also a longtime Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow. 


 

 

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