As of press time, there were six candidates for Second International Vice President. The election is scheduled for July 9 at the 96th International Convention in Hamburg. The winner will serve as international president in 2015-16. Naresh Aggarwal Past International Director Naresh Aggarwal of Delhi, India, was elected to the international board of directors at the association’s 81st International Convention in 1998. An entrepreneur with several business holdings, he has been a member of the Batala Smile Lions Club since 1974. In addition to his service as a GLT constitutional area leader, he is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and the recipient of many professional and Lions awards. Salim Moussan Past International Director Salim Moussan of Beirut, Lebanon, has been a member of the Beirut St. Gabriel Lions Club since 1988 and served on the international board of directors from 1997- 1999. Twice a board appointee and group leader, he is currently GMT Area Leader. He was chairman of several forums and regional conferences and has attended 25 international conventions and more than 50 area forums worldwide. Phil Nathan Past International Director Phil Nathan of Earls Colne, England, has been a Lion since 1982 and is a charter member of the South Woodham Ferrers Lions Club. He served on the international board of directors from 1999 to 2001. A stockbroker and director of a company, Nathan was president of the 2006 Europa Forum and has been recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with an MBE, Member of the British Empire, for his service achievements. Steven D. Sherer Past International Director Steven D. Sherer of New Philadelphia, Ohio, has been a member of the Dover Lions Club since 1980. He is a licensed public accountant and the finance officer/CFO of New Philadelphia City Schools. An international director from 2006-08, he also served as a GMT area coordinator from 2008 to 2012, is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has received numerous Lions awards as well as professional accolades. Eugene M. Spiess Past International Director Eugene M. Spiess of Moore, South Carolina, is a retired college administrator and instructor. A member of the Spartanburg Lions Club since 1981, he was elected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors at the association’s 93rd international convention in 2010. The recipient of numerous Lions awards and professional honors, he is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada Past International Director Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada of Minokamo-shi, Gifu-ken, Japan, has been a member of the Minokamo Lions Club since 1985. The director of a hospital and a doctor of neurosurgery, he was elected to serve a two-year term on the international board of directors in 2005. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow, is active in many community and professional organizations and served as an adviser to the governor of Gifu Prefecture.
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