Past International Director Billy E. Hanel of Michigan, has died. A Lion since 1959 and a life member of the Lansing Host Lions Club, he served on the board of directors from 1989- 91. He was active in many civic and community organizations, including the Salvation Army and Red Cross, in addition to his Lions activities. Past International Director Nelson Díez Pérez of Ascunsion, Paraguay, has died. He was a member of the Asuncion Barrio Vista Alegre Lions Club and had been a Lion since 1965. A constitutional lawyer, he was a past recipient of the Outstanding Youth Award from the Paraguay Youth Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to community service. Past International Director Rui Taveira of Oeiras, Portugal, has died. A member of the Lisbon Host Lions Club since 1972, he was elected to serve on the international board of directors in 1987- 89. He was a retired military officer, director of several sports clubs and also involved in an international exchange program. Past International Director A. Chuck Wijenathen, who served on the international board of directors from 1985-87, has died. A Life Member of the Colombo North Lions Club in Sri Lanka, one of his many achievements was helping rebuilding efforts after his homeland was struck by a devastating tsunami in 2004.
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