As of press time, there were seven candidates for second international vice president. The election is scheduled for July 8 at the 97th International Convention in Toronto. The winner will serve as international president in 2016-17. Naresh Aggarwal Naresh Aggarwal of Delhi, India, an international director from 1998 to 2000, is a businessman and chairman of the Railway Equipment Division of the Confederation of Indian Industry. A member of the Batala Smile Lions Club, he has been a board appointee and group leader three times. The recipient of the Ambassador of Goodwill Award and 20 Presidential medals, Aggarwal is a major lead gift donor and Humanitarian Partner of LCIF. M. P. “Mike” Butler M. P. “Mike” Butler, a member of the Kerrville Host Lions Club in Texas, served on the international board of directors from 1984 to 1986 and as a board appointee from 2006 to 2007. He became a Lion in 1974 and has held many offices within the association. Butler is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, area leadership and membership coordinator and served as the first global GMT chairperson. Robert E. Corlew Robert E. Corlew of Milton, Tennessee, is a state chancellor [judge] and served on the international board of directors from 2011 to 2013. He has been a member of the Murfreesboro Lions Club since 1978 and is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions responsibilities, Corlew is active in many civic and community organizations including the Murfreesboro City Council and Boy Scouts. Salim Moussan Salim Moussan of Beirut, Lebanon, is a member of the Beirut St. Gabriel Lions Club and was an international director from 1997 to 1999. Twice a board appointee and group leader, he is the founder of the Lions Eye Center in Lebanon and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. Moussan, the owner of a trading company, has chaired several forums and regional conferences and attended 25 international conventions. Steven D. Sherer Past International Director Steven D. Sherer of New Philadelphia, Ohio, has been a member of the Dover Lions Club since 1980. A licensed public accountant and the finance officer/CFO of New Philadelphia Public Schools, he is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has received numerous Lions and professional accolades. Sherer served as an international director from 2006 to 2008, and was a GMT area coordinator for four years. Eugene M. Spiess Past International Director Eugene M. Spiess, Ed.D., of Moore, South Carolina, is a retired college administrator and instructor. A member of the Spartanburg Lions Club since 1981, he was elected to a two-year term on the international board of directors in 2010 at the association’s 93rd international convention. The recipient of numerous Lions awards and professional honors, Spiess is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. Rosane T. Jahnke Vailatti Rosane T. Jahnke Vailatti served on the international board of directors from 2008 to 2010. A member of the Jaraguá do Sol Lions Club in Brazil, she was a teacher and is a lawyer and hotel owner. Active in many community and professional groups, Vailatti is a Melvin Jones Fellow, a recipient of the Helen Keller Knight of Sight award and assists children with special needs.
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