As of press time, there were three candidates for the office of second vice president and six for third vice president. The election is scheduled for June 28 at the 99th International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES Salim Moussan Salim Moussan of Beirut, Lebanon, served as an international director from 1997 to 1999. A member of the Beirut St. Gabriel Lions Club, he has twice been a board appointee and group leader and has chaired several leadership forums. He is fluent in three languages, has visited 92 countries and has attended 28 consecutive international conventions, 65 area forums and more than 45 regional conferences. Walter R. “Bud” Wahl Walter R. “Bud” Wahl of Streator, Illinois, served as an international director from 2003 to 2005. A retired risk manager and foundation coordinator in the health care field, he is a charter member of the Streator Hardscrabble Lions Club. A Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Wahl is also active in many professional and community organizations. He has served as chairperson of the 2011 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, as a national coordinator for Campaign SightFirst, as chairperson of the 2012 Elections Committee and has been a presenter at LCI national and international seminars. Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir of Gardabaer, Iceland, served on the international board of directors from 2010 to 2012. A member of the Gardabaejar Eik Lions Club, she is the vice director of the Institute of Continuing Education at the University of Iceland and has served as a faculty member and presenter at many Lions Leadership Institutes and international conventions. A Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, she is active in several community and professional organizations and has received many LCI awards. THIRD VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES Jung-Yul Choi Jung-Yul Choi of Busan, Republic of Korea, served as an international director from 1996 to 1998. The president of a real estate company, he has been a member of the Busan Jaeil Lions Club since 1977 and was host committee chairperson of the 95th International Convention and chairperson of the 39th OSEAL Forum. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow with a humanitarian partnership and the recipient of the Ambassador of Good Will Award and has been a director of the Busan Sports Association and vice chairperson of the Dong-A University Alumni Association. Patricia ‘Patti’ Hill Dr. Patti Hill of Edmonton, Canada, is a psychologist and member of the Edmonton Host Lions Club. An international director from 2007 to 2009, she served as Leadership Chair, member of the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum multiple times, Multi-National coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II, Institute Faculty member, and presenter at several forums and international conventions. A Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Hill received the Inspiring Woman Award and remains active in many professional and community organizations. Rosane Teresinha Jahnke Rosane Teresinha Jahnke served on the international board of directors from 2008 to 2010. A member of the Balneario Camboriú Lions Club in Brazil, she was a teacher and is a lawyer. A Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a Helen Keller Knight of Sight recipient, she has participated in 19 international conventions and 14 FOLAC forums. Active in many community and professional groups, Jahnke promotes the rights of children with special needs and cancer prevention awareness. Carolyn A. Messier Carolyn A. Messier of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, served as an international director from 2011 to 2013 and a board appointee from 2014 to 2015. She is the retired executive director of the Lions Low Vision Centers and a low vision therapist who joined the Windsor Locks Lions Club in 1990. A Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, she has presented or moderated at six USA/Canada forums, is active in the New England Lions Council and is the recipient of the Ambassador of Goodwill Award as well as numerous other professional and LCI recognitions. Fabrício Oliveira Fabrício Oliveira of Catolé do Rocha, Brazil, served as an international director from 2006 to 2008. He is a businessman and business administrator, and has been a member of the Catolé do Rocha Lions Club since 1985. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has received the Global Vision Medal Award, the Ambassador of Good Will Award and 10 International President’s Awards. Twice a District Governors-Elect seminar group leader, Oliveira is also active many professional and community organizations. Steven D. Sherer Steven D. Sherer of New Philadelphia, Ohio, has been a member of the Dover Lions Club since 1980. A licensed public accountant and retired 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, was a GMT area coordinator for four years and currently serves on the Lions Quest Advisory Committee.
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