In Memoriam Past International Director Dr. Robert John “Bob” Coulthard of South Australia, Australia, has died. A member of the Marion Lions Club since 1963, he served as an international director from 1988-90. In 1965, he organized the first major Lions’ sight project in South Australia-screenings for eye disorders for young children. More than 600,000 screenings under his direction were eventually done in Australia. As an international director, he helped establish SightFirst. He received the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor of the association. Past International Director Dr. Federico Butikofer Rocha of La Paz, Bolivia, has died. A Lion since 1976, he belonged to the La Paz Nuestra Senora Lions Club and served as an international director from 1994-96. A surgeon for gynecology and obstetrics, he helped establish the Sociedad Médica Alemana SRL and helped to rebuild the German Clinic. He received the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the association’s highest honor. Past International Director Freddy A. Joyce of Searcy, Arkansas, has died. He was 94. A Searcy Lion since 1970, he served as an international director from 1988-90. A marketing manager with a medical company, he served his community as a board member of the American Red Cross as well as a regional director for the Boy Scouts. He received the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor of Lions Clubs. Past International Director Adrian H. Johnson of Faribault, Minnesota, has died. He was 95. A Lion since 1948, he served as an international director from 1976-78. An accomplished musician, he directed the choir at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. He served as a trustee for the Iowa Lions Sight Conservation Foundation and chairman of the Glaucoma Committee. He received the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the association’s highest honor. Past International Director Karla N. Harris of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has died. She was 62. A member of the South Milwaukee Lions Club, she was an international director from 2014-16. She was instrumental in creating the amusing Lions’ “Rockin’ the Vest” rap video. She was honored by the White House in 2012 as a Champion of Change for raising awareness of the visually impaired. She also received the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the association’s highest honor. A banker, she served her community as president of the South Milwaukee Police and Fire Commission, executive director of the South Milwaukee Community Center and as a volunteer coordinator for the American Red Cross and Women’s Center. Corrections The foster home complex in Perkins, Oklahoma, profiled in the December issue is called Lions Meadows of Hope. (Its website is lionsmoh.org.) The LION regrets the error. In the October issue of the LION, the “Four of Us” column should have reported that the late Bernie Lamp Sr. Helped form the Alpena Lions Club.
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