John Woodside elected District 13D Governor

John_Woodside_District_GovenorJackson TWP, Ohio —John Woodside was elected to the position of district governor.  District 13D is comprised of 53 clubs located in the Northeastern Ohio counties of Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull at the Lions Clubs International District 13D Convention at the McKinley Grande Hotel in Canton, Jackson Township Lions Club.

Woodside has been involved in Lions Clubs for over 47 years.  He was a member five years in Shadyside, Ohio and 18 years in Toronto, Ohio.

He was transferred by First Energy to the Canton community in 1989 where he then joined the Jackson Township Lions Club.  He retired from First Energy in 1995.

Woodside and his wife Midge reside in Jackson Township. They have been married more than 52 years and have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Woodside was Toronto, Ohio Lions Club president in 1987-1988. He was Jackson Township Lions Club secretary for six years and Jackson Township Lions Club president in 2004-2005.

He has received the following major awards: 1988 Lion of the Year- Toronto club; 1988 International President Certificate of Appreciation; 1993 International President Award; 1999 Jackson Township Lion of Year; Melvin E. Jones Fellowship Award 2000 and progressive award 2008 and 2001 Knight of the Blind Award.

John Woodside was district cabinet secretary/ treasurer in 2005-2006.

He currently is District 13D, first vice district governor.  He has been the Jackson Township Club representative to the district’s Melvin Jones Eye Care Foundation since 1999.

He is currently Treasurer of this Foundation.  He has led the Jackson Township Lions in sight projects. He has helped the Jackson Township Lions Club be a leader in ‘Kid Sight’ eye screening of preschoolers and kindergarten students.

Jackson Lions host district meeting

LionsClubThe Jackson Township Lions Club hosted the District 13-D Cabinet Meeting at John Knox Presbyterian Church on Nov. 13.  The district is comprised of five counties: Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull.  Within this District are 57 clubs, which include the Stark County clubs of Canton, East Canton, Jackson Township, Magnolia, North Canton and Sandy Valley Leos Club.  Delegates of this executive body meet quarterly to review activities of the Ohio Lions and the International Association of Lions Clubs that are passed on to the individual Clubs.

District Governor David Gauch, a member of the Crestwood Lions Club in Mantua, Ohio, was the presiding officer of this meeting.  Others accepting reports at this meeting were First Vice District Governor John Woodside of the Jackson Township Lions Club, Second Vice District Governor Tom Zickefoose of the Girard Lions Club and Cabinet Secretary Treasurer Paul Metrovich of the East Liverpool Lions Club.  Reports from the zone chairmen, state committees, district committees, governor’s advisory committee and governor’s honorary committee were entered with information to be passed on to Clubs at visits in the coming months.

Accepted at this meeting was a letter from the Jackson Township Lions Club to place John Woodside’s name in nomination for the office of district governor for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year.  First Vice District Governor John Woodside has been a Lion for 48 years.  He served as president of the Jackson Township club in 2004-2005, club secretary for six years and served on the district cabinet in various capacities since 1999. He currently is treasurer of the Melvin Jones District 13-D Lions Eye Care Foundation.

Jackson Township Lions Club celebrates 51st Charter Night

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51 JacksonT ownship Charter NightThe Jackson Township Lions Club recently celebrated its 51st Charter Night at the 356th Fighter Group Restaurant at Akron Canton Airport. The Club was chartered by Lions Clubs International in September 1960.

Guest speaker was new Jackson Local Schools Superintendent Chris DiLoreto. In his remarks to the Lions Club, he said Jackson Local Schools’ 5,800 student district is ranked 18th in the state, ahead of all other school districts in the county. His goal is to improve upon this state ranking. He plans to use his 24 years of educational experience in the three interacting quantities of student performance, resource management and communication with the residences to lead the school system in continued excellence.

District 13-D Governor Dave Gauch, a member of the Crestwood Lions Club, was in attendance. The Jackson Township Lions Club is well respected in the District for its involvement in service to the community.

“It is great to be Governor of the District the Jackson Township Lions Club is a member,” he said.

Members who had Perfect Attendance include first year member Gary Wenning, three year members Don Dorkoff, Jim Leib and John Summers ; seven year member Chuck Cignetti; 10 year member John Whitmer; 14 year member Lou Kropff; 15 year members Joe Slade, Larry Wallman and Jim Zwick; 21 year members Bill Duell and Herb Snyder; 22 year year member Bill Burger; 25 year member Jarry Persinger; 31 year member Bill Hamill; 35 year members Rich Bowers and Ralph Manning; 37 year memeber Chuck Julian; 41 year member Ed Bachtel and 47 year member John Woodside.

The next fund raiser project of the Jackson Township Lions Club is Saturday, Oct. 8. This event is a Reverse Raffle at Massillon Eagles on Weirich Blvd NW.  Grand Prize is $2500. $100 tickets are available from any Lions Club member or call Ted Stuhldreher at 330-832-8133. The winner need not be present to win.