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Mid Iowa Lions Golf Tournament

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District Governor 9SW Chris Anderson








District Governor Chris Anderson has been an Audubon Lion since 1982. At the club level he has served two years as president, a board member, various project chairs, KidSight screener and helped with MyLCI reporting.

On the district level he has served as zone chair, region chair, membership and leadership chair, Group Coordinator SightFirst II, district secretary and treasurer, 2nd VDG, 1st VDG, on the GLT team as a trainer, Iowa Lions Foundation Trustee with my second year as vice president.

For MD9, I served on the Finance, KidSight Steering and Personnel & Equipment committees. I have received six International President Certificates of Appreciation, the International President Leadership medal, Melvin Jones Fellowship & Warren Coleman Honorary awards.

He has attended Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute and will receive his Master’s Degree from Lions University at USA/Canada in Portland, Oregon, in the fall of 2017.

He currently works in real estate sales. Has also worked in farm equipment dealerships after studying two years at North Iowa Area Community College, and sold cars for several years.

DG Chris and Lion Verneta have been married for 45 years.

District 9SW Leadership

District Governor District 9SW: Chris Anderson

1st Vice District Governor District 9SW: Pat Parker

2nd Vice District Governor: Charles “Tad” Tadlock

Immediate Past District Governor 9SW: Ken Klemish

Cabinet Secretary District 9SW: Beverly Fletcher

Cabinet Treasurer District 9SW: Sheila Haidsiak

Global Leadership Team Chair District 9SW: PDG Diana Benzing

Global Membership Team Chair District 9SW: PDG Dean Brant

Global Service Team Chair District 9SW: PDG Jerry Farley

Public Relations District 9SW: Judy Braddock

Zone 1 Chair District 9SW:

Zone 2 Chair District 9SW: Linda Duff

Zone 3 Chair District 9SW: PDG Dean Brant

Zone 4 Chair District 9SW: John Thorpe

Zone 5 Chair District 9SW: Kristy Lonsdale

Zone 6 District Chair 9 SW: Tom Waltz

Zone 7 District Chair 9SW: Carol Sheldahl

Zone 8 District Chair 9SW: Allen Zobel

Zone 9 District Chair 9SW: Dan Bashor

Zone 10 District Chair 9SW: Barb Farley

Alert Chair: Juanita Reynard

Care & Share District 9SW Chair: IPDG Ken Klemish

Centennial Coordinator: PDG Jerry & Barb Farley

Chaplain District 9SW: Roger Claxton

Constitution & ByLaws Chair District 9SW: PDG Martin Bishop

Convention Committee District 9SW: Clrissa Terpstra, Mary Ann Huegerich, Pat Hansen and Dorothy Wolf

Diabetes Awareness Chair District 9SW: Barb Farley

Elections Chair: PDG Martin Bishop

Information Technology Chair District 9SW: PDG Sheri Holliday

Iowa KidSight Chair District 9SW: Sheila Haidsiak

Iowa Lions Foundation Trustee District 9SW: Eastern PDG Patrick Parker, Western Allen Zobel

LCIF Chair District 9SW: Darwin Williams

Leader Dog Chair District 9SW: Lisa Randall

Leo District 9SW Co-Chairs: Connie Jessen & Lisa Dreier

Nominating Chair District 9SW: Maude Bishop

PDG Association President 9SW: IPDG Ken Klemish

Peace Poster Chair District 9SW: Twila Brant

Pediatric Cancer Chair 9SW: Verneta Anderson

Womens & Family Membership 9SW Chair: Lisa Randall

Youth Exchange Chair District 9SW: PDG Sheri Holliday

Youth Outreach Chair District 9SW: Margaret Kilibarda