The 2019 Multiple District 22 Convention was held May 13-15, 2019, in Ocean City, Maryland. The convention was outstanding. The Lions Memorial Service, numerous seminars, District luncheons and meetings, candidate’s hospitality rooms, and election of officers for the year 2019-2020, were all well attended.

The attendees had the privilege of meeting International President Gudrun Yngvadottir and her husband, Dr. Jon Bjami Thorsteinsson, a past International Director.  IP Yngvadottir is the first woman International president. She is a very warm, friendly, and well-spoken individual, and she is from Iceland. Nine members of the Thurmont Lions Club attended the convention.

During one of the ceremonies, District Governor Gerry Beachy presented numerous awards to his cabinet members and throughout the five districts.  Three members of the Thurmont Lions Club received awards: PDG Paul Cannada was named to the District 22-W Honor Roll (top, left); 2nd Vice President Susan Favorite received the District Governor’s Medal of Commendation (center, left); 1st Vice President Joyce Anthony received the District Governor’s Commendation Metal (bottom, left); and District 22-W Cabinet Treasurer Susan Favorite received the International President’s Medal  (below).

Additional information about the Thurmont Lions Club, a group of community-minded men and women, can be obtained by calling President Julie El-Taher at 301-788-0855.

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