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JOSEPH PRESTON – OUR INTERNATIONAL LIONS CLUBS PRESIDENT

Joseph “Joe” Preston, of Dewey, Arizona, USA, was elected president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 97th International Convention held in Toronto, Canada, July 4 through 8, 2014.

President Preston is temporarily retired from the automotive industry. He has over 30 years of experience as a fleet sales manager, and was consistently recognized by Ford Motor Company for excellence in customer satisfaction, sales and product knowledge.

A member of the Bradshaw Mountain of Dewey-Humboldt Lions Club, President Preston has been a Lion since 1974. He has held many offices in the association, including club president, zone chairperson, district governor, council chairperson and chairperson of district leadership development, Lions Quest and MERL for the state of Arizona. He was host chairperson of the 1994 International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, chairperson of the 2003 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, and a national/multinational coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II.

In recognition of his service to the association, President Preston has received numerous awards, including the 100% Club President Award, the 100% District Governor Award, the Senior Builder Key Award, Life Membership in the
association, nine International President’s Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

President Preston was recognized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for his work as a Lion to prevent drug use and abuse among youth.

President Preston and his wife, Joni, also a Lion and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons, one daughter and seven grandsons.

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2013-2014 Awards Criteria

 

Dear Lions,
As your International President it is my hope that we will work together this year to make the 97th year of our association a great one.
As you are aware, FOLLOW YOUR DREAM is the theme I will use this year.   I am challenging Lions to identify their dream and then try hard to achieve their dream and reach new heights.  I would like you to keep this in mind as you submit your recommendations for awards this year.
There are many Lions who are diligently working to provide hope to those less fortunate in their local communities who have never been recognized for their efforts.  Please read carefully and follow the guidelines set forth in my Awards Criteria Letter and Recommendation Forms for submission of recommendations for awards from my office.
Please note that the deadline for submission of recommendations forms is February 15, 2014.
Kind regards,
Barry J. Palmer
International President
Lions Clubs International & LCIF | 300 W. 22nd St. | Oak Brook, IL | 60523 | USA

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2012-2013 International President,Theme & Logo

International President Lion Wayne A. Madden


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