Committee chairs



District Governor Jeffrey Friedman Lion Jeffrey is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a Helen Keller Fellow. He became a Lion in 2006. He has held many positions in his club including serving as President for 3 terms. As a club member he has assisted the Mississauga Central Lions Club in running and marketing its largest fundraiser the “Lions Farmers Market”.

Lion Jeffrey began his service involvement in District A-711; by first serving as Zone 6A Campaign Chair for SightFirst ll. He later served as Zone Chair for Zone 6A, and twice as Region 6 Chair.

He served on the Global Membership Team for 4 years. In search of new members he has co-ordinated Lions Awareness Booth’s at the Canadian National Exhibition, the Mississauga Carassauga Festival of Cultures, and other venues since 2013.

Lion Jeffrey has championed the Beadonor Program and the Lions Recycle for Sight Program at the District level since 2012. He has grown participation in the Recycle for Sight program to 42 participating clubs in his District. He drove development of a website which makes it easier for the public to find eyeglasses collection points. He now working to make this website of use to Lions Club’s across.

Lion Jeff is a Certified Guiding Lion and has attended six USA/Canada Leadership Forums. In 2009 he was a speaker at the Memphis forum. He is a Club Excellence Process Facilitator and has completed 6 Club processes.

Jeffrey has run a Reading Action Program and Peace Poster Contests in Region of Peel schools since 2012. He assisted in organizing and running the Mississauga Walk for Dog Guides for 9 years.

Lion Jeff has received three International President Recognitions and he has received Certificates of Appreciation or Achievement from six of our last eight District Governors.

Lion Jeffrey spent 28 years in Sales and he now operates an Internet business. He has been married to his wife Lynn for 39 years and they have 3 married sons and 5 grandchildren.
905 507-2438
1st VDG Dan Sibanda Lion Dan Sibanda was a Charter Member of Bulawayo Aloe Lions Club in District 412 in 1989. He transferred to Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club in 2002 where he has been Club President three times. He was Region 6 Chair for two consecutive terms (2012-2014). His term as District Global Leadership Team (GLT) Coordinator runs from 2014 to 2017.

In his Lionistic career, Lion Dan has held every club-level Executive position (from Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Club Membership Chair to Club President). This was coincidentally perfect preparation for his role as GLT Coordinator, where thorough knowledge of club administration is a vital skillset.

A strong believer in membership growth, Lion Dan has sponsored eight (8) people into Lions in the last six years. His tireless efforts led to the formation of the Emerging Leaders Lions Club in 2014 and he served as the co-Guiding Lion of the new club. As the District GLT Coordinator, his passion is identifying and developing future leaders. Having been a Lion for over 27 years, Lion Dan enjoys sharing his expert knowledge in lionism with all Lions across the District.

A Certified Guiding Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, Lion Dan is a graduate of the Faculty Development Institute (FDI) and has served in one capacity or another all the A711 District Governors since 2012, receiving numerous International Presidents’ Awards and Certificates of Appreciation.

On a professional level, Lion Dan is a licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds a Masters degree in Business Leadership and is a Technical Services Manager with a company in the energy industry. He is also an active member in his community – having been, among other things, a Director at Carassauga Festival of Cultures for 6 years (2002 – 2008).

Lion Dan is a father to three adult children and a proud grandfather to one. His wife, Lion Phoebe, is the current President of Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club.
416 688-0354
2nd VDG Terrence Richards Lion Tebo (Terrence) RICHARDS has been a Lion for almost 20 years, and is an active member of the Thistletown Lions Club. Lion Tebo has served with distinction in several leadership positions including Club President, Zone Chair, Region Chair, District Chairs, Convention Registrar, and Cabinet Secretary.

Lion Tebo has been recognized for his contributions to Lionism with awards including 100% Attendance, Lion of the Year, Membership Key, District Governor Awards, and International President Awards. Lion Tebo is a Certified Guiding Lion, Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF), Life Member of Camp Dorset (Kidney Dialysis Camp), Life Member of Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides), Knight of Lake Joe (CNIB Camp for Blind, Visually Impaired, and/or Deafblind), and Honorary Lions Guardian of Camp Huronda (CDA Camp for Children with Diabetes).

Lion Tebo is a graduate of all LCI Leadership Development Institutes namely:
● 2016-2017 Faculty Development Excellent Series (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
● 2015-2016 Faculty Development Institute (Schaumburg, Illinois, USA)
● 2013-2014 Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Oakbrook, Illinois, USA)
● 2012-2013 Emerging Lions Leadership Institute (Toronto, ON, Canada).

Lion Tebo was among the first graduates of Lions University:
● 2015 Bachelor conferred by LCI President Dr. Jitsuhiro YAMADA
● 2016 Masters conferred by LCI President Chancellor Robert CORLEW
● 2017 Doctorate to be conferred by LCI President Dr. Naresh AGGARWAL.

EDUCATION: Bachelor (BSc), University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB);
Postgrad Honors Diploma (PgD) Information Technology, DeVry Calgary (AB);
Masters (MSc), Keller Graduate School of Mngt of DeVry University (USA).

PROFESSIONAL: A Business Systems Analyst, Lion Tebo operates specializing in Cybersecurity ∓ Information System Mngt.

PERSONAL: Lion Tebo is married to Lion Dionne, and has 5 children – Shawn, Elrick, Keilon, Terrence Jr, and Terrell.
647 933-2165 / 647 972-9216
Cabinet Secretary Paul Maguire Paul married Lion Patricia in the early 1990s. Their daughter Erin is charter secretary of the Queen's University Campus Lions Club, and their son Chris was a Scarborough Kingsway Leo.

Paul's public service began volunteering professional services for national and provincial NFPs. He and Pat have canvassed for various charities. One day, Paul noticed a flyer for the West Hill ­ Highland Creek Lions Club. An email, a call, a few meetings, and Paul was a new Lion. Now he is in his second term as Zone Chair, Effective Speaking Chair and Lions Opportunities for Youth Chair. Paul also attended the Calgary 2015 Advanced Lions Leadership Institute, and volunteered with the Sergeant­-at-­Arms committee at the 2014 Toronto International Convention.

Paul also helps organize various community events.
416 230-1602
Cabinet Treasurer Jim O'Breza Jim O'Breza
Lion Jim O'Breza
905 561-2521 / 905 512-1374
IPDG Surinder Sharma Lion Surinder strongly believes that the price of success is hard work and dedication to the job at hand and the determination to accomplish the goal in sight. He has been a member of the Oakville Lions Club since year 2000. Lion Surinder has held many positions within the club, including secretary and president during the year 2007-2008. He has chaired and or participated on most of the club’s committees.

As a measure of his strong commitment to the growth of Lionism, Lion Surinder has recruited no fewer than 9 new members into his club. Lion Surinder has served 4 terms in the capacity of Zone Chair, Region Chair, 2nd Vice District Governor and 1st Vice District Governor of District A711.

Born in India and brought up in Kenya, Lion Surinder came to Canada in 1974. He was educated in the U.K. at the University of London and graduated from York University and University of Toronto. In his profession as an educator he has taught on three continents – in Kenya, the U.K. and Canada. He was a school principal in Toronto where he retired in 2002, thus ending a successful career of 43 years.

Lion Surinder is married to Pravin. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow and recently received the Sesquicentennial Award for dedicated Humanitarian services. She is very actively involved in various community organizations in and around Oakville such as Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, The May Court Club of Oakville, The Interfaith Council of Halton and Vaishno Devi Temple. They have a son and a daughter. Maneesh is an Endodontist in Ottawa and Asha is a Medical Doctor practicing in Kentucky. Maneesh is married to Menisha. Surinder and Pravin have two grandsons - Ashwin and Devan.

In the year 2002 Lion Surinder was appointed by Order-in-Council, to the position of Returning Officer for the Federal Riding of Oakville. He is also the recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service and the prestigious Helen Keller Fellowship Award in Lionism, Life Member of the Lions Foundation of Canada and Camp Dorset.

Lion Surinder is a tireless volunteer and leader, and has demonstrated great sensitivity to organizational needs, as well as creativity in solving problems. He is perceptive, emphatic, and committed to every task he undertakes.
905 827-9382
Region Chair 6 vacant  
- Zone Chair 6A Milosov Lukaroski 905 232-1369 / 416 844-4850
- Zone Chair 6B Dave Bhatia 905 827-5487 / 647 294-2840
Region Chair 7 Dundas Kwok Lion Dundas Kwok has been a Lion for almost 17 years and is an active member of the Toronto Cathay Lions Club. He is currently working for various real estate development projects in Ontario.

Lion Dundas served as President of Toronto Cathay Lions Club for 2 years (2005-2007) and he is currently 1st VP and also has been Secretary, Treasurer and VP for many terms. Lion Dundas also received Lion of the year for 3 terms.

Over the years Lion Dundas served 2 term of Zone Chair A7 and elected as Region Chair 7 for the current term (2007-2008). Lion Dundas also actively participates Youth Exchange Program and Club District training.

Lion Dundas is an active member in his community and he is involved with Mon Sheong Foundation, Carefirst Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation, Tree planting for Town of Richmond Hill and Chinese language school.

Lion Dundas is also involved Chinese inter-club (A-711) communication and projects.

With Humility, He is Proud to Serve.
905 475-002
- Zone Chair 7A Charlie Wang 647 427-9911 / 416 893-5740
- Zone Chair 7B Dr. Mike Sarin LION MICHAEL SARIN MJF is a charter member of Toronto Doctors Lions Club(1988) .He has served as Club Secretary, President and Membership Chair. For District A-711 he served as Extension Chair GMT (2012-14) . In this capacity, Lion Michael was instrumental in starting 3 clubs in District A-711. He is currently serving the second year as Zone Chair,7B and Diabetes Awareness Chair for District A-711.

Lion Michael was co-chair with Lion President Kanta Arora of Toronto Netralya Club for Fundraising Gala in support of Child hood cancer Retinoblastoma Program of Princess Margaret Cancer Program and CNIB in 2010. His efforts were recognised by an award from District A-711 and Lions International. He has been Diabetes Awareness Chair for last 12 years. In collaboration with Canadian Diabetes Association he has served as community outreach volunteer serving on various Expos through the year. Lion Michael received Health Professional of the year award from Canadian Diabetes Association for 2009 and 2015. At the District A-711 convention in April 2108, he was awarded International president’s award for outstanding service to Lions Clubs International.

Lion Michael holds memberships/ fellowship in various national and international organizations which include Royal College of Physicians of U.K , Edinburgh and Canada, College of Chest Physicians (USA), and Diabetes Educator Section of Canadian and American Diabetes Associations.

Lion Michael’s father was personal physician to Mahatma Gandhi and Lion Michael grew in the shadow of Mahatma Gandhi in his first 12 years of childhood.. He comes from family of health professional humanists and his passion has been “TO SERVE” humanity through medicine. Teaching has been Michael’s passion and in his professional life at University of Toronto he has received awards for teaching such as: Fitzgerald Academy Master Teacher of the Year Award (University of Toronto); Arthur Squires for Excellence in teaching Humanistic Medicine (Wellesley Hospital) and Aitkins Award for Individual Teaching (University of Toronto).He was also recipient of Honorary Award Foreign Aid Services: Ammathi Project .(United Nations).

PERSONAL: Lion Michael is married to his sweet heart of 52 years, Marilyn, a RN who works at St .Michael’s Hospital.They have 4 boys(Men now) Tony 51,Jai 49,Kimball47 and Ravi 45.Lion Michael and his wife are avid walkers and they were featured in Toronto Star’s GTA section with a picture of their two German Shepherds on cherry beach on a blustery winter day ( -30C).r />
416 921-7378
Region Chair 25 vacant  
- Zone Chair 25A vacant  
- Zone Chair 25B Mel Dempsey 905 317-4665 / 905 928-9367
Region Chair 32 Ann Stevens 647 377-7985 / 416 985-0266
- Zone Chair 32A Angel Perez 416 748-0210 / 416 728-9805
- Zone Chair 32B Consuelo Julien 647 718-7384
Region Chair 34 Mary Lou Pollock Lion Mary Lou was born in Oshawa and has lived in Brampton for over 25 years, she was introduced to Lions by her parents who both held cabinet positions in A16. Lion Mary Lou has been a lion for over 20 years and is an active member of the Brampton- Bramalea Lions Club. Mary Lou has served in several positions including twice as Club President of the Brampton Lions Club and Zone Chair 34B, currently 1st Vice President of her home club. Mary Lou is the recipient of the Helen Keller Award, Life Member of Camp Dorset, and District Governor Appreciation award.

Mary Lou is District Chair of Special Olympics and with her co-chair Gary MacDonald raised over $15,000 for the Special Olympic Ontario Summer Games held this past summer in Peel. She has volunteered with Special Olympics Healthy Athlete and with Special Olympics Brampton. Her daughter is a coach for Special Olympics and has now joined her daughter to become a Lion in Brampton Bramalea.

Mary Lou graduated from George Brown College as a Power Engineer and is currently employed in Condominium Management. Her hobbies include Scuba Diving travel and Genealogy.
905 792-0644 / 647 271-9505
- Zone Chair 34A vacant  
- Zone Chair 34B Raguhbir Singh 905 846-4695 / 905 454-2636
Region Chair 58 Danny Galicia Lion Danny Galicia was born in the Philippines. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Dental Medicine at Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a practicing dentist back home before he migrated to Canada in 1996. He is currently working at Pro Art Dental Laboratory as Dental Technician Supervisor. He lives in Pickering, Ontario and is happily married to his wife Rowena and blessed with two sons.

Lion Danny Galicia is a member of Quezon City Novaliches Lions Club, District 301-D2 in the Philippines from 1991 before joining Toronto Mabuhay Lions Club in 2010. He served as one year and two years term Director, 2nd VP, Secretary, 1st VP and Club President 2014 - 2015.

He has attended two Lions Club International Conventions, one held in Montreal (1996), and the other held in Toronto (2014). He also attended all District Conventions and numerous District and Region/Zone Meetings. He has also chaired Region 58 2nd Governor's Advisory Committee Meeting (2016).

Lion Danny Galicia was given several awards and recognition from his club for his untiring service to the community and outstanding leadership. He was a volunteer during the International Convention held here in Toronto 2014 as Team leader for Hotel Greeters in Bond Place Hotel.
416 457-1006
- Zone Chair 58A Martin Bowen 289 217-3133 / 416 931-6837
- Zone Chair 58B Ferdinand Coronel 905 446-0203 / 647 868-7805