Committee chairs



District Governor 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
1st VDG Jeffrey Friedman Lion Jeffrey became a Lion in May of 2006. Since joining Lions Clubs International he has held many positions in his club including serving as President for 3 terms. He has been heavily involved in helping with the running and promotion of the Mississauga Central Lions Club and it largest fundraiser the “Lions Farmers Market” via social media.

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 Chairperson for Zone 6A, and twice as Region 6 Chairperson.

He served on the Global Membership Team for 4 years and co-ordinated a Lions Awareness booths the Canadian National Exhibition, the Mississauga Carassauga Festival of Cultures, and the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga between 2013 and 2016 to promote Lionism.

Lion Jeffrey 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. He championed development of which now makes it easier for the public to find eyeglasses collection points. He currently is working to identify participating clubs across Canada so he may add their locations to that website.

Lion Jeff is a Certified Guiding Lion and has attended five USA/Canada Leadership Forums. In 2009 he was a speaker at the Memphis forum.

He is a Club Excellence Process (now Club Quality Initiative) Facilitator and has completed 6 Club processes.

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

Jeffrey is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and a Helen Keller Fellow.

Lion Jeff has received three International President Recognitions and he has received Certificates of Appreciation or Achievement from six of our last seven 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 38 years and they have 3 married sons and 5 grandchildren.
905 507-2438
2nd 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
Cabinet Secretary 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 Treasurer Wayne Hoey Lion Wayne has been a member of the Weston Lions Club since 1985 with perfect attendance. He has been his club’s General Treasurer, Vice President and was President in 1990/91, 1997/98 and in 2016/17. Throughout his membership in the Weston Lions Club, Lion Wayne has initiated many successful fund raising activities, earning him the well-deserved name of “GUNG-HO” Hoey!

In the District, Lion Wayne has served as Zone Chairman, Region Chairman, Vice Governor and Governor in 1996/97. He has also been Cabinet Treasurer eight times. He has served on numerous committees as well as being Walk-A-Dog-A-Thon Chairman two years in a row, Effective Speaking Chair twice, Can-Am Chair, Convention Chair, District Directory Chair numerous times, District Reporter, Membership Chair and the Guiding Lion for the Toronto Korean Lions Club and the Halton K9 lions Club.

In MD”A” he has been the District Contest Chair, the Lion Magazine Chair and the MD’A’ Secretary.

He has attended many Conventions, Forums and District events over the years. He has received several Club and Governor Awards and was honoured with an International President’s Leadership Award in 1990, and a International President’s Medal Award in 2007. He has received numerous International President’s Appreciation Awards and has received a Melvin Jones Award.

Lion Wayne is married to Judy who is a most enthusiastic supporter and participant in Lion’s activities. They have a 33-year-old son named Christopher.

Lion Wayne is a retired Auditor from the City of Toronto which he had worked for the City of Toronto for 35 years. He had earned his C.F.E. and was a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Lion Wayne has always been active in sporting and social activities. He loves golf, hockey and playing pool.
416 251-1033 / 416 444-1141
IPDG Bill Willcocks Lion Bill has been a member for thirty years becoming a Charter member of the Scarborough Cedarbrae Lions Club in 1987. Club later amalgamated with Scarborough Golden Mile to become Scarborough Cedarbrae Golden Mile.

* Melvin Jones Fellow
* Club Excellence Process Facilitator
* Lions Quest Trainer
* Graduate of Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (Calgary)

Past Lion Positions
* Multiple years of zone, region chair.
* Cabinet Secretary A7 1999/2000
* Vice District Governor A7 2000/2001
* Effective Speaking Contest Chair 2011-2012 2012-2013, 2013-2014
* Youth opportunities Chair 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
* Youth Exchange Chair 2012-2013 2013-2014
* President of club for 3 terms, 1987/1988, 1988/1989, 2013-2014
* Past Guiding Lion

Lion Bill retired from Loblaw Groceries Ltd. in January 2008 after holding management positions as Store Manager, Manager of Employee Training and Development, Safety Manager and at time of retirement was Safety Specialist for Loblaw Companies in Ontario.

Lion Bill is married to Diane for thirty-seven years and has a son and four daughters. Lion Bill has 7 grandchildren, two boys and five girls.

Lion Bill has many interests, including photography and computers.
905 294-9166 / 416 859-7333
Region Chair 6 Bob Caster Toronto born, Lion for over 20yrs. Happily married to Janice for over 40yrs. We have 2 children who are avid Lions volunteers and 3 beautiful granddaughters.

I have been president, secretary, treasurer of the Oakville Trafalgar Lions Club and Zone Chair way back when PDG Bill Speck was Region Chair.

I own and run a small business with my wife in Oakville where we have lived for the past 27 years.
905 338-3839 / 905 609-2999
- Zone Chair 6A Del Palileo Lion Del was a Charter Member of the Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club in 1983. He has served as Club President for six terms and held the position of club secretary for over ten years.

He served as Region Chair of Region 6, as well as, Zone Chair 6A, Region 6 (Former District A-11). He served as Club Efficiency Contest Chair of District A-711 in 2012- 2015. He received the club’s Lion of the Year award in 1994 and the recipient of Melvin Jones, Judge Brian Stevenson and Helen Keller Fellowship Awards.

He is a Certified Guiding Lion and has attended Lions International Conventions, Multiple Districts and Districts Conventions.

He graduated with B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of the Philippines (1962) and currently retired.

Lion Del has been active in the community and has served as President of various organizations: Federation of Filipino Canadians of Brampton, Filipino Athletic Association of Brampton (FAAB), Silayan Community Centre, Tahanan non-Profit Homes and currently member of the Board of Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre and Brampton Multi-cultural Center.

He is married to Lion Marilyn for 45 years and blessed with three children and four grand children.
905 791-9428 / 416 708-9428
- Zone Chair 6B Jim O'Breza Jim O'Breza
Lion Jim O'Breza
905 561-2521 / 905 512-1374
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 has been a lion for last 20 years. He has previously served as Club president for 3 terms and for last two terms has served as club secretary. Under leadership of PDG. Lion Bill Allison Lion Michael served as extension chair GMT( 2012-14). In this capacity, Lion Michael was instrumental in starting 3 clubs in District A-711.Lion Michael is Certified Guiding Lion (CGL) and Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF).

Lion Michael was co-chair with Lion Kanta Arora of Toronto Netralya Club for Fundraising Gala in support of 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 10 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.

Lion Michael holds memberships/ fellowship in various national and international organizations which include Royal College of Physicians of U.K and 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 his first 12 years of childhood in the shadow of Mahatma Gandhi. 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).

Lion Michael has interest in mental health and has been a member of the team developing quality outcome indicators for mental illnesses.

PERSONAL: Lion Michael is married to his sweet heart of 51 years, Marilyn, a RN who works at St.Michael’s Hospital and they have 4 boys(Men now) Tony 51,Jai 49,Kimball47 and Ravi 45.Lion Michael and his wife are avid walkers and last winter they made Toronto Star’s GTA section with a picture of their two German Shepherds on cherry beach on a blustery winter day ( -30C).
416 921-7378
Region Chair 25 Rick Mallon Lion Rick has been a proud member of the Dundas Lions since 1979. He was president in 85-86, Zone chair 25 east in 86-87,Deputy district governor 87-88,88-89, cabinet chair-effective speaking 89-90. He was vice chair of the MDA convention in 1991 in Hamilton. He just completed second term as president in 2014. Lion Rick is a life member of the LFC and was awarded a Melvin Jones Award by his club in 1991. Lion Rick Is married to Elaine and has two university age sons.
905 627-5985
- Zone Chair 25A Bob Lanktree Lion Bob has been married to Marie for 56 years. They have two sons, Robert and James and they have four grandchildren. His hobby is woodworking.

Bob is a Charter Member of the Freelton Lions Club. He has held the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and President, and from 2001 to the present he has been on the Lions Villa Board.

Bob is a recipient of a Melvin Jones Award and a Helen Keller Award.
905 659-1021
- Zone Chair 25B Jim Cook Lion Jim Cook was born in Oshawa, with his early years spent in Orillia. He was educated in Toronto, and he has over 50 years experience in customer service with the airline and motel industries.

Lions Jim and Theresa (Teri) joined the Freelton Lions Club in 2010, and he was appointed Co-chair for their Ice Pad project. This was completed in December 2016 to the delight of the community.

He was Vice President for 2012/2013, and he received the Club Excellence Award as Club President for the 2013/2014 Lion Year. He has been on the Board of Directors for the Freelton Lions Villa, a senior’s apartment complex, from 2013 to the present. For the 2016/2017 lion year he served as Zone Chair for 25 B, and for the 2017/2018 year he is serving as Freelton’s First Vice-President as well as the Zone Chair for 25B.

He and his wife, Lion Teri, have been married for 53 years, and are very proud of their 2 sons, Gord and Steve, and their 4 grandchildren, Rachel, Megan, Jared and Blake.
905 659-0055
Region Chair 32 Jay Haddad Jay Haddad Joined the Etobicoke-Queensway Lions Club 15 years ago as the Director of Camp Bellaleo (now Camp Nokomis); this camp was rated the best camp in Canada two years in a row. I have just finished 24 years as the Senior Director of Camp Nokomis on Belwood Lake, outside Fergus, Ontario.

Professor of Psychology for 31 years at Humber College, was the President of the Ontario Camps Association, President and Fellow of the Society of Camp Directors, and an Honorary Life Member of the Ontario Camps Association. Received the Canadian Camping Association's Award of Honour "for meritorious service to children's camping in Canada", and the Lloyd Raknor Award at Humber Valley United Church for 22 years as the Cub Akela serving youth through Christian Education.

Etobicoke-Queensway Lions sponsor several children every summer to attend Camp Nokomis and we have a long waiting list and appreciate all the Lions' support.
416 767-4120 / 416 436-5072
- Zone Chair 32A Sarina Bowen My name is Sarina Bowen and I have been a member of the Etobicoke Queensway Lions Club for over 10 years. For many years I have been the Event Chair for Camp Bellaleo/Camp Nokomis serving both Lakeshore Lions and Queensway Lions in being able to sponsor hundreds of children to go to summer camp. As a Lions member I have volunteered in walks for schizophrenia, Chili feasts, bowling fundraisers and dances to support the several causes our Lions club served. 416 769-5630 / 416 948-0614
- Zone Chair 32B Sandy Heeralal-Judhan Lion Sandy joined Lionism in 2000. She graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Not only is she an educator with the Toronto District School Board; she is a proud mother of three wonderful children. Mark and Brian are her sons and Natasha is her daughter.

Lions Foundation of Canada granted Lion Sandy Life Membership in 2007. She has been a Past President of the York Lions Club from 2012-2013. Lion Sandy is a recipient of the Judge Brian Stevenson’s Award for her contributions to Lionism. Lion Sandy has also earned the International President’s Membership Award for 2011-2012. In 2013-2014, she was the co-chair for District A7-11 Youth Exchange Program. In 2014-2015 she held the position as Zone Chair in 7B. Lion Sandy received the District Governor’s Certificate of Appreciation for her invaluable service and cooperation in 2014-2015. Presently, she is serving her second term as the District’s Cultural and Community Activities Chair, District A7-11 Youth Exchange Program Chair and also holds the position as Region Chair for Region 7. She is a proud member of the Toronto Centennial Lions Club.

Lion Sandy is an active member in her community. She is involved with Creating Global Citizens. This organization provides youth an opportunity to empower themselves and others in various communities. They are engaged in finding solutions that contribute to healthy, sustainable living, both locally and internationally. Their focus is on the Eight Millennium Development Goals mandated by the United Nations. One of their top priorities is the achievement of Universal Primary Education another is Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger.

She is also involved in educational projects and events that foster the bridging of cultures in our communities. Lion Sandy is instrumental in partnering with other clubs to deliver services and support that are desperately needed in some First Nations communities.

With Humility, She is Proud to Serve
416 534-9189 / 647 628-8300
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 Stan Bryan Lion Stan Bryan is in his 15th year serving as a Lion, he is currently the President of the Huttonville Lions Club, Zone Chair for region 34B, a position he has served in several times, and is the District Officer for A711 Lions Services for Children.

Lion Stan is a proud life member of Camp Dorset and the Lions Foundation.

Prior to his retirement Stan was the National Health and Safety Manager for Relamping Services specializing in commercial lighting and he is still very active in the electrical field.

Lion Stan has 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.
905 843-9197
- Zone Chair 34B Yves Drouin Lion Yves has been a lion for over 23 years. He worked on the Sight First One Program and has served as Zone Chair as well as the President of his club. He served as the charter Treasurer of the Brampton Village Lions Club.

He gathers fellows lions together annually for the Brampton Village Lions as the chairman of their golf tournament . He has served the District for two terms and is still the Chairperson for A711 of Camp Dorset.

He is a life member of both Lions Foundation of Canada as well as Camp Dorset and is a committee member of the VIP Lions Car Rally.

He still found time to Chair the Lions CNE Baseball Tournament Snack Bar for the last two years.

Yves is still a dedicated lion and willing to serve his fellow lions of A34 this year.
416 931-0419
Region Chair 58 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
- Zone Chair 58A 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 58B Alex Castro Sr. Lion Alex Castro, Sr. is a Charter member and 1st Vice-President of The Toronto Maharlika Lions Club LY 2017-2018. Up to the present, I am very much active in the programs of Lionism.

The year was 1994 when I was attracted to the activities of the organization. As a former member of the Toronto Golden Vision Lions Club, I have involved myself in various projects of the club by holding chairmanship and elective positions. To name a few: President LY 1998-99 and LY 2007-08; Club Director and concurrent Leo Club Advisor in LY 2000-2001; and Club Secretary in LY 2002-2003/2012-2013/2013-2014.

Held position in the District Level as Leo Club Chairman LY 2000-2001; USA/Canada Forum LY 2005-2006 and member of the Community Awareness Display Units (MERL) team, Zone Chairperson, region 58, Zone 58B LY 2013-2014 and currently hold the position of Region 58 Chairperson.

In the practice of Civic Leadership and Service, it is a must that involvement and dedication must be given due importance, thus a part of our time, few of our resources, family support and understanding must be taken into consideration.

Attended the 79th International Convention in Montreal, Quebec.
Attended the 97th International Convention in Toronto, Ontario.
Attended the 100th International Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Awards & Distinction:
• 100% President Excellence Award (LY 1998-99)
• Extension Award Certificate for Leo Club Sponsorship (LY 1999-2000)
• 2 Member Key Awards
• Membership Advancement Pin
• Melvin Jones Fellow (LY 2007-08)
• Extension Award Certificate (LY 2013-2014)
• Zone Chairperson Outstanding Service (LY 2013-2014)
• Extension Award Certificate for chartering 1 Lions Club (LY 2015-2016)
647 880-9536