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Gary Colton Elected District Governor Elect
Long Time Member to Take Top Post
October 30, 2004 --
Lion Gary Colton, a lifelong member of the the Fond du Lac Community
and a 27-year member of the Fond du Lac Evening Lions Club, has just
been elected as district governor at the District 27-B1 Lions
Convention in Manitowoc.
He will begin his term on July 2, 2005 upon
returning from Hong Kong, the site of the 88th International Lions
Convention where he will receive his training and be sworn in to his
new post. Lions Gary is currently serving as Vice District Governor
and is head of the the district's MERLO team, a member leadership
program to develop new Lions members and clubs. MERLO stands for
Membership, Extension, Retention, Leadership and Orientation.
Also elected to a post as a director of the
Wisconsin Lions Foundation, was Lions Tom Clausen. He will begin a
three-year term beginning July 1 as one of the two directors from
district B1. There are 21 directors which comprise the board, two
from each of the 10 districts and one district governor.