Third District County Supervisor Dave Roberts was installed by Lions Clubs International Past President Joe Preston as the new Southern California District Governor on Sunday, July 10, before an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Hotel.
His district encompasses sixty-two Lions Clubs in San Diego and Imperial counties. Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 and is preparing to celebrate its centennial anniversary.
As the world’s largest service organization, it has over 1.4 million members worldwide. San Diego Downtown Lions Club was founded in 1922 and is the oldest of 62 clubs operating in this region.
Governor Roberts joined Lions in 2009 as Charter President of the Del Mar/Solana Beach Lions Club, having been recruited by members of the Encinitas Lions Club, and he then helped charter the Live Well San Diego Lions Club.
He rapidly advanced through the ranks as Zone Chair, Region Chair, Lions State of California Long Range Planning Committee Chair, 2nd Vice District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor and now as District Governor. You can learn about Lions at www.e-district.org/sites/4l6/.
Governor Roberts’s theme for the year is Seize the Day and he plans to host the next district-wide meeting at the Braille Institute in University Town Centre on August 27 at 10 a.m.