Lion Gary Meyers is a member in good standing of the Lena Lions Club since 1998. He has served as Director, Third, Second and First Vice Presidents. Gary served as President 2007-2008 receiving 100% President Award. He has received perfect club attendance for each club year. Gary received District Governors Appreciation Award, International Presidents Award for Leadership and one for Service, an Illinois Foundation Fellows and Melvin Jones Fellow awards. He served as District 1-D Zone Chairperson for 3 years, as Peace Poster Chairperson for 4 years and Hearing Services/Deaf Activities and Hearing and Speech Action. Gary has attended District Conventions, State Conventions, Advanced Lions Leadership Institute and several USA/Canada Forum.
Lion Gary has been married to Lion Marcia for 45 years. They have four children, Lynn, Laurie, Brenda and Michael – along with five grandchildren – ages 1 ½ to 17 years. Daughter, Lion Lynn is GLT Coordinator in District 1-D. Gary and Marcia are active in the Martintown Community Church, where Gary served on the board of trustees. They both also have served as volunteers on a local crisis telephone line. They are both first generation Lions. Gary and Marcia have gone on three medical mission trips to Honduras. Lion Gary recently participated in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics and has chosen Special Olympics as his governor’s project.