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District 31A Lions Clubs of North Carolina

dave titusVice District Governor I • David Titus

Lion Dave transferred to the Shelby Lions Club in April, 2009. He was previously a member of the Fairport Lions Club in Fairport, NY. While in the Fairport Lions Club, he served on the Board of Directors, served as Vice President, and served as Chairperson of the Canal Days Food Concession Committee. Since transferring to the Shelby Lions Club, Lion Dave has served on the Board of Directors, served as Vice President and served as Club President. He serves on several committees including the Commodities Distribution Committee, the Hearing & Blind Conservation Committee, the White Cane Committee, and the Community Service Projects Planning Committee. He is currently serv-ing as Membership Chairperson for the Shelby Club. Lion Dave served as D31A Zone 11 Chairperson in 2011–2012.

Additionally, Lion Dave serves on the Board of Directors at Lions Senior Village and is a member of Shelby Presbyterian Church.

Lion Dave is a recipient of the 2011 Shelby Lion of the Year and the 2007 Robert Uplinger Distinguished Service Award (New York’s equivalent to the Jack Stickley Award). 2012 Jack Stickley Fellow and Melvin Jones Fellow.

Lion Dave received his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY many years ago. He retired from Xerox Corporation after a 28 year career, mostly in Rochester, NY and then started an independent consulting business where he helped clients implement computer software systems.

He has been married to Lori for 45 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Lion Dave enjoys golfing, travelling, and spending time with family.


debbie hicks vice district governorVice District Governor II • Debbie Hicks

Lion Debbie has been a Lion of the Etowah Lions Club since 2004. Her sponsor was Lion DC Cantrell. She was the first female inducted into the club. Offices held in the club have been, President 2006-2007, Tail Twister, Director, Secretary 2011-13. Committee’s she has chaired and currently serving are Newsletter Editor 2005 until today, Zone Chair, District Membership Chair, Served on the GMT, District Fall Convention Ad Layout Chair, and District Newsletter Editor. Lion Debbie has been a main contributor to the pictures of the District and distributes them out via electronic means so that all are able to enjoy them.

Lion Debbie has earned the International Leadership medal, Presidents Excellence Award, Presidents Certificate of Appreciation, Lion of the Year for District 31A, Lion of the Year from the Etowah Lions Club, Melvin Jones Fellow, Jack Stickley Fellow, William L. Woolard Partner in services Friend Level and a membership key award for sponsoring three or more Lions. She is also an Advanced Lions Leadership Institute Graduate. Prior to becoming a Lion, Debbie worked with her husband Lion Will Hicks, DG in their own business. Both are retired from the United States Air Force. Currently she is the Manager of the fundraising arm of her club Etowah Lions Services, Inc a trash service.

Lion Debbie became a member of the Etowah Lions Club to become involved in her community. What she has learned over the years is that Community has a far reaching definition and is delighted to serve within the Lions Community worldwide. She has become involved in the District project Western North Carolina Lions Inc, and serves as commit-tee chair of Marketing and Volunteers. Becoming involved outside of the club boundaries has broadened the knowledge of Lionism and what role we play not only within the community but in our neighboring community as well.

Lion Debbie is a certified Guiding Lion and helped to start a new morning business club in the neighboring town of Mills River. This club has met its challenges and continues to grow and involve themselves in the mission of serving the sight impaired.

Lion Debbie’s “Partner in Service” is DG Lion Will Hicks. Together they serve as a team throughout the club, district and state. They live in Etowah, North Carolina. In their spare time they enjoy the RC Aircraft and Amateur Radio Hobbies. They volunteer their time between two RC Flying clubs and travel throughout Western North Carolina as test administrators for the Amateur Radio Club in Asheville. They have between the two of them four Children and six grandchildren one niece and one grand nephew. Due to distances of family the Hicks’ consider their Lions relationships “family”.


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