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This award may be presented annually at the Lions of Alabama, Multiple District 34 Annual Convention in honor of Aubrey D. Green, Past President of The International Association of Lions Clubs.  This award is presented to a non-Lion citizen of Alabama or a person who is a native of Alabama who has made a significant contribution to a better community, state and nation through their personal business or professional life under criteria developed by the Multiple District Council of Governors.  The recipient is selected by a committee appointed by the Multiple District Council of Governors.  Nominees may be proposed by local Lions Clubs, District Governors, Committee Members, or individual Lions.  Two or more nominations must be received for presentation of this award.

Some of the award recipients: Ralph “Shug” Jordan,  Senator Jim Allen,  John Sparkman,  Charlie Boswell,  Dr. Alston Callahan, Dempsey Boyd,  Paul “Bear” Bryant,  John M. Harbert III,  Dr. William R. Lucas,  Dr. John W. Kirklin,  “Alabama”,  Joseph A. Colquitt,  Congressman Tom Bevill,  Jim Wilson, Jr.,  Joseph S. Bruno,  John F. Croyle, Chester Freeman, Dr. Buris Boshell,  George Wallace,  Eugene C. “Gene” Stallings,  Mayor Emory Folmar,  Dr. Frederick P. Whiddeon,  Senator Howell Heflin,  Mrs. Sheri Mills,  Steve James,  Dr. Sam Eichol,


2013-14        Dr. Rod Nowakowski

2014-15        Dr. Christopher La Ganke

2016-17        Coach Sarah Patterson

2017-18        Mr. Jimmy Wright

2018-19        Dr. Bill Goetter

2019-20        Christopher W. Wood

2020-21        Steve Hardwick

2021-22        Mary Kathryn Hope Carlton

2022-23        Stephanie Bryan


This award may be presented annually in honor Tom C. Jones and his service as a Past International Director of our Association to a Lion who has demonstrated loyal and devoted service and/or other criteria developed by the Multiple District Council of Governors. The recipient of this award is selected by a committee appointed by the Multiple District Council of Governors. The District Lion of the Year Award recipients from each District of Multiple District 34 are automatically nominated for selection. Two or more nominations must be received for presentation of this award.


1981-82        PDG Frank Sims

1982-83        PDG Murray Sanders

1983-84        PDG Dr. Andrew Hosien

1984-85        PDG Joseph Colquitt

1985-86        PDG William Ray Belew

1986-87        Lion Billy Rau

1987-88        PDG James Goodwin

1988-89        Lion John M. “Mo” Ballew

1989-90        PDG Victor D. McCarley

1990-91        R. G. Cook

1991-92        PDG William Tisdale

1992-93        Dawson Christian

1993-94        Edris Hawthorne

1994-95        James L. Livingston

1995-96        J. C. Elsberry

1996-97        William C. Tisdale


2013-14        Gloria Williams

2014-15        Allen Neal

2015-16        Pedro M. Pino,Sr

2016-17        Iris Ethridge

2017-18        PDG John Tuten


2020-21       PDG Pedro Pino, Sr.


 In honor of Roderick Beddow,Sr. – Past President of The International Association of Lions Clubs, this award may be presented annually to the Lions Club who, in the opinion of a committee appointed by the Multiple District Council of Governors, has most distinguished themselves in service and the promotion of Lionism and/or other criteria developed by the Multiple District Council of Governors.  The District Outstanding Club Award recipients from each District of Multiple District 34 are automatically nominated for selection.  Two or more nominations must be received for presentation of this award.


1971-72        Hanceville

1972-73        Enterprise

1973-74        Tuscumbia

1974-75        Cullman

1975-76        East Gadsden

1976-77        Jasper

1977-78        Holly Pond

1978-79        Florence Downtown

1979-80        Enterprise

1980-81        Opelika

1981-82        Hokes Bluff

1982-83        Hokes Bluff

1983-84        Selma

1984-85        Enterprise

1985-86        Cullman

1986-87        Killen

1987-88        Cullman

1988-89        Snead

1989-90        Cullman

1990-91        Vestavia

1991-92        Phenix City Russell

1992-93        Northport

1993-94        Daleville

1994-95        Birmingham

1995-96        Birmingham


2012-13        Prattville


2014-15        Cullman Community

2016-17        Enterprise

2017-18        Anniston


2020-21        Margaret Lions Club


This award, presented annually in honor of William C. Chandler, Past President of The International Association of Lions Clubs, is a statistical award to recognize club membership growth.  There are three awards, with one to the club with the highest percentage gain with a beginning membership of nineteen or less, one with the highest percentage membership gain with a beginning membership of twenty to a closing membership of forty-nine, and one with the highest percentage gain with a beginning membership of fifty or more.  The award is given on the basis of beginning membership as of July 1 and closing membership as of June 30 as shown on the Membership Register of Lions Clubs International.

1980-81        Adamsville

1981-82        Muscle Shoals

1982-83        Montgomery

1983-84        Northport

1984-85        Adamsville

1985-86        Moulton

1985-86        Tuscumbia

1986-87        Enterprise

1987-88        Snead

1988-89        Snead

1989-90        Ashford

1990-91        Orange Beach

1991-92        Phenix City Russell


                     1-19 Members                       20-49 Members                     50+ Members

1992-93        Uniontown                             Navoo                                    East Walker

1993-94        Boldo                                      Dothan Wiregrass                Forestdale

1994-95        Jackson                                  Daleville                                 Killen

1995-96        Tuscumbia                            Fort Payne                             Mobile

1996-97        Cahaba Valley                      Trussville                                Enterprise


2013-14        Town Creek                           Daleville                                 Athens

2014-15        Huntsville – Von Braun     Gulf Shores                            Saraland

2015-16        Leeds                                      Talladega                               Enterprise

2016-17        Orange Beach                       New Hope                              Athens

2017-18        Hoover                                  Headland                               Athens

2018-19        Leeds Lions Club                Elba Lions Club                    Gulf Shores Lions


2020-21        Margaret Lions Club              Fort Payne Lions Club           Cullman Lions Club


2022-23        Rainsville                               Ashford                                  Huntsville Von Braun



Lion Terrance Ackley                        2017-2018

PCC L. Jerry Bonner                        2001-2002

PDG Jerry Caudle                            2014-2015

Lion Chester Freeman                      2001-2002

PDG Charles Henke                         2001-2002

PDG Donald Jarrells                         2001-2002, 2016-2017

PDG Jesse Johnson, Jr.                   2001-2002

DG Mechele Mosley                         2022-2023

DG Glenda Moxley                           2013-2014

PCC Ron Seybold                            2011-2012, 2016-2017, 2022-2023

PID Jerome Thompson                    2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2018-2019, 2019-2020

PDG John R. Tuten                          2017-2018

PDG Jim Walker                               2001-2002

PDG Wallace C. Weaver                  2001-2002



Lion James Askew                            2019-2020

PCC Vernon Barker                          2008-2009

PCC Floyd “Bubba” Bingham         2020-2021

PID Lowell Bonds                             2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2011-2012, 2017-2018

PCC Richard Booth                          2002-2003

Lion Craigger Browne                     2017-2018

Lion Ted A. Galloway                        2001-2002

PCC Bruce C. Gragg                        2004-2005


PDG Anna M. Hathcock                    2013-2014

PCC Ray Hathcock                           2001-2002

PCC George Head                            2020-2021

PCC Melvin J. Murphree                   2010-2011

PDG Dianna L. Smith                        2001-2002



PID Yamandu Acosta                         2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2011-2012

Lion Charles Anderson                      2003-2004

PID William Chandler                         2000-2001, 2001-2002

PCC William H. Filmore                     2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2008-2009, 2011-2012

CC Bud Gideon                                  2022-2023

PIP Aubrey D. Green                          2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2006-2007

PDG David T. Hatcher, Sr.                  2001-2002

PDG Ron Mitchell                               2015-2016

PIP J. Frank Moore, III                      2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013

2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020

PCC Richard Reed                            2001-2002

PCC Dora Hartsock                           2018-2019

Lion Kew Taybi                                  2009-2010



Lion Terrance Ackley                        2003-2004

PDG William Bagley                         2013-2014

Lion Tim Carter                                 2019-2020

Lion William H. Coleman                  2018-2019

Lion Steve Dodd                               2017-2018

Lion Phyllis J. Edminister                  2004-2005

PCC Kenneth G. Gray                      2001-2002

PCC Robert L. Lovelace                   2010-2011

DG Mechele Mosley                         2020-2021

PCC Julia A. Pacheco                       2012-2013

PDG Joseph S. Powell                      2010-2011

PDG Sara J. Provines                       2019-2020

PCC Vernon Provines                       2003-2004

PID Jerome Thompson                     2002-2003, 2010-2011

Lion Dr. Craig K. Thorstad                2003-2004



PCC Vernon Barker                          2003-2004

PCC Floyd “Bubba” Bingham           2022-2023

PCC Richard Booth                          2001-2002

PDG Robert P. Bynon                      2012-2013

Lion Danny Carter                            2001-2002

1st VDG Brenda Elliott                      2017-2018

PDG Anna M. Hathcock                    2008-2009


Lion Kathy Hayman                           2001-2002

PCC George Head                            2011-2012

PDG Max Herzel                               2001-2002

PDG Pedro M. Pino, Sr.                    2015-2016

PDG Judy Pritchett                           2013-2014

PCC Murray C. Sanders                   2007-2008

Lion Sharon Shaw                            2001-2002

PDG Donald E. Smith                       2002-2003

Lion Phillip Sparks                            2009-2010

PDG Bill M. Spaulding                      2000-2001

Lion Tracy Thompson                       2020-2021

Lion Thomas Yates, Jr.                     2011-2012



PDG Carl Berry                                2003-2004

PDG Yvonne Burroughs                   2019-2020

PDG Anthony J. Camerio                 2003-2004

PDG William H. Clarke                     2008-2009

Lion Graham Cook                           2005-2006

Lion Patty Helton Davis                    2017-2018

PCC William H. Filmore                    2006-2007, 2010-2011

PDG Gordon Gary                            2011-2012

Lion David Kahn                               2003-2004

Lion James Maloy                            2003-2004

Lion Don F. McClendon                    2001-2002

PDG Ron Mitchell                             2011-2012


Lion Leonard Rich                            2001-2002

Lion Kew Taybi                                 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2011-2012

PDG Claudia Wigglesworth             2018-2019



PID Jerome Thompson                   2016-2017

PCC Ron Seybold                             2020-2021

PCC Jerry Bonner                             2020-2021



PID Lowell Bonds                              2001-2002

PCC Richard Booth                           2004-2005

PCC William C. Tisdale                     2001-2002



PID Yamandu Acosta                         2001-2002

PCC William H. Filmore                     2001-2002



Lion Tom Bevill                                  2004-2005



Lion Robert Bright                             2003-2004



Lion Larry D. Dixon                           2003-2004