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PID Jerry Smith
International Director 2009-2011

Jerry Smith, from Wauseon, Ohio, was elected to serve a two year term as a director of the International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 92nd International Convention, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 6-10, 2009.

Past Director Smith is a retired superintendent of schools.

A member of the Wauseon Lions Club and a Lion since 1984, he has held many offices with the association, including club president, region chair, zone chair, membership chair, district governor, and multiple district 13 GMT coordinator. He also served as vice chairperson of the 2006 USA/Canada Leadership Forum Host Committee.

In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards including a 100% Club President Award, Council of Governor's Award of Merit, Lion of the Year Award, W.R. "Dick" Bryan Fellow Award, five International President Certificates of Appreciation, an International President's Medal, and an Presisident's Leadership Medal. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lions activaties, Past Director Smith is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He has been a member of the Buckeye Association of School Administration and the Ohio Association of Local School Superintendents.

Past Director Smith and his wife, Judy, also a Lion and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have one daughter, two sons, and ten grandchildren.