Club Leadership

Rev. David Greene

President & Communications Chair

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Lion David joined the club in 2020 and has served in leadership ever since. He has a background in communications and the non-profit world, which makes serving in his current capacity a natural fit. Lion David serves as President as well as continuing his service as Communications Director.

Lydia Osuna

First Vice President & Membership Chair

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Lion Lydia joined the club in 2020 and began her career in Lionism as part of the communications and membership teams. She has a background in the medical world, and she brings that compassion to everything she does. Lion Lydia advanced this year to First Vice President and also serves as our Membership Chair.

Tawana Goodwin

Second Vice President & Education Chair

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Lion Tawana joined the club in 2021 and was an instant presence with our club and community. Her decades of experience in the non-profit world and her relationships in the community made her an absolute no-brainer to join our Board as Second Vice President, where she is also serving as our Safety Officer.

Sue E. Greene

Treasurer & Club Administrator

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Lion Sue joined the club in 2021 with her late husband, and spent six months on the finance and communication teams before being sworn in as treasurer. She has previously served on the board of her local municipal workers union, and has more than 40 years in service using her accounting background. Lion Sue serves this year as our Treasurer, Club Administrator, and LCIF Coordinator

Mattie Thigpen

Secretary & Parliamentarian

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Lion Mattie joined the club in 2020 and instantly lit up many other lions with her passion for service and our community. She has served on the board of several organizations and has a background in the hospitality and customer service field. Lion Mattie serves this year as our Secretary, Lion Tamer, and Parliamentarian.

Tiffani Walker

Director & Service Chair

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Lion Tiffani joined the club in 2021 and instantly hit the ground running. She led or coordinated more than a dozen service projects, which, along with her background in marketing, makes her the natural selection for service chair. Lion Tiffani serves this year as our Service Chair and Programming Director.

Advisors, Coordinators & Liaisons

Childhood Cancer Coordinator

Daniel Lee’s relationships and skills as a lawyer and fundraiser translate into an active, tailor-made perspective that is unparallel. His ability to identify the best opportunities to achieve and succeed makes him well qualified in everything he does.

Diabetes Coordinator

JD Shipley's passion for wellness living led him to open two strength training gyms in the Katy and surrounding area. He specializes in individualized workouts that significantly reduce the impacts and help with managing diabetes and other challenges.

Health Fair Coordinator

Constance Jones deeply believes in supporting her community and has volunteered and served in various professional, civic, and charitable organizations.

Hispanic Outreach Advisor

Estela Yanes has a unique perspective as a key member of her church, and has helped it transition and grow. She has also helped to foster a deeper relationship with the growing Katy Hispanic community.

Hunger Coordinator

Khiva Mackey founded and is the Executive Director of Children Like Loni, a special needs and community outreach organization that specializes in meeting the needs of the community. She also organizes a massive weekly food pantry for the underserved members of our community.

Leo Advisor

Caswell Jones brings his passion for teaching young minds and his vibrant vision for a well-educated populace.

New Communities Outreach Advisor

As a university student at Princeton, Alexandra Lowe is helping to outreach to new communities outside of our traditional area. A "distance Lion," she spearheads service and growth in the New Jersey community.

Vision Coordinator

Latricia Garmond serves professionally in the medical and outreach sphere, including at MD Anderson's Cancer Unit.

Job Descriptions

Officers and Members of the Board of Directors

President ฿

As defined by Lions Clubs International, the President is the chief executive of the club and ensures the overall smooth operation of the club. They appoint chairpersons, plan and conduct meetings, manage club elections, and facilitate collaboration.

First Vice President ฿

The First Vice President is the president's shadow, preparing to become president next year while supporting the club president this year in implementing their goals and being a catalyst for the club's activities.

Second Vice President ฿

The Second Vice President attends all the same meetings that the president and first vice president attend so they are aware of the club's operations, and also oversee committees or special projects as designated by the president.

Treasurer ฿

The Treasurer is the primary signer and responsible person for all club finances and assets. Alongside the secretary, the treasurer receives dues and any other monies coming into the club, and with the authorization of the board, signs and sends all checks from and on behalf of the club. The treasurer reports to the club during each business meeting the financial health of the club, and more frequently as needed to the board.

Secretary ฿

The Secretary records the ongoings of the club and the board in the form of minutes, reports monthly to MyLCI or more frequently as needed, maintains the membership roster, and conducts the quorum call at each meeting that business is to be discussed.

Immediate Past President ฿

The Immediate Past President is an invaluable resource and guide to the president and leadership team. They will frequently serve as an ambassador representing our club to other Lions and Leos groups and the world. They help the president to remain mindful of the needs and perspectives of the club and its members.

Communications Director ฿

The Marketing Communications Chairperson keeps all club activities in the public eye while promoting the club and its service to the community. This is mainly done via the club's social media channels: facebook, twitter, and Instagram, as well as publication to local Nextdoor and relevant newspapers as appropriate.

Membership Chair ฿

The Membership Chairperson works with the club's leadership team and their District-level counterpart to develop and execute membership initiatives designed to maintain and increase our club. They are in charge of orienting and nurturing new members and partnering them with mentoring lions.

Service Chair ฿

The Service Chairperson helps develop service projects and activities, and assist in setting them up for the activity's leaders. They also report the clubs' service and activities to MyLion regularly.

Elected Club Director ฿

Each Club Director serves an overlapping 2-year position, and provides additional leadership and oversight on the Board.

LCIF Coordinator ฿

The LCIF Coordinator collaborates with LCIF and their District counterpart to source and implement grants, as well as share the great work of LCIF. While a financial background is not necessary, the coordinator will also work closely with the treasurer to bring LCIF and non-LCIF grants and humanitarian funds to the club.

Program Coordinator ฿

The Program Coordinator helps enrich our Lions by scheduling speakers to address our club about relevant and worthy topics. This person schedules eleven guest speakers which can include the district governor, zone chairperson, and representatives from the district’s charities.

Lion Tamer

The Lion Tamer is responsible for the banners, stands, and physical "stuff" that the club uses in the course of our meetings and activities.

Safety Officer

Our Safety Officer is responsible for making sure that all locations and spaces that our club uses are free of hazards, and that we can safely serve the community and our Lions. They also make sure that our club meetings are conducted in a safe way, with special consideration made for pandemic-caused situations.

Tail Twister ⭗

The Tail Twister provides comedic relief and promotes joyous harmony within our club and especially at all regular meetings of the club. They conduct good-natured stunts and challenges to members, with the goal of fostering community and the spirit of Lionism.

Advisors, Coordinators, Liaisons, & Committee Positions

Club Administrator

The Club Administrator supports and facilitates the board of directors in their various roles, and also has same-level access as the secretary and president within MyLCI. The Club Administrator ensures that all reporting, including service reporting, happens on a regular basis and is accurate.

Childhood Cancer Coordinator

The Childhood Cancer Coordinator is the primary point person for the Annual Toy Drive benefitting Texas Childrens’ Hospital and other deserving organizations. They also help the Service Chair with developing and rolling out service projects and fundraisers focusing on childhood cancer. They sit on the Service Committee.

Cub Advisor

The Cub Advisor is a new position made available through MyLCI. This position is assigned to clubs who have younger children within their club’s families. These children, known as Lion Cubs, are encouraged and welcomed into service in our community. The Cub Advisor is an individual who enjoys working with children under the age of 8 to help nurture their love of service from a young age. They sit on the Education Committee.

Deputy Communications Director

The Deputy Communications Director is the backup person within the club that has knowledge of all of the technical systems of the club. This person has most if not all of the permissions for our systems, and they can be deputized to assist other Lions with matters at the same degree of authority and access as the Communications Director. They sit on the Membership Committee, Information Technology Committee, and Marketing Communications Committee.

Diabetes Coordinator

The Diabetes Coordinator is the primary point person for all service projects and fundraisers focusing on diabetes, including the Texas Lions Camp, and they help the Service Chair will identifying and rolling out opportunities. They sit on the Service Committee.

Disaster Relief Coordinator

With the increase in unreliable, damaging, extreme weather, the Disaster Relief Coordinator is the direct liaison with the City of Katy and the district's ALERT team, ensuring that prior to, during, and after any community impacting disaster, our club is able to rapidly respond and meet the new challenges and needs of the community.

Environment Coordinator

The Environment Coordinator is the primary point person for all service projects and fundraisers focusing on improving the environment, including recycling and roadside clean-ups. They help the Service Chair in identifying and implementing opportunities. They sit on the Service Committee.

Health Fair Coordinator

The Health Fair Advisor facilitates the club's meeting of the club's Health Fair efforts and initiatives. They are primarily the point of contact for any health fairs that our club participates in or is involved in organizing, and they are the go-to reference on overall health partnerships.

Hispanic Outreach Advisor

The Hispanic Outreach Advisor is tasked with helping the Membership Committee with ensuring that appropriate and equal attention is spent on connecting with the Hispanic Community in Katy. They sit on the Membership Committee.

Hunger Coordinator

The Hunger Coordinator is the primary point person for all service projects and fundraisers focusing on ending hunger, including promoting our collaboration with the Children Like Loni Weekly Food Distribution Pantry. They help the Service Chair in identifying and implementing other service projects and opportunities. They sit on the Service Committee and Education Committee.

Leo Advisor

The Leos Club Advisors works in tandem with the Education Chair to support and facilitate the needs of the Katy Leos Club.

Education Chair (formerly Primary Leo Advisor)

The Education Chair serves as the liaison and mentor to the Katy Leos Club. The primary advisor to the Leos, with the other advisors providing additional support and also being aware of the goings-on of the Leos club. As the club’s primary representative, and as an advisor placed by and on behalf of the club, the Education Chair ensures that the Leos know how to and are running their own meetings, are able to conduct themselves professionally, and that their service journey is getting started positively. Probably one of the most difficult positions, the Leos Advisors and the Education Chair will often not intervene or step in directly, but will instead politely, and usually privately, advise the leos officers on how to do things. Ultimately, though, it is their club and therefore their responsibility to succeed.

New Communities Outreach Advisor

The New Communities Outreach Advisor is tasked with fostering relations with clubs and communities outside of our traditional area of focus. They sit on the Information Technology and Service Committees.

Parliamentarian

The Chairperson of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, they help the Board and members interpret the Constitution and adhere to its rules and procedures.

Peace Poster Coordinator

The Peace Poster Coordinator helps to ensure that our club receives maximum exposure within our community, and that we continue to submit entries to the District level, with the annual Peace Poster Competition. They also work with the Leos advisors to ensure that we have exposure in the school communities.

Scholarships Liaison

The Scholarships Liaison works directly with our scholarship partners to ensure that the scholarships that we have in collaboration with, and in support of the community, are administered efficiently, effectively, and are promoted to the best level possible.

Vision Coordinator

The Vision Coordinator is the primary point person for eye glass collections, vision screening in the schools, and any other vision related service projects and fundraisers. They help the Service Chair in identifying other opportunities for service, and assisting with the rollout and implementation. They sit on the Service Committee and Education Committee.

Past Club Leaders

2022-2023

President Rev. David Greene

1st Vice President Lydia Osuna

2nd Vice President Tawana Goodwin

Secretary Mattie Thigpen

Treasurer Sue E. Greene

Immediate Past Pres. Carol J. Barnett

Communications Director Rev. David Greene

Service Chair Tiffani Walker

Membership Chair Lydia Osuna

2021-2022

President Carol J. Barnett

1st Vice President Rev. David Greene

2nd Vice President Lydia Osuna

Secretary Rev. David Greene

Treasurer Sue E. Greene

Immediate Past Pres. Jeannine Honicker

Communications Director Rev. David Greene

Service Chair Lydia Osuna

Membership Chair Lydia Osuna

2020-2021

President Jeannine Honicker

1st Vice President Carol J. Barnett (February-June)

1st Vice President Cheryl Tyler (July-February)

2nd Vice President Rev. David Greene

Secretary Rev. David Greene

Treasurer Nancy Chesbro

Immediate Past Pres. Carol J. Barnett

Communications Director Rev. David Greene

Membership & Service Chair Jeannine Honicker

2019-2020

President Carol J. Barnett

1st Vice President Jeannine Honicker

2nd Vice President Rev. David Greene (April-June)

2nd Vice President Kathleen Wilkening (July-April)

Secretary Rev. David Greene (April-June)

Secretary Lezine Moundaya (July-April)

Treasurer Nancy Chesbro

Immediate Past Pres. Barbara LeBoff

Communications Director Rev. David Greene

2018-2019

President Barbara LeBoff

1st Vice President Carol J. Barnett

2nd Vice President Jeannine Honicker

Secretary Mark Bishop

Treasurer Nancy Chesbro

Immediate Past Pres. Nancy Chesbro

2017-2018

President Nancy Chesbro

1st Vice President Barbara LeBoff

2nd Vice President Umesh Patel

Secretary Carol J. Barnett

Treasurer Elizabeth Booth

Immediate Past Pres. Alvin Cox

2016-2017

President Alvin Cox

1st Vice President Rev. Jeremiah Hill

2nd Vice President Garrett Nelson

Secretary Nancy Chesbro

Treasurer Janice Sawyer-Jackson

Immediate Past Pres. John Tankersley

2015-2016

President John Tankersley

1st Vice President Alvin Cox

2nd Vice President Steven Furber

Secretary Kathy Gray

Treasurer Janice Sawyer-Jackson

Immediate Past Pres. Diana Au-Thornton

2014-2015

President Diana Au-Thornton

1st Vice President John Tankersley

2nd Vice President Alvin Cox

Secretary Nancy Chesbro

Treasurer Janice Sawyer-Jackson

Immediate Past Pres. Kari McMurray

2013-2014

President Kari McMurray

1st Vice President Diana Au-Thornton

2nd Vice President John Tankersley

Secretary Nancy Chesbro

Treasurer Janice Sawyer-Jackson

Immediate Past Pres. Julia Williams

2012-2013

President Julia Williams

1st Vice President Kari McMurray

2nd Vice President Alvin Cox

Secretary Nancy Chesbro

Treasurer Kari McMurray

Immediate Past Pres. Alvin Cox

2011-2012

President Alvin Cox

1st Vice President Julia Williams

2nd Vice President Kari McMurray

Secretary Nancy Chesbro

Treasurer Daniel Baut

Immediate Past Pres. Bryan Lavers

2010-2011

President Bryan Lavers

1st Vice President Alvin Cox

2nd Vice President Julia Williams

Secretary Julia Williams

Treasurer Kari McMurray

Immediate Past Pres. Wallace Franklin Jr.

2009-2010

President Wallace Franklin Jr.

1st Vice President Bryan Lavers

2nd Vice President Alvin Cox

Secretary Julia Williams

Treasurer Kari McMurray

Immediate Past Pres. Elaine Montgomery

2008-2009

President Elaine Montgomery

1st Vice President Wallace Franklin Jr.

2nd Vice President Bryan Lavers

Secretary Julia Williams

Treasurer Bryan Lavers

Immediate Past Pres. Alvin Cox

2007-2008

President Elaine Montgomery

1st Vice President Wallace Franklin Jr.

2nd Vice President Bryan Lavers

Secretary Ross McDow

Treasurer Bryan Lavers

Immediate Past Pres. Alvin Cox

2006-2007

President Alvin Cox

1st Vice President Elaine Montgomery

2nd Vice President Wallace Franklin Jr.

Secretary Ben Torrance III

Treasurer Richard Green

Immediate Past Pres. Leslie Sturm

2005-2006

President Leslie Sturm

1st Vice President Alvin Cox

2nd Vice President Elaine Montgomery

Secretary Ben Torrance III

Treasurer Richard Green

Immediate Past Pres. Gerrit Jan Schepman

2004-2005

President Gerrit Jan Schepman

1st Vice President Leslie Sturm

2nd Vice President Alvin Cox

Secretary Ben Torrance III

Treasurer Richard Green

Immediate Past Pres. Boyd Baker

2003-2004

President Boyd Baker

Secretary Richard Green

Treasurer Richard Green

2002-2003

President Boyd Baker

Secretary Richard Green

Treasurer Richard Green