Club Leadership

Rev. David Greene
President & Communications Director
liondavid@katylions.org
713.714.6789 x3

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.

Lydia Osuna
Vice President & Membership Chair
lionlydia@katylions.org
713.714.6789

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.

Tawana Goodwin
Vice President & Education Chair
liontawana@katylions.org
713.714.6789 x6

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.

Sue E. Greene
Treasurer & Club Administrator
lionsue@katylions.org
713.714.6789 x5

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.

Mattie Thigpen
Secretary & Parliamentarian
lionmattie@katylions.org
713.714.6789

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.

Angela S. Goad
Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer
lionangela@katylions.org
713.714.6789 x4

Angela joined the world of Lionism in May 2022 and quickly made her mark within the Katy Lions. Her unique life experiences and background lend her to be eminently qualified to serve as our organization's safety officer. In this role, she will help to ensure that all of our meetings, activities, and indeed our entire organization is a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space and place for all.

Advisors, Coordinators & Liaisons

Service Committee

The Service Team assists in developing service goals and action plans, identifying potential projects, guiding project planning and implementation and involving club members in meaningful service. Coordinates and ensures the effective leadership of service projects relating to the global service framework by supporting leads assigned to each club service initiative.

This team is made up of the Service Chair, Toy Drive Lead, Lions Contests Lead, Lion Tamer, Vision Screening Lead, Food Drives Lead, Recycling Lead, Life Saving & Quality Lead, and the Physical Fitness Lead.


Service Chair

Daniel Lee
Toy Drive

David Greene
Lions Contests

Angela Goad
Lion Tamer

Tricia Garmond
Vision Screening

Khiva Mackey
Food Drives

Sue Greene
Recycling

Fauska Bashabe
Life Saving & Quality

JD Shipley
Physical Fitness

Membership Committee

The Membership Team ensures membership growth by reaching new markets, actively recruiting members and ensuring member satisfaction. This committee also verifies the qualifications of potential members who are considered by the club’s Board of Directors and noted in item Article III, section 2, of the Club Constitution.

This team is made of of the Membership Chair, Hispanic Outreach Lead, Tail Twister, New Business Lead, and the Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer.

Lydia Osuna
Membership Chair

Estela Yanes
Hispanic Outreach

Mattie Thigpen
Tail Twister

Matthew Ferraro
New Business

Angela Goad
Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity

David Greene
President

Schools (Education) Committee

The Education & Schools Team facilitates support for our young people and especially interactions within and in collaboration with local schools and facilities.

This team is made up of the Education Chair, Scholarships Lead, two Leos Advisors, and the Vision Screening Lead.

Tawana Goodwin
Education Chair

Adrienne Davitz
Scholarships Lead

Caswell Jones
Leo Advisor

Al Green II
Leo Advisor

Tricia Garmond
Vision Screening

David Greene
President

Marketing Communications & IT Committee

The Marketing Team ensures effective internal and external communication, reshape public opinion and improve visibility of the club’s activities in the community. Assists members by providing access and/or support to online tools and communication as needed.

This team is made up of the Communications Director, Social Media Lead, Speaker Rotation Lead, Club Administrator, and Fundraising Lead.

David Greene
Communications Director

Angela Goad
Social Media & Speaker Rotation

Sue Greene
Club Administrator


Fundraising

Tammy Howell
Assistant Secretary

Global Action Team

With the support of the board of directors, develops and initiates a coordinated plan to expand humanitarian service, achieve membership growth, and develop future leaders.

This team is comprised of the President, First Vice President, Membership Chair, Secretary, Service Chair, and Treasurer.

David Greene
President

Lydia Osuna
First Vice President & Membership Chair

Mattie Thigpen
Secretary


Service Chair

Sue Greene
Treasurer

Constitution & Bylaws Committee

The C&BL Team interprets the club constitution and by-laws and may be charged with facilitating changes in accordance with amendment procedures.

This team consists of the Parliamentarian, Immediate Past President, Club Lawyer, President, and Membership Chair.

Mattie Thigpen
Parliamentarian


Immediate Past President

Daniel Lee
Club Lawyer

David Greene
President

Lydia Osuna
Membership Chair

Leadership Committee

The Leadership Development Team notifies club members of training opportunities offered by the district, multiple district and Lions Clubs International as well as non-Lion programs that could benefit club members.

This team consists of the First Vice President, Second Vice President, Communications Director, Speaker Rotation Lead, and Club Administrator.

Lydia Osuna
First Vice President

Tawana Goodwin
Second Vice President

David Greene
Communications Director

Angela Goad
Speaker Rotation

Sue Greene
Club Administrator

Finance Committee

The Finance Team ensures proper documentation and authorization of funds, arrange for the annual review of club accounts, and ensures the delivery of all financial information to the successor committee.

This team consists of the Treasurer, Fundraising Lead, Secretary, Safety, Diversity and Inclusivity Officer, and the LCIF Coordinator.

Sue Greene
Treasurer & LCIF Coordinator


Fundraising

Mattie Thigpen
Secretary

Angela Goad
Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer

David Greene
President

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Team submits the names of candidates for the various club offices to the club at the nomination meeting. At this meeting, nominations for all offices to be filled in the succeeding year may also be made from the floor.

This team consists of the Club Administrator, President, First Vice President, Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer, and the Hispanic Outreach Lead.

Sue Greene
Club Administrator

David Greene
President

Lydia Osuna
First Vice President

Angela Goad
Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer

Estela Yanes
Hispanic Outreach Lead

Job Descriptions

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.

Secretary ฿

Job 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.

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.

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 Communications Director (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.

Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer

Our Safety, Diversity, and Inclusivity Officer (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 and inclusive way so that no member or guest feels unwelcome or otherwise excluded. In our club, we feel this is such an important role that we have elevated it to be a part of our board of directors.

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.

Education Chair

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.

Food Drives Lead

The Food Drive Lead’s primary focus and task is developing and rolling out food drives to benefit the local food pantries and homeless organizations serving the Katy community.

Fundraising Lead

The Fundraising Lead is the primary originator of fundraising opportunities, including our carnivals.

Hispanic Outreach Lead

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

Club Lawyer

The Club Lawyer helps to ensure that all of our activities are conducted in accordance with local, state, and national laws.

LCIF Coordinator

Job 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.

Leos Advisors

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

Life Saving & Quality Lead

With the increase in unreliable, damaging, extreme weather, the Life Saving & Quality Lead 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. The LSQ Lead also coordinates blood drives, donor drives, marrow drives, and other life-saving initiatives.

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.

Lions Contests Lead

The Lions Contests Lead oversees any contests related to Lions organizations, including the Peace Poster and Peace Essay contests.

Membership Chair

Job 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. In our club, this is not a board position automatically, however a board member is usually appointed to this role.

New Business Lead

The New Business Lead is tasked with fostering relations with businesses and communities outside of our traditional area of focus.

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.

Physical Fitness Lead

The Physical Fitness Lead 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.

Recycling Lead

Job The Recycling Lead is the primary point person for all service projects and fundraisers focusing on improving the environment, with primary emphasis on recycling and roadside clean-ups.

Scholarships Lead

The Scholarships Lead 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.

Assistant Secretary

The brief of the Assistant Secretary is to serve as a backup person to the Secretary, and to help with data entry.

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. In our club, they are not a member of the board of directors.

Social Media Lead

Job The Social Media Lead 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.

Speaker Rotation Lead

Job The Speaker Rotation Lead (Program Coordinator) helps enrich our Lions by scheduling speakers to address our club about relevant and worthy topics. This person schedules two guest speakers for each month which can include the district governor, zone chairperson, and representatives from the district’s charities.

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.

Toy Drive Lead

The Toy Drive Lead is the primary point person for the Annual Toy Drive benefitting Texas Childrens’ Hospital and other deserving organizations.

Vision Screening Lead

The Vision Screening Lead is the primary point person for eye glass collections, vision screening in the schools, and any other vision related service projects and fundraisers.

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

Communications Director Rev. David Greene

Safety Officer Angela S. Goad

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