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 President's Leadership Medal. He is also a
Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lions activities, 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