David Roberts elected to chair Lions’ Council of Governors

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Lions International is the world’s largest service organization with 1.4 million members serving those in need locally and around the world. Each year, the organization elects new leaders and this year, West Granby resident Dave Roberts was elected to chair the Lions’ State of Connecticut Council of Governors.  

Connecticut’s 4,500 Lions serve in 157 clubs in the three districts of the Connecticut Lions Council of Governors. From July 2022 to June 2023, Roberts served as the district governor for Hartford and Litchfield counties. He was recently elected to serve as the Council of Governors Chair from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024. 

Roberts joined Lions International in March 2010 and has served in various leadership roles with the organization. “For the past 13 years, I have enjoyed serving locally, nationally and internationally with Lions International,” said Roberts. “Since I retired back home to Granby, I have focused on my family and my volunteer activities. It is great that I can combine both of these passions with Lions.” 

The Lions have recognized his service with 13 Progressive Melvin Jones awards, five International Presidents medals, the Ambassador of Sight award and the Knights of the Blind award. Roberts is most proud of his Grand Master Membership Key award for recruiting new Lions members. 

“Membership in Lions International is by invitation, and I believe that membership is a gift to give to those with hearts for service,” said Roberts. “Any time I meet someone who I believe can add value to serve our community and beyond, I like to offer for them to become a Lion. It is great that so many folks have accepted my offer.” 

For more information on Lions International or to learn more about how to get involved with Lions, please contact Roberts at Granbydavidroberts@gmail.com or 860-469-5067.