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    Busan Jae-il Lions Club

Lions have experienced an incredible loss. On December 17, 2019, International First Vice President Judge Haynes H. Townsend passed away. We are heartbroken by this tragic loss to the Lion family, to the Townsend family and his loving wife, Donna.
We will always cherish the time we had with Judge Townsend, and we will continue to move forward, working to bring his vision for Lions, and a world of kindness, to life. We serve.
HAYNES H. TOWNSEND FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Judge Haynes Townsend, Dalton, Georgia, USA, was elected to serve as second vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 29 through July 3, 2018. Vice President Townsend has served as a judge for the past 23 years. A member of the Dalton Noon Lions Club since 1979, he has held many offices within the association, including club president, region chair, zone chair, district governor, district librarian, multiple district leadership chair and international director. He served on the international board from 2009 to 2011, and as chair of the Constitution and By-laws Committee (2010—2011). He also served as a presenter at the USA/Canada forum. In recognition of his service to the association, Vice President Townsend has received numerous awards including three Lion of the Year Awards, 15 District Governor Appreciation Awards, the Ervin-Crumbley Award, District 18-A Hall of Fame Award, six International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, two International Leadership Awards, six International President’s Awards, a Membership Key Award and a Knight of Strength Award. Director Townsend is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, Vice President Townsend is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He is currently the chair of the Dalton-Whitfield Christmas Parade and was honored as the Judge of the Year by the State of Georgia. Vice President Townsend and his wife, Donna, also a Lion and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two daughters.