Lion Ray Yannello has been a member of the Poquoson Lions Club since January 2000 and has served the club as President on two separate occasions.
As a member of the Poquoson Lions Club he has served as Chairman of various committees such Broom Sales, Peace Poster, Bland, Constitution & By-Laws, PediaVision, Newsletter, Seafood Festival, Traveling Leo, and Installation Night. He has served District 24-D as Zone B Chair, Zone B-West Chair, Region I Bland Chair, Region I Chair, Cabinet Treasurer twice, First and Second VDG. He has also served as the Zone B Director to the District 24-D Charity Foundation, Zone B Representative to the Eyeglass Recycling Center of SE Virginia, a Director of the Lions Mobile Sight & Hearing Unit, and a Director for the Virginia Hearing Foundation.
Lion Ray was recognized by his club as a Melvin Jones Fellow in 2011, received a Commendation & Recognition Award by the Poquoson City Council in 2012, received the Community Builders Award from Masonic Lodge #49 in 2013, and was awarded Lions International Presidentís Certificate of Appreciation in 2013
Lion Ray retired in 1998 from the U.S. Army after serving for 24 years and having served in Germany for 11 years, plus a deployment for Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
He is currently employed by Chenega Federal Systems. He is a lifetime member and past Commander of American Legion Post 273, lifetime member of VFW, DAV, AUSA, and MOAA.
He has been married to the lovely Jean Kane since 1980. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Lion Tucker Casanova, First District Governor of District 24-D lives in Norfolk, Virginia. PDG Lion Donnie Johnson sponsored his membership into the Aragona-Pembroke Lions Club in 2008. He has served in multiple positions in his club including President.
On the District level he has served as Lions Eye Bank Liaison, Zone F chairman, Chaired Public Relations/Parades and Floats as well as the Editor of the Knightís Vision Newsletter for four years. He is also the Zone H Director on the Board of the Lions Charity Foundation. Lion Tucker is the Lion Medical Eye Bankís Hospital and Community Education Coordinator where he had his first taste of Lionism. He is married to his wife of more than ten years, Lion Tanya, and has two wonderful children, Alex and Taryn.
Lion Beth Stevens joined the Hampton Roads Blind Lions Branch Club in 2010. She quickly became involved by chairing projects.
The following year, Beth served as the Branch Club President.
In 2012, she was elected Virginia Beach Town Center Ė Blind Lions Club president. That year the club was recognized With the LCI World of Service Award for service to the blind and vision impaired. She has also served the club as Membership Chair. Lion Beth has served the District as Zone H Chair, Region III Chair and on the 24D Charity Foundation Board.
Her honors include Proud Sponsor, Club Excellence, Lion of the Year, Dream Achieverís Leadership Medal, Lions International Presidentís Certificate of Appreciation, and a Melvin Jones Fellowship.
Lion Beth began losing her eyesight in her late twenties and now only has light and dark perception. She has been happily married to Lion Mack for 23 years. They live in Virginia Beach.
Lion Pam Kidwell, Immediate Past District Governor of District 24-D lives in Kilmarnock, Virginia.
Her husband, Lion Ed, sponsored her membership into the Lancaster County Lions Club in January 2004. She has nine years perfect attendance and has sponsored seven new members. Lion Pam has served her club as President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, and Tail Twister.
Lion Pam has served District 24D as First and Second Vice District Governor, Region 1 Chair, Zone A Chair and Membership Chair. She is Certified Guiding Lion. She has successfully completed both the VA Regional Leadership School and Lions Clubs International Senior Leadership training.
Lion Pam has received the Presidentís Appreciation Award for Exceptional Accomplishment 2012, 100% Presidentís Award, Club 100% Certificate and numerous Proud Sponsor awards.
Lion Pam is very civic and family minded. She recently retired from EVB Bank and with two other partners bought a flower shop in Kilmarnock. She and Lion Ed collectively have 3 children, 2 granddaughters and 3 great-grandchildren.