Bob Mizzoni, District Governor Rich Shaff, Vice-Governor
District Directory 2001-2002
During the 1972-1973 Lions year, the New York State Council of Governors approved the splitting of District 20-E into two districts. Thus were born Districts 20-E1 and 20-E2.
Our first District Governor of District 20-E2, who has been called the Father of our District, is Lion James Dormady and his First Lady is Lioness Helen Dormady.
Following Jim was Charles "Chuck" Coman, who was the first, and up until 1999 our only Council Chairman from District 20-E2. A 100% District Governor, Chuck, gave his life to Lionism, dying shortly after his year as Governor. Lion Art Peck was elected to serve as Council Chairman for the 1999-2000 Lions Year.
A listing of all Governors from District 20-E2 can be found on the last page of this document.
Since the beginning of District 20-E2 we have had 8 Clubs dropped (Atlanta, Geneva, Macedon, Naples, North Cohocton, Port Byron, Sodus Point, Watkins-Montour Falls). We have transferred one club to District 20-E1 (Walworth) and we have chartered 11 new ones (Nichols-Tioga, Canandaigua, Spencer-Candor, Trumansburg, Watkins-Montour, Painted Post, Southern Tier/Retired, Caroline, Corning Medical, Geneva, Manchester-Shortsville).
Two clubs have changed their names, Palmyra to Pal-Mac and East Bloomfield-Holcomb to Bloomfield.
The District restructured in 1984 when it went from five (5) regions down to four (4). This restructuring was done to improve communications and cut down on the cost of the district.
The name of Deputy District Governor, for each region, was changed in 1990 to Region Chairman.
In 1993, the District elected its first Vice District Governor, Lion Ed Kretsch.
We have seen the growth of Lioness Clubs in our District. The first club certified was Wolcott in 1976, followed by Horseheads, then Cohocton, Newfield, Shortsville/Manchester, Naples, Corning, Tioga County, Ithaca, Sodus with the Rainbow Lioness being the latest addition, in 1992, the first club chartered instead of certified. The Naples Club was dropped in 1993, the Ithaca Club was dropped in 1999 and the Shortsville/Manchester Club converted to a Lions Club in 2000.
The first District Lioness Club chairman was appointed in 1977. Later in 1982 the District added a Lioness Interface chair person and the first woman to the District Cabinet (Rhonda Bickerton and later Marilyn Jackson). In 1985 the structure and names changed to District Lioness Liaison with two Regional Lioness Leaders, one for Regions 1 and 2 called the Gold Region and the other for Regions 3 and 4 called the Purple Region. Leonard Jackson served as the Liason, with Lioness Marilyn Jackson and Helen Dormady Regional Leader.
After the International Lions Organization, in 1992, discontinued the Lioness Office at International and restructured the organization so that the Lioness were under the guidance of their local sponsoring club and not that of International, the District voted to support the Lioness Organization and maintain their structure of Lioness Liaison with two Regional Leaders.
In 1992 the District added a special award to be given to the outstanding Lioness of the District. The award was named "District Governor's Lioness Achievement Award."
The Past District Governors Organization of District 20-E2 was started in 1984. Its prime objective was to assist the District Governor by coordinating the Officers Training Seminar and the Fall Conference, always with his involvement and approval.
It was established that the President of the District PDG Organization would be the sitting Director of the State PDG Organization for District 20-E2.
The District Projects have changed slightly from the beginning with the addition of the following projects in the club years indicated:
|Leader Dog for the Blind||1980-81|
|Vacation Camp for the Blind||1982-83|
|Journey for Sight||1982-83|
|Substance Abuse - Drug Awareness||1983-84|
|NYS Lions Foundation||1992-93|
|Hearing - Mobility Dogs||1994-95|
Melvin Jones Fellowship
The first Melvin Jones Fellowship was received in February 1988 by Lion Wayne Wagner of Penn Yan. Since that time the following Lions/Lioness members have received fellowships:
|Melvin Jones Fellows - 12/31/2001|
|Douglas Aldrich||Union Springs||Kenneth Appleton||Penn Yan|
|Robert Baker||Lansing||Michael Baratta||Apalachin|
|Donna Barto||Big Flats||Robert Barto||Corning|
|Lyman Beecher||Penn Yan||Ronald BeGell||Corning|
|Gordon Berndt||Victor||Arthur Bratton||Lansing|
|Raymond Buckley||Lansing||Eugene Bucknam||Pal-Mac|
|Joseph Carey||Corning||Harold Chidsey||Penn Yan|
|Betty Coman||Wolcott Lioness||Gail Cordes||Corning|
|Russell Corser||Pal-Mac||Sherman Cotton||Victor|
|Perry Courtright||So. Tier Ret.||Myron Crispino||Corning|
|Timothy Davidson||Elmira||Dr. Don Dolan||Corning|
|Jim Dormady||Ithaca||Calvin Drake||Watkins-Montour|
|Gerald Early||Corning||Donald Eaton||Horseheads|
|Harry Ecker, Jr.||Corning||Dr. Ed Cordes||Corning|
|Arthur Elliott||Victor||Bernard Farnsworth||North Rose|
|John Fladd||Rushville||Ralph French||Corning|
|Romulus French||Penn Yan||Harvey Gage||Rushville|
|Eugene Gauger, Sr.||Cato Meridian||Garnard Greatsinger||Penn Yan|
|Lawrence Green||Pal-Mac||Bruce Hansen||Penn Yan|
|Jack Harter||So. Tier Ret.||Rudy Hauptman||Corning|
|Ron Havard||Ithaca||Rod Heffron||Bloomfield|
|Willard Heikkila||Corning||Donna Henry||Tioga Co. Lioness|
|Jordan Hopkins||Penn Yan||George Hunt||Corning|
|George Johns||Pal-Mac||George Kapral||Corning|
|Richard Kemp||Phelps||Adrian Ketchum||Painted Post|
|James Killam||Painted Post||Robert Larder||Penn Yan|
|Jackie Leach||Rainbow Lioness||Paul Leach||Nichols Tioga|
|Howard Longhouse||Lansing||Bruce Ludwig||Owego|
|Joseph Lunga||Union Springs||William Lynch||Waverly|
|George Lynd||Ovid-Willard||Lawrence Marr||Pal-Mac|
|Henry McDougal||Rushville||Joseph Metz, Jr.||Lansing|
|Clarence Miller||Penn Yan||David Momeyer||Corning|
|John Palmer||Horseheads||Philip Patterson||Watkins-Montour|
|David Payne||Penn Yan||Arthur Peck||Watkins-Montour|
|Richard Peer||Corning||Michael Petrus, Jr.||Newark|
|Harold Phelps||Owego||Anthony Pulos||Watkins-Montour|
|Wiliam Randolph||Watkins-Montour||Betty Richards||Owego|
|James Rider||Ithaca||Pete Romani||Ithaca|
|James Rooney||Newark||Ronald Sampson||Penn Yan|
|Walter Scheuer||Watkins-Montour||Rich Shaff||Ithaca|
|James Smith||Painted Post||Walter Smith||Corning|
|Ray Stewart||Penn Yan||Robert Swinnerton||Watkins-Montour|
|John Terry||Watkins-Montour||Dr. Tom Landry||Corning|
|Fred Trost||Victor||Maynard VanEtten||Corning|
|Terry VanEtten||Corning||Julius Vitticore||Clyde|
|Elliot Vorce||Penn Yan||Wayne Wagner||Penn Yan|
|Bob Ward||Weedsport||Richard Watson||Pal-Mac|
|Richard Weber||Spencer-Candor||John Wertz||Corning|
|PDG Jack Smith Award - for advancement of Lionism in the District|
|PDG Chuck Coman Award - for best Club Bulletin in the District|
|PDG Bill Brewerton Award - for hardest working Lion/Lioness at the Club level.|
| PDG John Poore Award
- for Lion/Lioness most involved in humanitarian
service to Club, District, or Organization.
PDG Memorial Award
In 1990 the PDG Memorial Award was established. This award is given to a Lion with 7 years or less service that has developed within Lionism and considered to be a future leader within the District.
Beginning in 1988, Lions International started giving out two significant international awards. These awards are the "International President's Leadership Award" and the "Presidential Medal"..
Since 1988 the following have been recipients of these awards:
|International Presidents Award|
|1988||Lion Bob Barto|
|1989||Lions George Johns - Jim Dormady|
|1990||Lion Alan Akers|
|1991||Lion Dr. Ed Cordes|
|1992||Lion Dr. Ed Cordes|
|1993||Lion E. Ted Brewerton|
|1994||Lion Jim Dormady|
|1995||Lion Paul Leach|
|1990||Lion Jim Dormady|
|1993||Lion Mike Baratta|
|1994||Dr. Lion Ed Cordes|
District Leadership/Service Award - Each year the District selects one Lion who exemplifies the qualities of leadership and service within his Club and District, and presents that person with the Distinguished District Leadership/Service Award at the State Convention. The recipients of this award since it was begun in 1978-79 are:
|District Leadership/Service Award Recipients for District 20-E2|
|1982-83||Clyde Van Arsdale||Ithaca|
|1983-84||Bob "Snowshoe" Gallup||Newfield|
|1985-86||Walt Jacobus||Big Flats|
|1989-90||Lee Farron||North Rose|
|1990-91||Tom Stephens||Twin Cities|
|1991-92||Wayne Wagner||Penn Yan|
|1994-95||Terry Van Etten||Corning|
|District 20-E2 District Governors|
|1983-84||Ray Wojciulewicz||Union Springs|
|1991-92||Lee Farron||North Rose|
|2000-01||Jim Killam||Painted Post|