MD 19 - I


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District 19 - D History



District 19–D, one of the original five districts forged in 1947 when Lions Clubs International District 19 became Multiple District 19, serves Lions and Leo clubs located in the heartlands of the Province of British Columbia, Canada and State of Washington, U.S.A.  As of July 1, 2023, District 19-D and the Northern part of District 19-E, which includes Clubs in British Columbia and Northern Washington, have become District 19-I.


2024 - 2025 LEADERSHIP


District Governor Charles (Chuck) Robinson

I was born and raised in Washington State for most of my life. I lived in Idaho for 5 years. And spent 4 years in the US Navy. I served in Vietnam aboard USS Midway. My wife Georgina and I were married in 1971. We Have 1 son and 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren 1 great grandchild. We owned and operated a NAPA Auto parts store for 21 years. We love camping in our RV. We also like to travel by car around our great country. I am looking forward to visiting with the clubs in the Okanogan this Lions year. I became a lion in 1998 and have served in most of the offices of the Lake Chelan Lions club in our new numbered zone 7.. Our DG team is very excited to work with everyone in District I.





1st Vice District Governor Steve Sweeney 


District 19-I 1st VDG Steve Sweeney, Peachland Lions

 Steve Sweeney Bio, July 2024 

Steve Sweeney retired in July 2010 as a Deputy Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department. He was commanding the Operations Support Division, which included a number of specialty units such as Emergency Response, Criminal Intelligence, Covert operations, Gang Squad, Drug Squad and the Emergency & Operational Planning Section.

In addition to those responsibilities he also spent the last four years of his career as the officer in charge of planning and operations for the Vancouver Police Department's role in policing the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Steve was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by Governor General Michaelle Jean in 2010.

Since retiring he has worked for both Elections BC and Elections Canada. At Elections Canada he was a Field Liaison Officer. With Elections BC he is a Regional Field Officer.

Steve joined the North Delta Lions club in the late 1990’s and served as club president for one term. Upon retirement he and his wife Shelley moved to Peachland and they both joined the Peachland Lions in 2010.

Steve was the Peachland Lions Club president from 2021-2024 and also served as the Zone Chair from 2021 – 2024.

In early 2024 Steve was appointed as the Second Vice District Governor due the incumbent’s sudden resignation. He was subsequently elected as the First Vice District Governor for 2024/25. Steve is looking forward to working with DG Chuck Robinson and visiting as many Lions Clubs as possibe.


Immediate Past District Governor Michael Livingstone


Immediate Past District Governor Michael Livingstone

Michael was the GMT for the years 2019 - 2021.  He started his volunteer career as a youngster working on the family farm; where it is customary in small communities to help your neighbors.

He joined the Barriere Leo Lions Club during his grade 11 and 12  years in school and carried his volunteer approach with him.  In 1979 he became the charter secretary of the brand-new Okanagan Falls Lions club and is the only remaining charter member.  

Michael was born in Hazelton, BC; raised in Chinook Cove and has celebrated over 41 years of marriage to his wife, Val.  He has been retried for the over 7 years after working in the logging industry and in commercial transport operating equipment.  

If he has spare time, he can be found with Val, enjoying camping with their trailer; kayaking, golfing and gardening.




Zone Chairpersons for the 2023-2024 Lions Years are; 

I1 - Lynda Devenish - Golden & District,
Fairmont & District
Lake Windermere, Wasa

I2 - Ted Tull - Elkford, Sparwood
Fernie, Sand Creek

I3 - Larry Finley - Creston Lions Club, Mark Creek
Creston, Kootenay Lake

I4 - Jennifer Edgar (acting) - North Pend Oreille Valley
Salmo, Nelson, Kootenay

I5 - Jennifer Edgar (acting) - Northport, Rossland
Beaver Valley

I6 - vacant - Ephrata, Mattawa Desert
Aire, Moses Lake, Moses
Lake Lioness Lions,
Othello, Quincy Valley

I7 - Lyle Markhart - Wenatchee Central Lions Club, Lake Chelan, Mansfield,
Tonasket Okanogan
Valley, Waterville,
Wenatchee Valley

I8 - vacant - Penticton, Oliver,
Okanagan Falls, Midway
Greenwood Kettle River

I9 - Steve Sweeney - Peachland Lions Club, Kelowna
Okanagan Mission,

I10 - Willem Roell - Enderby Lions Club, Armstrong, Lake
Country, Winfield, Lumby,

I11 - Leona Pryor - Sorrento Lions Club, Chase, North
Kamloops, Barriere, North
Shuswap, Valemont

I12 - Debbie Bostock (acting) - Logan Lake, Kamloops
Brock Central, Kamloops
Aberdeen, Kamloops
Paddlewheelers, Ashcroft​

I13 - vacant - 100 Mile House, 108 Mile
House, Forest Grove,
Quesnel, Prince George,
Williams Lake


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