District Governor John Mason became a member of the Berkeley Springs Lions Club in March 2006, where he learned about Lionism from his sponsor PDG Ed Weber.

John married his college sweetheart Kim Fry in 1985. They have one son and one daughter, both Lions.

John is a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School (79), and Shepherd University (84).

John worked for ADP for 20 years and retired in October 2018. The family opened a restaurant on Dec 29, 2019. The restaurant is called Charlotte’s Café.

He has served in several different capacities in the Berkeley Springs Lions Club: President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Club Membership Chair and has served on the Club’s Board of Directors for five years. In June 2017, he was asked by then District Governor Ken Shahan to serve as Zone 1 Chairperson. In April 2018, District Governor Rob Bright asked John to take the next step to become Second Vice DG. During 2019-2020, he served as District Secretary under DG Ruth Straley. Lion Kim and John attended the LCI International Convention in 2018 and the USA/Canada Forum in 2018. In 2019, he completed the bachelor’s Program through Lions University. In 2020, he completed his master’s Program.

John has received the following honors;

  • Lion of the Year 2012-2013.

  • Melvin Jones Recipient 2014- 2015.

  • Received Centennial Sponsor Awards: (1)2014-2015, (2)2015-2016.

  • Certified Guiding Lion – June 16, 2017

  • 100% Club Secretary – 2018 to 2019

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”

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