Lions Eye Bank Executive Board and Trustees
Karen BishopLions Eye Bank of Texas Trustee-West 2021-2023 Blessing EFLM
PDG Howard ClaytonPast District Governor Texas City Noon
2-S4 District Governor 2008-2009
PDG Howard was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 1, 1944 and his home club is the Texas City Noon Lions Club. He’s been a Lion since 1986, and has been elected President of his club 3 times and served in all other offices within his home club at least once.
PDG Howard was elected District Governor in 2008, having served as Vice District Governor, Region Chair, Zone Chair (2 terms) and Top 5% Campaign Sight First Coordinator. He was installed as President of Lions Eye Bank of Texas (2013-2014), serves as an Executive Board Member of Lions Foundation for Sight, an Advisory Board Member of Central Texas Lions KidSight Vision Foundation, and also serves as long-term Secretary/Treasurer for his home club. For his year as District Governor, PDG Howard was honored with the International President’s Leadership Award (3rd highest award in Lionism), the International President’s District Family Growth Award and the International President’s District Governor Extension Award. He had previously been given a Melvin Jones Fellowship award. State and District awards and honors include the Texas Lions Camp Progressive Jack Wiech, as well as long-term membership in the TLC Century Club. PDG Howard has a Texas Lions Camp Endowment Brick and a Gold Leaf. He joined the 5-year TLC Endowment Fund program, and serves on the Constitution and Bylaws Committee for the Camp. He is a Texas Lions Foundation Fellow, was awarded the Texas Lions Foundation Ed Flood award, and is a multiple-hole Harry Wickersham Golf sponsor. His life memberships include Texas Lions Camp, Lions Eye Bank of Texas and Leader Dogs for the Blind. He has also been awarded an Eye Bank Angel award from the Lions Eye Bank of Texas. He was trained as a Certified Guiding Lion, and served on the Lions Leadership training committee for three years. He was awarded the Hurricane Ike Hero Medal (one of 17 awarded worldwide) for service above and beyond during Hurricane Ike in 2008.
PDG Howard enlisted and served on active duty in the US Navy from June 1963 through November 1971 and was awarded two honorable discharges after multiple tours in the combat zone in Vietnam waters aboard 4 separate ships. Prior to deployments, he graduated from the USN Great Lakes Training Center as Machinist’s Mate Fireman Apprentice and then was assigned to the Navy Nuclear Power School at Mare Island, Vallejo, California where he graduated from the Augmented engineering course. He was then assigned to the US National Reactor Testing Station in Scoville, Idaho for surface ship nuclear prototype training, and graduated there with a license from the AEC (now known as NRC) as a nuclear power plant operator. Between overseas deployments he was trained at the USN Air Conditioning and Refrigeration school where he graduated as honor man of his class. He attained the rank of 1st Class Petty Officer (E-6) during his second enlistment. He married while on active military duty, and returned to civilian life to work his way through college with the assistance of GI Bill benefits, obtaining an AS degree from Seminole (Oklahoma) Junior College and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He then worked for Amoco Corporation at the Texas City Refinery until retirement as a Senior Process Hazards Management Engineer.
PDG Howard is widowed from his wife of 36 years, Lion Bonnie Clayton, and has 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. In retirement, he has been very active in his local church (Aldersgate United Methodist) where he served 5 years as Parish Council Chair. He currently teaches Sunday School to the senior age parishioners and serves in various other capacities as needed by the church.
Vicky DulinDistrict Governor Palacios
Lion Vicky Dulin joined the Blessing EFLM Lions Club in February 2013 after she and her mother moved from Houston to Palacios. While in a restaurant in Blessing she asked how she could buy a raffle ticket for the quilt. Lion Debbie Davant overheard her and said she could help her with that. During the conversation she was invited to the next Lions Club meeting where she joined the club.
As a little girl she was always willing to help. In the 5th grade as a Safety Patrol Officer, her job was to assist the blind students off the bus and into their room and seats until the teacher arrived. That sparked a desire to help others.
After joining the Blessing EFLM Lions Club, Lion Vicky has been Club President for 2 years, Zone Chair for 2 years, and Trustee and Secretary for the Texas Lions Museum for 3 years. She has attended 4 State Conventions, 5 District Conventions, and numerous Cabinet Meetings. She also has attended 2 Lions Leadership Forums in Austin and attended Advanced Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI) in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the USA/Canada Forum in Des Moines, Iowa and a virtual International Convention. Lion Vicky transferred to the Palacios Lions Club in August 2021 to better serve her community and district. She has received from her PDG an Appreciation Award for her service. She also has a Life Membership to the Texas Lions Museum and received an Eye Bank Angel from the Palacios Lions Club.
Lion Vicky was honored when she was asked if she would like to step up to 2nd Vice District Governor by PDG Roberta Brieden. Lion Vicky just returned from the International Convention in Montreal, Canada where she was installed as District Governor for District 2 S-4. Lion Vicky now looks forward to serving her District 2 S-4 as District Governor any way she can.
PDG Jerry GilbertPast District Governor, Lions Eye Bank Executive Board, Webmaster, Audit Committee Manvel-Iowa Colony
Lion Jerry has been a member of the Manvel-Iowa Colony Lions Club since June of 1992. During his 28 plus years, he’s served in all offices of the club, including 6 terms as President. He’s received a 100% President’s Award, is a Melvin Jones Fellow and a Texas Lions Camp Life Member.
Lion Jerry has served the District 2-S4 Cabinet since 1995. During this time he’s served as District Governor, 1st Vice District Governor, 2nd Vice District Governor , Zone Chairperson, Public Relations & Lions Information Chairperson, Information Technology Chairperson, Lion Tamer, District Webmaster since 2000 and Youth Exchange Chairperson East.
Lion Jerry has attended numerous District Conventions and Cabinet meetings, seven State Conventions, three International Convention, three USA/Canada Forum and an Advance Lions Leadership Institute (ALLI).
Lion Jerry is married to his best friend, Lion Leiloni. They have two adult children, one son-n-law and four dogs.