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With great sorrow we announce the passing of International 1st Vice-President Haynes Townsend.

Haynes Henton Townsend
( October 23, 1955 - December 17, 2019 )

Haynes Henton Townsend, 64, of Dalton went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

He was the son of the late Clifford and Evelyn Townsend and was also preceded in death by his uncle, Emmett Henton.

Haynes had a servant heart and a love for community. He started working at Fraker Hardware at age 15 and later served as Chief Magistrate Judge for Whitfield County for 22 years. He was the current vice president of Lions Club International and was to be named president at the international convention in June. He was an outstanding friend, loved photography and loved his family deeply. He loved to read and had an incredible sense of knowledge. Haynes believed kindness matters and was an example of how kindness can change the world.

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Lions 100

From July of 2014 through June of 2018, Lions and Leos from around the world participated in special initiatives, programs and events to celebrate a century of serving humanity. It was truly a celebration unlike any the world has ever seen, culminating at the Lions Clubs International 100th International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA—the birthplace of the association in 1917.

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Thank You

The Host Forum Committee would like to thank all the Ohio Lions that attended, supported, donated, volunteered or helped in any way to make the 42nd USA/Canada Lions leadership Forum a success in Columbus.

- Coach Ron and
Host Forum Committee


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Steve Thornton
International Director

We are proud to annouce that Steve Thornton, from Wooster, Ohio was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ID Steve is the 18th lion from Ohio to serve as an International Director.

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