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Welcome to  Ohio Lions 13 OH 1 

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District Governor Dave Stockum extends a warm welcome to our website. By clicking links in the menus and below you will find out more about who we are and what we are about. We are made up of Lions Clubs (and member Lions) in the following Ohio Counties: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood.

We proudly live the Motto of Lions, We Serve. With Over 1.4 million Lions members in more than 48,000 clubs, in over 200 countries and geographic areas, We Serve to answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse, childhood cancer, natural disasters and diabetes awareness. Lions are Leaders in our communities. Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and emergency services, and improving the environment. Vision, diabetes, childhood cancer, hunger, and environment are the five areas upon which the International Association focuses, but our sub-motto, “Where there is a need, there is a Lion,” tells us we can lend a hand wherever our community needs us.

Lions Clubs International defines our mission as: To empower Lions clubs, volunteers and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding. What fine words! As you can see from the pictures surrounding this welcome, we are seeking not only understanding and effort, but also are appealing to the good humor of our members. Let’s do our best together to make this a better world and have a good time in the process. As PID Dan Cole from Marietta, Ohio, often said, “It’s great to be a Lion!” God bless his soul, and every one of us.





OH1 2022-23 Region and Zone Chairs

Region 1 Chair John Cordes

14594 SR281, Holgate, Oh 43257 419 966-6379 3js [AT] bright [DOT] net

Zone 1 Chair Joanne Moats

108 Sam Anna Drive, Bryan, Oh 43506 419 636-2071 moatsjoanne@yahoo>

Assistant Zone Chair Denver Henderson III

109 S. Cherry St., Bryan, OH 43506 567 239-5831 denver [AT] mywcpl [DOT] org

Archbold, Bryan, Fayette, Pioneer, West Unity

Zone 2 Chair Faith Cataldo-Gauger

233 W. Dudley St, Maumee, Ohio 43537 419 350-4365 faithkcg [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Assistant Zone Chair Leon Grace

901 Blum Street, Toledo, Oh 43607 567 315-8823 neonleon43607 [AT] yahoo [DOT] com

Delta-Liberty, Perrysburg Sunrise, Swanton, Sylvania Sunrise, Wauseon

Zone 3 Chair Terry Rettig

PO Box 361, Holgate, Oh 43527 410 209-0515 atr89 [AT] yahoo [DOT] com

Assistant Zone Chair Linda Rettig

PO Box 361, Holgate, Oh 43527 410 919-3956 lrettig52 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Continental, Defiance, Grover Hill, Holgate, Napoleon, Paulding

Region 2 Chair Deb Crawford

2257 Quail Lake Road, Findlay, Oh 45840 419 722-7140 dcrawford14 [AT] woh [DOT] rr [DOT] com

Zone 4 Chair Sue Davis

933 Thornapple Lane, Findlay, Oh 45840 419 306-7004 susanrdavis [AT] me [DOT] com

Assistant Zone Chair Katie Buckingham

120 W. Cooper St,, McComb, Oh 45858 419 722-3072 crawford [DOT] kat13 [AT] hotmail [DOT] com

Arcadia, McComb (Leo), North Baltimore, Portage, Van Buren

Zone 5 Chair Tim Wehri

19266 SR 214, Cloverdale, Oh 45827 419 204-7517 timwehri58 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Columbus Grove (Leo), Fort Jennings, Glandorf, Kalida, Ottawa, Ottoville

Zone 6 Chair Bill Keller

513 N. High Street, Kenton, Oh 43326 567 674-9093 wkeller2 [AT] columbus [DOT] rr [DOT] com

Ada, Arlington, Bluffton, Kenton, Riverdale Community, Upper Scioto Valley

Region 3 Chair Darlene Roll

1385 TR 216, Bellefontaine, Oh 43311 419 371-5515 droll1998 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Zone Chair 7 Don Wiechart

560 N. St. Marys Rd., Spencerville, Oh 45887 419 863-2702 donwiechart [AT] aol [DOT] com

Convoy, Mendon, Middle Point, Rockford, Spencerville, Venedocia, Willshire

Zone Chair 8 Marshall Royer

907 Willis Way, St. Marys, Oh 45885 419 604-0826 marshman911 [AT] outlook [DOT] com

Celina, Coldwater (Leo), Cridersville, Lima Host, Wapakoneta, Waynesfield

Zone Chair 9 Jim Hickman

948 Twsp Rd 30 E, West Liberty, Oh 43357 937 935-4015 jdhickman11 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Bellefontaine, Huntsville/Indian Lake, Rushsylvania, West Liberty






 Millersport, Ohio Lion Ron Keller becomes MD-13's latest International Director, joining PID's Steve Sherer, Steve Thornton, and OH1's Jerry Smith.



2022-2023 Zone Map

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Dates to remember


August 6 – F&P reports to CoG (1:00 PM) {Some State Committees will meet in the morning}

August 7 – Council of Governors Meeting (9 AM @ State Office)

August 27 – First OH1 Cabinet Meeting (10:00 AM at Henry’s in Ottawa – breakfast buffet)

*August 30 – Region Two Meeting @ Dick’s Steakhouse, Kalida at 6:30 pm. Contact Region Chair Deb Crawford for reservations. (see note at the bottom of the page)

September 15-17 - USA/Canada Leadership Forum (Calgary)

*September 22 – Region One Meeting at Rotary-Lions Building in Napoleon at 6:30 pm. Contact Region Chair John Cordes for reservations. (see note at the bottom of the page)

*September 29 – Region Three Meeting at Cridersville United Church at 6:00 pm. Contact Region Chair Darlene Roll for reservations. (see note at the bottom of the page)

November 5 – Quarterly Council of Governors Meeting (10:00 AM @ State Office)

November 15 – Compliance Deadline for clubs on Lions Year accounting

November 19 – Second Cabinet Meeting (10:00 AM at Henry’s in Ottawa – breakfast buffet)

November 20 – December 17 – Zone Meetings TBA (Convention, Club Reports)


January 13-15 – Winter Retreat (Deer Creek State Park)

February 12 – Quarterly Council of Governors (1:15 PM @ State Office)

February 25 – Third Cabinet Meeting (possible zoom hybrid TBA)

February 26 – March 18 - Zone Meetings TBA (Convention, Officer Election reminder, Club Reports)

April 1 – Deadline for registration to District Convention

April 14-15 – District Convention @ Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay

May 15 – Compliance Deadline for clubs on January 1 – December 31 accounting

May 19 – Final Quarterly Council of Governors Meeting (Marriott Columbus/Dublin)

May 19-21 – MD13 Convention at Marriott Columbus/Dublin

June – TBA Potential End of Year Picnic

July 7 – July 11 – LCI International Convention (Boston)