Immediate Past District Governor Sheryl Burnette (Lion Dan)        Sheryl2015

 5355 Co. Rd. 18
 Wauseon, OH 43567

email: smg [DOT] osufan [AT] gmail [DOT] com


Lion Sheryl joined the Wauseon Lions club in April of 2006. She was introduced to Lions by her parents, PID Jerry Smith and PDG Judy. Lion Sheryl has been very active in her home club since joining. She has served as the club’s secretary for six years, during 2008-2014. She earned the 100% Secretary Award 3 out of those 6 years. Lion Sheryl is currently the clubs vision chairperson and she continues to serve her community with their vision needs through this avenue. Lion Sheryl has also served on the club’s board of directors and other committees. She held the office of club president during the Lions year of 2014-2015. Lion Sheryl will be holding the club officer position of club secretary for this Lions year 2017-2018.


Lion Sheryl has also served on her district’s cabinet in the capacity of Cabinet Secretary from 2010-2013, Lion Tamer 2013-2014, 2Vice District Governor/GLT/GMT 2014-2015, 1Vice District Governor/GLT/GMT, Zone Chair 1 during 2015-2016. She has been honored by her peers with the International President’s Award; the Ohio Lions Council Chairman’s Award of Excellence, awarded a Dick Bryan Award, and also was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship from her club for her service in 2014. Lion Sheryl also has received a Betty Coffey award for her service to her District Lions during the Lions year of 2015-2016. And she was awarded a special Presidential award during the USA/Canada Forum in Grand Rapids for chartering a new club within the first quarter of her DG year after fulfilling the challenge by IPIP Chancellor Bob Corlew.


Lion Sheryl has two grown children, daughter Lion Anna Molina and son-in-law Joe, son Lion Nick Schmunk and daughter-in-law Lion Ashley, and one step-son, Daniel Burnette Jr. She also has five grandchildren. Most Lions in her district and at the state level know her grandsons, Lion Cub Justin and Edward, which are Lion’s Nick and Ashley’s sons. Lion Sheryl retired from her job of 27 years at Archbold Container, a Green Bay Company. She fulfilled different positions within the company over the years, from being on the production floor to supervision.


In her spare time, other than her passion for helping and serving others through Lions. She is a motorcycle enthusiast and loves to ride her Harley. Lion Sheryl is also a big Ohio State Football fan. She loves to read, scrapbook and work in her flower gardens. She and Lion Dan are involved with their church, and church ride group. And they both love to spend time with family and friends.