Download This Bill in Microsoft Word format
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
Sponsors: Senator Alexander
Document Path: l:\council\bills\cc\16182vr22.docx
Introduced in the Senate on May 10, 2022
Adopted by the Senate on May 10, 2022
Summary: Lions Club International President Douglas X Alexander
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5/10/2022 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 8)
View the latest legislative information at the website
VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO WELCOME LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT DOUGLAS X. ALEXANDER TO THE PALMETTO STATE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPARTANBURG LIONS CLUB AND TO HONOR THE SPARTANBURG LIONS CLUB FOR A CENTURY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Whereas, on May 14, 2022, Spartanburg Lions will host their 100th anniversary celebration, featuring the Honorable Douglas Alexander, president of Lions Clubs International, as their special guest. Headquartered in Oakbrook, Illinois, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization, with more than 1.4 million members in more than 48,000 clubs worldwide in various countries and geographic areas; and
Whereas, the Spartanburg Lions Club, chartered with thirty-six members on May 23, 1922, was one of five clubs launched in South Carolina that year. Over the years, club members have provided their community with invaluable medical services, particularly in the area of vision needs; and
Whereas, the Spartanburg club's special guest for its one hundredth anniversary celebration, Douglas X. Alexander, was elected to serve as president of Lions Clubs International at the association's 103rd International Convention in June 2021. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, President Alexander is a retired vice president for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank; and
Whereas, a member of the Brooklyn Bedford Stuyvesant Lions Club since 1984, he has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chair, region chair, vice district governor, district governor, cabinet secretary, cabinet treasurer, and DGE group leader. He also has served as a Lions Eye Bank transporter, member of the District and Multiple District PDG Association, and trustee of the New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation, and he was appointed as the Lions' representative to UNICEF-New York from 2012 to 2014. He has served on the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Planning and Host committees and has been a presenter at several USA/Canada forums; and
Whereas, in recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including the club Lion of the Year, club President's Award, the Robert J. Uplinger Service Award, several District Governor Appreciation Awards, and the Multiple District Membership Growth Award. He is also the recipient of many International President's Certificates of Appreciation; seven International President's Awards; and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is a Dr. Franklin G. Mason Fellow, a W.P. Woods Fellow, and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow; and
Whereas, in addition to his Lions activities, President Alexander participates actively in various professional and community organizations. He has served as chair of the advisory board for the New York Urban League and as a board member of the St. Francis DeSales School for the Deaf. He is also a recipient of the Congressional Record Award; and
Whereas, cognizant of the Lions' fine record of service for one hundred five years, as well as the distinguished record of their international leadership, the Senate takes great pleasure in welcoming to South Carolina Douglas X. Alexander, international president of Lions Clubs International, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Spartanburg Lions Club. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That he members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, welcome Lions Clubs International President Douglas X. Alexander to the Palmetto State on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Spartanburg Lions Club and honor the Spartanburg Lions Club for a century of community service.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Honorable Douglas X. Alexander, president of Lions Clubs International, and the Spartanburg Lions Club.
This web page was last updated on May 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM