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JOSEPH PRESTON

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

Joseph "Joe" Preston, of Dewey, Arizona, USA, was elected president of Lions Clubs International at the association's 97 th International Convention held in Toronto, Canada, July 4 through 8, 2014.

President Preston is temporarily retired from the automotive industry. He has over 30 years of experience as a fleet sales manager, and was consistently recognized by Ford Motor Company for excellence in customer satisfaction, sales and product knowledge.

A member of the Bradshaw Mountain of Dewey-Humboldt Lions Club, President Preston has been a Lion since 1974. He has held many offices in the association, including club president, zone chairperson, district governor, council chairperson and chairperson of district leadership development, Lions Quest and MERL for the state of Arizona.

He was host chairperson of the 1994 International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, chairperson of the 2003 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, and a national/multinational coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II.

In recognition of his service to the association, President Preston has received numerous awards, including the 100% Club President Award, the 100% District Governor Award, the Senior Builder Key Award, Life Membership in the association, nine International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members.

He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

President Preston was recognized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for his work as a Lion to prevent drug use and abuse among youth.

President Preston and his wife, Joni, also a Lion and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons, one daughter and seven grandsons.

Governor

Lion Kusum Sandanayake MJF JP,

Club Level.

Kusum Sandanayaka entered Lionism through Lions Club of Gothatuwa New Town in 1999. He served as the Club Secretary in 2002-2003 and as Club President in 2006-2007. He also received the award for Most Outstanding Club Secretary, that year.

District Level.

Lion Kusum has held Cabinet positions under nine District Governors, which includes the post of Cabinet Treasurer in 2010-2011. He has received many appreciation awards for his outstanding performance by the respective District Governors. Lion Kusum received the many awards District level and Multiple level.

Few significant awards are:

  • The Lion of the Year (Most Helpful) 2008-2009 at the 4th Annual Lion District Convention.
  • The Lion of the Year Award 2009-2010 at the 5th Annual Lions District Convention.

International Level.

  • Holder of Guiding Lion Certificate.
  • Attended the emerging Lions Leadership Institute for Lions from India, South Asia, Africa, and the middle east ( Nairobi Kenya February - 2005).
  • Leadership certificate 2004-2005.
  • Attended Lions International Conventions (USA Bostan, USA Illinois, Korea Busan, Hongkong and Thailand).
  • Melvin Jones Fellow Member (MJF).
  • He has also received nine International President’s Appreciation Awards and Certificates from the Lions Clubs International consecutively.
  • Attended International ISAAME Forum in India- Chennai
  • Attended International ISAAME Forum in Kathmandu – Nepal 2013
  • 1st Vice District Governor Excellent Awards 2013

Professional Career.

Lion Kusum was educated at Sripali College, Horana and Gothatuwa Maha Vidyalaya, Gothatuwa. And he entered the National Apprentice Board as a Special Apprentice in Colombo Dockyard Ltd,of Sri Lanka, Year 1978. Lion KusumSandanayaka is a Diploma Holder (VITB Singapore) Marine Engineering and is currently the Founder/Chairman and Managing Director of Dhanushka Engineering Company (Pvt)Ltd, one of the leading steel fabricators in Sri Lanka, since 1985 and specialized in fabricating steel fuel storage tanks and bowsers for the petroleum industry in Sri Lanka.

He is the Chairman of LIOC Bowser Owners Association in the year 2013-2014, Vice President of All Island Petroleum Dealer Association 2008-2013, and President of Industrial Owners Association 2008-2010 (Kolonnawa Industrial Zone) and All island Justice of Peace from year 2000.

Personal Career.

Lion Kusum is married to Lion Chandani since 1984. They have two children and they are too also members of Leo Club of Kolonnawa, elder Son Leo Dhanushka Sandanayaka, (Leo District President 2009-2010 / Leo of the Year 2010/2011), Daughter Leo Chanika Sandanayaka. (Leo District Secretary 2012-2013)

1st Vice Governor

Lion Chandra Perera MJF JP,

Education.

  • He studied in Nalanda Collage and qualified at the Institute of Engineering , Katubedda in Civil engineering followed by Structural and Sanitary Engineering
  • During school life:
    • Was the captain in senior Debating team continuously fo4 Years.
    • Was leading science Union, welfare Union and was the first student secretary in Sarvodaya Campaign

Occupation.

  • Started as a Engineering Assistance In Public Health Engineering Department in 1970.
  • After three years Joined Buildings Dept.
  • After completing 30 Years Service joined Urban Devolvement Authority as Deputy Director Engineering Services
  • At present He is Serving as a Engineering Consultant and is engaged as the General Manager at MACRO Solutions Engineering PVT Ltd.

Lionism Carrier

  • Charter member Of Lions Club of Wickramasinghe Pura 1988
  • Charter Secretary and continued for two years was the best secretary of the region and best in the District
  • Was the President in 1992/1993 and was the best President of the region and 1st Runner up Best president in the District. At the end of President ship, won 16 Awards to the Club Including best administered club award and won the 100% International excellence Award.
  • Before being a President Just after completing term of secretary of the club 1990 he was appointed to the District Cabinet as District Chair Person. By DG Loyid perera
  • There after he served in District in several capacities.
  • There after he served in District in several capacities.
  • There after he served in District in several capacities.
    • District Chairman: 3 Times
    • Sight First Campaign Group Coordinator: 1994/1995
    • Zone Chairperson: 1993/1994 By PDG Runjith De silva
    • Region Coordinator: 1994/1995 By PDG Lion Canute Perera
    • Region Chairperson: 1995/1996 By PDG Lion Duglus Dayasiri
    • Region Chairperson: 2010/2011 by PDG Lion Ananda Balasooriya
    • Leo Advisor: 1998/1999
    • Deputy Cabinet Secretary (CPE): 2011/2012.
      • During his term new reporting method was introduced by using IT knowledge
    • Cabinet Secretary: 2012/2013.
      • During his term he changed the Cabinet Sec.’s monthly circular in to a magazine , in the name of Action Alert
  • Attended the International Convention at Bangkok
  • Attended the Izami Forum at Bangaloar

Recognitions

  • Best Secretary - Regional award: Two Times.
  • Most outstanding Secretary In the District.
  • Most outstanding Zone Chairperson top ten in the District.
  • Most Efficient Lion In the district 2011/2012.
  • Most Interactive Lion In the District 2012/2013
  • 2nd runner up Most outstanding Region Chairperson in the District2010/2011
  • International President’s Special appreciation for Sight Fist Campaign 1995/1996
  • International President’s Special appreciation for Diabetic Awareness 2008/ 2009
  • International President’s Special appreciation for Leader Ship Programme2011/2012

Personal.

  • Married to Lilitha who was a school Principal of Education Service.
  • Blessed with One Son who is a Doctor and married to a Doctor
  • Most free time spent with two granddaughters.
2nd ViceGovernor

Lion Ranji Hewage MJF JP,

Lion Ranji Hewage is from Galle in Southern Province. For his Education he joined Bonavista Collage in Galle and for his higher Education he joined the Engineering Faculty at The Open University for B-Tec Engineering Technology.

He is the Chairmen and Managing Director of,

  • Chance Engineering (Pvt) Ltd
  • Avinro Lighting Solution (Pvt) Ltd
  • Shehara Electricals
  • Chance Electrical suppliers
  • Chance Advertising Solutions

He joined lionism in the year 2003/2004 as a member of Lions Club of Diyawannawa. They extended the lions club of Diyawanna Oya. He became the Charter President of Lions Club of Diyawanna oya in the year 2005/2006.

Past District Governor Lion Amara Dissanayake taking in to Consideration of his capabilities and the devotion to lionism appointed him to the District Cabinetas District Chairperson and he became most outstanding District Chairperson that year.

In the year 2007/2008 Past Governor Lion Hemasiri De Silva appointed him as the Zone Chairperson and he became most outstanding Zone Chairperson.

In the year 2008/2009 Lion Governor Dinesh Hettiarachchi appointed him to his Cabinet as the MERL Chairperson and he became the first runner-up at the District Convention.

In the year 2009/2010 District Governor Saliya Kaluarachchi appointed him as the District Governors Program Cordinators.

Governor Ananda Balasuriya 2010/2011 appointed Lion Ranji Hewage as Region Chairperson of region two and became the first runner-up region chairperson at the annual convention.

Past District Governor Lion Vijitha Manamperi appointed him as the District Governor chief program committee Chairperson and Chairperson MJF Night organizing committee.

Past District Governor Lion B.Janaranjan new his capabilities and appoint him as the cabinet treasurer for the year 2012/2013.

In the year 2013/2014 immediate Past District Governor Chamidu Abewickrama appointed as deputy Cabinet Secretary.

SPECIAL DISTRICT RECOGNITION

  • International President Certificate for 8 years.
  • Most energetic Lion of the year 2013/2014 and International meddle for leadership.

POSITION HELD IN ASSOCIATIONS

  • General Secretary of national Construction of Sri Lanka.
  • Director - Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Director – Chamber Of construction Industry.
  • Director- Advance Construction Training academy.
  • Director- University collage of construction Technology.
  • Director- “Ruhunu Mitra Sansadaya” in Colombo.
  • Colombo District Organizer for Sri Lanka Human Rights Organization.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Member of Management Institute of Sri Lanka. MIM (SL)
  • Fellow member,Charted Institute of Business administrators of Sri Lanka.FCBA(SL)
  • Fellow member International Institute of Management-Hong Kong. FIIM (HK)
  • Member of Ceylon Institute of Builders.

PERSONAL LIFE

He is Married to Lion Lady Malee madanayake and blessed with 3 daughters and one son.

Elders Daughter Chathurangi working at Chance Engineering (Pvt) Ltd as the Director Administration.

Second Daughter Piumi malshani study as software Engineering IIT University.

Third Daughter still studying at Sujatha vidyalaya for A/L Maths Examination.

One and only son mevan vansika studying at Lyceum International School.

2014/2015 Elected as Second Vice District Governor for Lion District 306-C1

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