Lion Carolyn Messier, PID

Welcome, Lions, Families and Friends!

The Lions of Multiple District 23, Connecticut, USA, are proud to present our endorsed candidate for Third International Vice President 2017-2018, Lion Carolyn A. Messier, Past International Director.

We look forward to sharing this dedicated Lion with the world as she advances in the leadership of our Association.

Please allow us, through this website, to show you why we believe Lion Carolyn can “Make a Difference” in the world of Lionism.

Lion Alan Daninhirsch, PCC, Campaign Manager
Multiple District 23

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A Message from the Lion Carolyn to Lions Around the World

"I became a Lion to make a difference. I stay a Lion because we do! When I became a Lion, nearly twenty six years ago, I had no idea that the "difference" would be so positive and so profound, impacting so many lives, including my own."
 
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  • Lion Marie Salpietro (far left) nominates her sister Lion Carolyn Messier (far left) for the office of LCI Vice President. Listening in are (l-r) Lion Normand Messier, PDG; Lion ??, Council Secretary-Treasurer; and Lion ??, MD-23 Council Chair.

Lion Marie Salpietro Nominates Her Sister for LCI Vice President

"I am here to talk to you about my sister who is asking the multiple district to endorse her for Vice President of Lions International. I am very proud and honored to nominate my sister, Carolyn Messier for the office of Vice President."
 
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On The Road to International President

"The time is now, we're ready and we have the candidate that is perfect for the job. Past International Director (PID) Lion Carolyn Messier is not only the right candidate, but she is the right candidate as we move forward into the next 100 years."
 
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Leading Lady

  • First woman to join the Windsor Locks Lions Club in 1990.
  • Served as president of the Windsor Locks Lions Club 1995-1996.
  • First woman Cub Master, Pack 261, growing the pack from 8 to 125 scouts in just one year.
  • Key member of a State planning committee for inter-district, open choice education for children in urban areas.
  • Wrote, produced and directed a promotional video for the Lions Low Vision Centers in Connecticut.
  • Authored a resource guide for the blind and visually impaired clients in Connecticut.
  • District Governor 2004-2005
  • MD 23 Council Chairperson 2005-2006
  • MD 23 Council Secretary Treasurer 2007-2010
  • Presenter and Moderator at several USA/Canada Forums
  • USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Committee in Memphis 2009
  • First woman to serve as International Director from Connecticut and New England in 2011-2013
  • MD 23 Advisor for Lions Quest
  • Board Appointee 2014-2015
  • Founding Member of Lions KidSight USA committee

Recognitions

  • Membership Key Award
  • District Membership Award
  • District Governor Recognitions
  • Two LCIF Helping Hands Awards
  • International President’s Certificates of Appreciation
  • International Leadership Medals
  • Four International President’s Medals
  • International Directors Recognition Award
  • Ambassador of Good Will
  • Life Member of Lions Clubs International
  • Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow
  • CT Knight of the Blind
  • CT Progressive Ambassador of Sight
  • Loyal Shepherd Fellow
  • W.P. Woods Fellow
  • Richard T. Miyamoto Fellow
  • Volunteer Recognition Award from President Obama for work with the blind and service to Lions International
  • Recognized by State of Connecticut Governors Rowland, Rell, and Malloy for her exceptional volunteer service in the United States and at LCI
  • Recognized by the Boy Scouts of America for service to Scouting
“Lion Carolyn is the glue that keeps MD23 together. She is the force that keeps us energized. I am honored to be a part of her momentum!”
Lion Tom Sullivan, DG, District 23-A