Meet Our District Leaders

 
 



District Governor, 32-D
2014-2015
Rick Pressly

Lions’ Service and Awards

  • Joined the Abbeville Lions Club – August 1994
  • President of Abbeville Lions Club - 1996-97 & 2011-12
  • Region II,  Zone IIA Chairperson- 1997-99
  • Region II Chairperson – 1999-2001
  • Abbeville Lions Club Treasurer -2008-2009
  • Abbeville Lions Club Secretary/Treasurer – 2009 to 2014
  • Abbeville Lions Club Treasurer – 2014-15
  • District 32D 2nd Vice District Governor 2012-2013
  • District 32D 1st Vise District Governor 2013-2014
  • Six Years Perfect Attendance 1995-2001
  • Eleven Years Perfect Attendance 2003 to Present
  • International President’s Certificate of Appreciation: 2008-09, 2012-13, 2013-14

Personal & Professional

  • Married to Cassandra (Cass) for 44 years (They have 1 Dog, 1 Cat, & 2 Horses)
  • 26 Years US Naval Service, Retired Master Chief Petty Officer, Submarine Qualified (1957)
  • Bachelors Degree in Science from Regents College 1993
  • Masters Degree in Education from Clemson University 1999
  • Active Member – United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.(Member of two Bases)
  • Active Member of USS Razorback SS-394 Association
  • Member of the Fleet Reserve Association: 1990 to Present
  • Avid Bowler & Golfer

 

First Vice District Governor, 32-D
2014-2015 
David Dority

Lions' Service and Awards 

  • Member of The Mathews Lions Club (Since March, 2008).
  • Chaplain of The Mathews Lions Club (Since March, 2008).
  • Served as President of The Mathews Lions Club (2010-2013).
  • Became a Melvin Jones Fellow (December, 2010).
  • Served as Zone Chairperson Region II B (2011-2013).
  • Became a Dr. Franklin G. Mason Fellow (September, 2011).
  • Completed the Senior Lions Leadership Institute in Oak Brook, Illinois (November, 2011).
  • Received the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation (February, 2012).
  • Became a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow (August, 2012).
  • Became a Certified Guiding Lion (August, 2012).
  • Served as a Volunteer at the USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Tampa Bay, Florida (September, 2012).
  • Received the Leader Dogs for the Blind Bronze Founders Tribute (October, 2012).
  • Received Club President Excellence Award 2011-2012 (November, 2012).
  • Received the International President’s Membership Achievement Award for 2011-2012 (December, 2012).
  • Attended the Tennessee Lions Learning Retreat in Manchester, Tennessee (January, 2013) (January, 2014).
  • Became a Progressive Dr. Franklin G. Mason Fellow (February, 2013).
  • Received the Lions Club International Membership Key (March, 2013).
  • Served as Second Vice District Governor for District 32-D (2013-2014).
  • Became Honor Roll Member of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (July, 2013).
  • Received the Leader Dogs for the Blind Silver Founders Tribute (August, 2013).
  • Served as a Volunteer at the North Carolina Lions Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Fishing Tournament at Outer Banks, North Carolina (October, 2013).
  • Elected as First Vice District Governor for District 32-D (March 2014).
  • Became Helen Keller Member of the South Carolina Lions Foundation (April, 2014).
  • Six years of perfect club attendance (2008-2014).

Personal

  • Married to Lion Claudia for 42 years.
  • A daughter, Hollie; a son, Lion Joseph, and two grandsons, Jack and Ben.
  • Member of South Main Street Baptist Church, Greenwood, S.C.
  • Currently on Connie Maxwell Children’s Home Board of Trustees.



Second Vice District Governor, 32-D
2014-2015
Paul Dove

Lions' Service and Awards

  • Zone IV-B Chair 2011-2014
  • International President’s Service Award 2014
  • President Winnsboro Lions Club 2010/2011; 2014/2015
  • 1st Vice President Winnsboro Lions Club 2013-2014
  • Certified Guiding Lion 2014
  • Lions Advisory Committee, Storm Eye Institute 2011-
  • Lions International Youth Exchange host family 2007-
  • Marion (S.C.) “Lion of the Year” 2007
  • Founding Faculty Sponsor, Francis Marion University Lions 2006-2008
  • Sustaining Member, South Carolina Lions Foundation 2012-
  • Lions Leadership Institute of the South, Manchester, TN, 2014

Personal and Professional

  • Married to Lion Bobbie Hinson Dove
  • Two children (Shannon and Kevin) and six grandchildren
  • Francis Marion University Dean of the Library (ret)./Professor Emeritus
  • A.B. Erskine College, M.S.in L.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A. University of South Carolina
  • Treasurer, Sunday School teacher, choir member, Administrative Council, Finance Committee, Trustees---First United Methodist Church Winnsboro
  • Friends of South Carolina Libraries (FOSCL), Awards Committee chair
  • Friends of the Fairfield County Library, President
  • Fairfield County Library Commission
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Omicron Delta Kappa and Beta Phi Mu
  • Lifetime Service & Achievement Award, S. C. Library Association
  • Thunder Riders, Harley Owners’ Group, Road Captain
  • Salkehatchie Summer Service volunteer, SC United Methodist Church

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