Meet Our District Leaders


District Governor, 32-D
Catherine Young

Lions’ Service & Awards

  • 2nd Vice District Governor 32D 2011-2012
  • Zone IA Chairperson 2009-2011
  • International President's Certificate of Appreciation
  • First Lady President of Joanna Lions Club 
  • Club President Excellence Award 2007-2008
  • Joanna Lions Club’s Lion of the Year 2008
  • Lions Allen & Catherine served on the Storm Eye Institute Committee from 2004 - 2011. Recognized for accomplishments.
  • Seven years of perfect attendance
  • Lion Catherine is an enthusiastic and loyal member who supports all activities of Joanna Lions Club

Personal & Professional

  • Married to her husband, Lion Allen for 54 years
  • One daughter, Cathy, a son, Allen Jr., and three grandchildren
  • Active member of Hurricane Baptist Church, church organist for 54 years
  • Taught piano and organ for 42 years
  •  Staff organist for Gray Funeral Home and Volunteers to play the piano at Nursing and Retirement Homes




First Vice District Governor, 32-D
Rick Pressly

Lions’ Service & Awards

  • Region II Chairperson     1999-2001
  • Region II, Zone IIA Chairperson 1997-1999
  • President of the Abbeville Lions Club 1996-97 & 2011-12
  • Joined Abbeville Lions Club – August 1994
  • Treasurer – Abbeville Lions Club 2008-2009
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Abbeville Lions Club 2009-Present
  • International President’s Commendation 2008-2009
  • Six Years Perfect Attendance – 1995-2001
  • Eight Years Perfect Attendance – 2003 to Present

Personal & Professional

  • Married to Cassandra (Cass) for 42 Years
  • Retired Master Chief Petty Officer, Submarine Qualified, US Navy, W/26 Years Service
  • Bachelors Degree in Science from Regents College 1993    
  • Masters Degree in Education from Clemson University 1999
  • Active Member - United States Submarine Veterans, Inc.    
  • Active Member and Current Treasurer of USS Razorback SS-394 Association
  • Member of the Fleet Reserve Association 1990 to Present    
  • Avid Bowler & Golfer


Second Vice District Governor, 32-D
David Dority

Lions' Service and Awards 

  • Joined The Mathews Lions Club (March, 2008)        
  • Elected as Chaplain of The Mathews Lions Club (March, 2008)
  • Served as President of The Mathews Lions Club (2010-2013)    
  • Received The Melvin Jones Fellowship (December, 2010)
  • Served as Zone Chairperson Region II B (2011-2013)
  • Received the Dr. Franklin G. Mason Fellowship (September, 2011)
  • Attended the Senior Lions Leadership Institute in Oak Brook, II (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)
  • Attended the USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Tampa Bay, Florida (September, 2012)
  • Received the Leader Dogs for the Blind Founders Tribute (October, 2012)
  • Attended the S.C. Lions Eye Research Symposium at Storm Eye Institute, MUSC, Charleston, S.C. (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)
  • Elected as Second Vice District Governor for District 32 (February, 2013)
  • Became a Progressive Dr. Franklin G. Mason Fellow (February, 2013)
  • Received Membership Key (March 2013)

Personal and Professional

  • Married to Lion Claudia for 41 years.
  • A daughter, Hollie; a son, 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
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Clemson University


  • Master of Divinity Degree from Erskine Theological Seminary
District 32-D

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