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District 5M-2 Lions

On a Mission to Serve
Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.

Welcome to 5M-2!

5M-2 District Governor
Christy Trutnau
Jordan, MN

I have been a Lion for 14 1/2 years and I am a member of the Jordaness Lions Club. I am a single mother of 4 children (Kallie (29), husband Peter, Cody (28), Casey (23 deceased), Kortney (22), with a new grandbaby coming in August, 2023.

I have taken several leadership courses including: RLLI (Regional Lion Leadership Institute); Advanced Lions Leadership Institute), FDI (Faculty Development Institute); Train the Trainer, received her Bachelors and Masters degree with Lions University. I was a Guiding Lion for the Waconia Dandylions. I presented at the Northern Pride Forum. I have attended many conventions such as the Mid Winter Convention; Multiple Convention and International Conventions. I was a five year foundation member of the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation.

Being a DG has been a long-time dream of mine and it has finally happened.

I am very excited to serve as your District Governor of 5M-2 and am ready to "Spread my Wings"! 

LEADERSHIP - The Lions Club thrives because of strong leaders with diverse backgrounds. The 5M-2 district is no different! The strong club leaders, volunteers and members serve the community with pride!  

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International President
Dr. Patti Hill
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dr. Patti Hill from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was elected to serve as international president of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 105th International Convention, July 7 through July 11, 2023.

International President Hill is president of a consulting firm. With 30 years of experience as an educator and psychologist, she has mentored graduate students and psychologists in training. She has also championed the rights of children and youth who are deaf and/or blind.

A member of the Edmonton Host Lions Club since 1990, International President Hill has held many offices within the association, including district chairperson for Membership, Environment, Convention and International Cooperation and Understanding. Additionally, she has served as a committee member for the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum, multinational coordinator for Campaign SightFirst II, secretary for the Lions Eyebank (Alberta) Society, Vice President of the Lions Eye Research Institute of Northern Alberta and presenter at many forums and conventions. Dr Hill is a founding member of the Lions of Canada Consultative Committee.

In recognition of her service to the association, International President Hill has received numerous awards, including several International President’s Awards. She has been honored with the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, and recipient of numerous other fellowships.

In addition to her Lions activities, International President Hill is active in numerous professional, human rights, and community organizations. In the past, she served as an executive officer of the Alberta Association of School Psychologists and the Association of Canadian Educators of the Hearing Impaired. International President Hill has also served on the Alberta Premier’s Council on Persons with Disabilities.

International President Hill and her husband, Greg Holmes, also a Lion, enjoy time with their family which has grown to include Pieter, Carley and grandson Alexander, Erin, Mike and granddaughter, Violet, and Jessica and Mitch.


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