Grand Marshal 2022
Lon Hannah has been a Cowboy and Western musician for over 30 years. Along
with his father, Joe Hannah, and his uncle, Jack Hannah, he was a member of the Award-Winning Western group, Sons of the San
Joaquin. The ‘Sons’ have performed in 29 of our United States, along with Canada, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland
and Japan. The band has won four Wrangler Awards, essentially a Western Grammy award, from the National Cowboy and Western
Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Lon continues to widen his entertainment
horizons. He has been cast as Sheriff Tackett in a western movie entitled “Above Snakes”. He has the starring
role as he works to solve the disappearance of several young men in an Arizona town circa 1900. Lon has also co-written the
theme song for the faith forward family movie “Lost Outlaw,” which has been picked up by Bridgestone Multimedia
for distribution worldwide. He performs the song on the soundtrack and has the part of the bartender, playing guitar and singing
onscreen in a couple of scenes.
For his portrayal of Sheriff Tacket in
“Above Snakes”, Lon has had three nominations for Best Actor in a Feature from the Oniros Film Awards in New York,
Europe Independent Movie Festival in London, and The Wild Bunch Film Festival in Wilcox, Arizona. Lon won a “Best Actor
in a Feature” honors at the Europe Independent Movie Festival in London.
co-writing the theme to the faith based film, “Lost Outlaw”, Lon Has received a nomination for Best Score/Song
(Western Feature Film) in The Wild Bunch Film Festival.
and Western music solo or with his band, San Joaquin Junction, remains his passion.
4-A2 District Govenor 2022
Lion Falguni Patel
I, Lion Falguni Patel was born and raised
in Zambia, Africa. I started as a Lioness in India in 1996, and then became a Lion in Karamsad & then in Nadiad Lions
Club. It had 300+ members, the largest club in the District at that time. Transferred to Hanford Breakfast Lions Club and
an Associate of West Coast Indian Cyber Lions Club since 2018 originally called Terrabella.
My husband and I live in Lemoore, CA. Worked for 2 Franchise
motels. Owned an Indian restaurant, Hotel and currently I am a Long Term Care Ombudsman for Kings & Tulare Counties. We
have 3 children (Shriani, Mannati and Dev) all community service oriented and are currently Leo-Lions.
I have served in various positions at Club, District
and now Multiple levels. In 2015-2016 became a President the same time the Hanford Leo Club was chartered, Twice Secretary
and Zone Chair, Membership Chair, Region Chair, District Global Membership Trainer (GMT) Family & Women, Director for
California Lions Foundation (CLF), Advisor for Lions Eye Foundation (LEF) and a First Vice District Governor.
Have had the pleasure to serve on 2 club committees.
Student Speaker Chair and Co-chair for Highway Cleanup.
Whilst serving was awarded some recognition which I am proud of. Harry Aslan and Melvin Jones Fellowships,
Best Zone Chair at State Level, Region Chair Excellence, District Lion of the Year, and a MD-4 Excellence Award all in 2018.
Was nominated for State Level Lion of the Year in 2019. Honored to receive a Don Stanway Fellowship in 2020.
My hobbies are reading autobiographies of especially
Freedom Fighters, organising cultural activities, cooking and expanding my geographical knowledge through traveling.
With the support of you all and keeping in mind our
incoming International President (2022-2023) Lion Brian Sheehan's Theme "Together We Can" will serve our District
with Vision, Passion, Courage and most of all Kindness.
My theme for the year will be: "Blooming in Service!"