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2nd Vice District Governor Duke Dunham

Charles “Duke” Dunham was born in Vallejo, CA at Vallejo General Hospital which is now a 7-11 Store. In his younger years, he had the opportunity to travel with his family and study in Jakarta, Indonesia and Vientiane, Laos.

Duke started his career as a Machinist Apprentice at Mare Island Shipyard. After the shipyard closed, he was went to work for Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez. He has held several positions and currently is a Hazardous Waste Coordinator.
Duke was sponsored into Lions by his father-in-law, Jack Ong in 1991. He has held the offices of Club President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair, Student Speaker Chair, Sight Savers Chair and served on the Board of Directors. He has sponsored five (5) Lions.

Duke has been a Zone Chair and is Past President of the Lions Center for the Visually Impaired. He currently serves on the Board of The Lions Closet and is an advisor to the Lions Eye Foundation.

Duke has attended Lions Clubs International and Multiple District 4 Conventions and Multiple District 4 Leadership Training at Harris Ranch.

He is a “Patron of Sight” from Lions in Sight of CA/NV, is an “All Fellows" with the Student Speakers Foundation, a Lions Eye Foundation Life Member and a Don Stanaway Fellow, has an Abdul award from Canine Companions and is a Life Member of the Lions Center for the Visually Impaired.

Duke is a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Duke is married to Teri who is also a Lion and a Melvin Jones Fellow. They have as son and granddaughter who live in Georgetown, CA. Duke and Teri live in Pittsburg, CA with their niece, Heather. He and Teri love to travel.