Immediate Past District Governor Linda Barbara
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Lion Linda was born in in Phoenix, Arizona. She lived and attended schools in Arizona until she moved to California to continue her education and her career in the field of semiconductor technology.
After 20 years in her semiconductor career, she retired and moved to Discovery Bay in 2005 with her husband. She then bought "Curves for Women", a health fitness studio. It was then that she was invited to join the Byron Delta Lions Club and has enjoyed being a member for 17 years.
She has served as:
Club President twice
Director several times
Editor of the club newsletter
Lion of the Year 4 times
Zone Chair twice and Region Chair
Lion Linda was Chairperson of the Lions Hearing Foundation for 3 years at the district level, and is also very much involved with the vision program in the district and vision screening certification as part of PID Bill Iannaccone's certification team
Linda is a Melvin Jones Fellow, a Kay K. Fukushima founding member, and a Harry Aslan Fellow for her work with speakers’ contest in her district and most recently received the Multiple District Excellence award in 2019-2020
In August 2021 Lion Linda was awarded with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through Lions University at the USA/Canada Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Lion Linda has also received an International President Award of Appreciation.
Linda’s slogan is "Serving others changes lives".
Lion Linda has been married to her husband, Bruce, for 47 years and they have been blessed with two daughters and four wonderful grandchildren.