Monday, January 14, 2013
The Goose Creek Lions Club recently awarded Jerry and Clauda Mayo, long time residents of Goose Creek, with Lifetime Memberships to the International Association of Lions Clubs.
Jerry has been a member of Lions since 1963, and he and his bride of many years were deserving of this high honor.
Clauda was South Carolina State Lion of the Year both at the state level and district level. She has chaired or co-chaired several of the club’s fundraising events including Lions Fair Booth sales, Candy Day, Camp Leo student selection, eyeglasses recycling, motor cross rally, and other projects.
She has served as President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership chair, Lion Tamer and Tailtwister. She also coordinates the annual South Carolina Health screening van visits to schools in the area.
Clauda is the organizer of used eyeglasses collections and the club’s no. 1 shopper for products used in all of its fundraising events. She has arranged the Student Exchange program, which includes air travel, housing, meals, tours, service projects and social events.
Jerry is the "top flipper" at the Lion's Club booth during the Exchange Park Fair. He has served in clubs in three different states as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor, By-Laws officer and other board positions.
Jerry has served as District Governor, District Secretary, Treasurer, Zone Chairperson, and held various district level offices.
Both Jerry and Clauda assist with the drive for organ donations, South Carolina Eye Bank, and South Carolina Organ and Tissue Procurement. Jerry served as President of the Eye Bank and both of them serve as advisory board members.
Not only do they follow the motto "We Serve," this couple is the epitome of what a Lion is all about as they eat, drink, and sleep Lionism.