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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Incoming International Lion President Jung-Yul Choi of Busan, Republic of Korea, and his wife visited Little Rock Aug. 5 and 6, according to a news release from HSV Evening Lions Club.

Aug. 6 was Lions Day at World Services for the Blind for Choi. "WSB CEO Sharon Giovanazzo graciously opened WSB for all Lions to meet there for tours of the facility and a meeting with Lion President Choi," the release said.

Choi was elected to serve as international president of Lions Clubs International at the association's 102nd International Convention in Milan, Italy, July 5-9. A member of the Busan Jae-il Lions Club since 1977, Choi has held many offices within the association, including club president, cabinet secretary, district governor and international director, the release said.

In recognition of his service to the association, Choi has received numerous awards, including the Humanitarian Partnership; Senior Master Key Award; 100 Percent District Governor Award; multiple International President's Leadership Awards; multiple International President's Awards; and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members, the release said.

While in Little Rock, Choi met with several members of local Lions clubs. He emphasized that being a Lion meant leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. "It is 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives," the release said.

For more information, call club President Morris Gotschall at 501-209-9045 or the membership chair, Jack Wells, at 501-984-3175, or visit

Society on 08/11/2019

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