About District Governor Walter Juarez
4 A2 GOVERNOR 2013-14
WALTER "WALT" JUAREZ
"PROUD TO BE A LION, PROUD TO SERVE"
Governor Walt was born in San Jose, California. Walt was raised in Foster Homes and Orphanages from the age of two until graduating from High School in 1967. In 1967, Walt enlisted in the US Army. Walt served two Tours of Duty in Viet Nam 1968 and 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1970.
In 1972 Governor Walt began a career with the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer. Walt worked at the Soledad State Prison, Soledad, California State Prison at Chino, Los Angeles County State Prison, Lancaster and at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga. Walt retired from the Department of Corrections in 2003 after 32 years of service at the level of Associate Warden.
Walt has attended the Leadership Institute at Harris Ranch and has attended the USA/Canada Forums in Anchorage, Alaska and Tampa Bay Florida. Walt is also a Certified Guiding Lion and is on the MD4 Global Membership Team.
In 2005 Walt joined the Visalia Host Lions. He was the Clubs President in 2009/10, Zone Chairman in 2010/11. In 2010/11 Walt was named District Zone Chair of the year in for District 4A2 and District Lion of the Year in 2010/2011. Walt is a Harry J. Aslan Fellow and a Melvin Jones Fellow. Walt's motto is "Proud to be a Lion, Proud to Serve". Governor Walt is proud to have served his country, proud to have served the state of California and he is proud to be to be your District Governor for 2013-14.
Governor Walt is married to Lion Rebecca Juarez of the Visalia Host Lions. Together they have three boys, three girls and seven Grand Children.
About Lions District 4-A2 & the World!
Lions are everywhere. We're active men and women in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.
The Lions Club of District 4-A2 is a group of 60 Lions Clubs. We are located in the central & southern part of the great San Joaquin Valley in the geographical center of the State of California.
We are a part of the world wide benevolent organization known as Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Our International headquarters is located in Oakbrook, Illinois with over 16,000 clubs located all over the globe.
Lions Clubs International Headquarters
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
Click Here for a Fact Sheet describing what Lions and Lions Clubs do.
Our motto is "We Serve".
Here are just a few of the many projects we are involved in or support:
- Canines Companions for Independence
- City of Hope
- Ear of the Lion Hearing Foundation
- Guide Dogs of the Desert
- Kases for Kids - A Program of Helping Kids who are taken from their homes into protective custody.
- Leader Dogs for the Blind
- Lions Camp at Teresita Pines
- Lions Eye Foundation of California-Nevada Inc.
- Lions Flag Day (A History)
- Lions Rose Float
- Lions Hope Foundation
- Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children, Inc.
- Lions Sight and Gearing of Southern California
- Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
- Student Speaker Foundation
- Western Lions Ear Foundation
- White Can Day, Inc.
- California Lions Youth Exchange
For more information regarding MD-4 endorsed projects, please visit: http://www.md4lions.org/projects.html