Howard Hudson from Santa Barbara, California was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 98th International Convention held in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 26 through 30, 2015.
Director Hudson is a certified public accountant.
A member of the Santa Barbara Host Lions Club since 1981, he has held many offices within the association, including club president, club secretary, club treasurer, district governor, cabinet secretary, cabinet treasurer , and multiple district extension chairperson.
In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including the Lions Canine Companions for Independence Life Membership and Fellowship, Builder Key Award, the Senior Builder Key Award, five International President’s Certificates of Appreciation and two International President’s Awards. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lions activities, Director Hudson is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including Bugles Across America,
Brookmore Apartment Corp., Front Porch Communities & Services, Surgical Eye Expeditions International and the First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara.
Director Hudson and his wife, Lynn, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons and two grandsons.