Judy Hankom, from Hampton, Iowa, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 95th International Convention, held in Busan, Korea June 22-26, 2012.
Director Hankom is a retired assistant business manager for the Hampton-Dumont Community School District.
A member of the Hampton Lions Club since 2001, she has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chair, district governor, council chair, district and multiple district women’s membership chair, and district extension chair. She has also served as chair of the First Lions Women’s Symposium in Iowa, Great Plains Lions Leadership Institute faculty member, Club Excellence Process facilitator, Campaign SightFirst II Group coordinator, Iowa KidSight screening volunteer and Special Olympics Opening Eyes volunteer.
In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards including the club Lion of the Year, Iowa Lions Foundation Warren Coleman Honorary Award, International President’s Award, International President’s Leadership Medal and five International President’s Certificates of Appreciation. She is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to her Lions activities, Director Hankom is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including former chair of the Trinity Lutheran parish board and past president of the Hampton Public Library board.
Director Hankom and her husband, Ron, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have three children and two grandchildren.