CAROLYN A. MESSIER
Carolyn A. Messier, from Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 94th International Convention, held in Seattle, Washington, USA July 4-8, 2011.
Director Messier is the executive director of the Lions Low Vision Center and a low vision therapist.
A member of the Windsor Locks Lions Club, and a Lion since 1990, she has held many offices within the association, including club president, cabinet secretary, zone chair, region chair, district membership chair, leadership development chair, vice district governor, district governor, council chair and council secretary/treasurer. She also served as a member of the Memphis USA/Canada Forum Committee, a presenter at the Faculty Development Institute, six DG/VDG schools and several district/state conventions/conferences and a presenter or moderator at five USA/Canada Forums.
In recognition of her service to the association, she has received numerous awards including the Club Lion of the Year, 100% Club President Award, two International President’s Certificates of Appreciation, an International President’s Leadership Award and an International President’s Medal. She is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to her Lions activities, Director Messier is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including being a member of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired and a board member for the Fidelco Lions Advisory Board and the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation. She has also served as Loyal Shepherd Fellow of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and has been honored by the Board of Education Services for the Blind for Outstanding Work with the Visually Impaired.
Director Messier and her husband, Normand, also a Lion and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have one son.