Meet FVDG Barbara Sorkin
2013-2014 First Vice District Governor
4053 Sabin Drive
Rootstown, OH 44272
FVDG Barbara has been a Lion for 10 years and has had perfect attendance for all those years. She joined the organiza-tion as a member of the Rootstown Lions Club in 2002. Lion Barbara has been on the Board of Directors of the Rootstown Club from 2003, as a Director, the three positions of VP and served as President in ‘07-’08, and Secretary for 3 years, re-ceiving 100% Secretary Award for each year. In 2008-2009 she was appointed to the Cabinet on the State Committee for the Ohio band and served 2 years on that committee. She served as Zone 3 Chairperson from 2010 to 2012.
FVDG Barbara received a Lion of the Year Award in 2004-05; a
Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 2008; 4 Presi-dent Appreciation
Awards; 2 chairperson Award; and became a Certified Guiding Lion on
January 16, 2011. In march, 2012, she received a college degree of
Lions Leadership Scholar from Lions International and at the State
Convention in 2012 received one of the first “O”rientation Awards.
SVDG Barbara has attended every District Convention since becoming a Lion and has also attended State Conven-tions, Leadership Schools, and 3 Winter Retreats. She has sponsored 2 new members and helped with the organization of a new District club.
FVDG Barbara has been associated with the Rootstown Lions Club since 1967 when her late husband joined the club until 1983. She was a secretary for many years and then owned a music store for 20 years until retirement. In her spare time she has always enjoyed sewing and for over 30 years has made lap robes for charity work from her friends leftover pieces of fabric.