Welcome to the Lions of Virginia District 24D 

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district leadership 


District Governor



Tucker Casanova

 District Governor 2016-17

      Lion Tucker Casanova, Second Vice District Governor of District 24-D lives in Norfolk, Virginia. PDG Lion Donnie Johnson sponsored his membership into the Aragona-Pembroke Lions Club in 2008.  He has served in multiple positions in his club including President.

   On the District level he has served as Lions Eye Bank Liaison, Zone F chairman, Chaired Public Relations/Parades and Floats as well as the Editor of the Knight’s Vision Newsletter for four years. He is also the Zone H Director on the Board of the Lions Charity Foundation. Lion Tucker is the Lion Medical Eye Bank’s Hospital and Community Education Coordinator where he had his first taste of Lionism. He is married to his wife of more than ten years, Lion Tanya, and has two wonderful children, Alex and Taryn.



First Vice District Governor



Beth Stevens

First Vice District Governor 2016-17

  Lion Beth Stevens joined the Hampton Roads Blind Lions Branch Club in 2010. She quickly became involved by chairing projects. The following year, Beth served as the Branch Club President. In 2012, she was elected Virginia Beach Town Center – Blind Lions Club president. That year the club was recognized With the LCI World of Service Award for service to the blind and vision impaired. She has also served the club as Membership Chair. Lion Beth has served the District as Zone H Chair, Region III Chair and on the 24D Charity Foundation Board.


     Her honors include Proud Sponsor, Club Excellence, Lion of the Year, Dream Achiever’s Leadership Medal, Lions International President’s Certificate of Appreciation, and a Melvin Jones Fellowship.   

     Lion Beth began losing her eyesight in her late twenties and now only has light and dark perception. She has been happily married to Lion Mack for 23 years. They live in Virginia Beach.


Second Vice District Governor

Jeff Gaddis

Second Vice District Governor 2016-17

     Working on bio ...

Cabinet Secretary



 Ray Yannello, IPDG

Cabinet Secretary 2016-17 

    Please see biography of Lion Ray below ...

Cabinet Treasurer 


Keith Feigh

Cabinet Treasurer 2016-17


    Lion Keith's bio is on it's way ...


Immediate Past District Governor

Ray Yannello

 District Governor 2015-16



Lion Ray Yannello has been a member of the Poquoson Lions Club since January 2000 and has served the club as President on two separate occasions.  As a member of the Poquoson Lions Club he has served as Chairman of various committees such Broom Sales, Peace Poster, Bland, Constitution & By-Laws, PediaVision, Newsletter, Seafood Festival, Traveling Leo, and Installation Night.  He has served District 24-D as Zone B Chair, Zone B-West Chair, Region I Bland Chair, Region I Chair, Cabinet Treasurer twice, First and Second VDG. He has also served as the Zone B Director to the District 24-D Charity Foundation, Zone B Representative to the Eyeglass Recycling Center of SE Virginia, a Director of the Lions Mobile Sight & Hearing Unit, and a Director for the Virginia Hearing Foundation.

     Lion Ray was recognized by his club as a Melvin Jones Fellow in 2011, received a Commendation & Recognition Award by the Poquoson City Council in 2012, received the Community Builders Award from Masonic Lodge #49 in 2013, and was awarded Lions International President’s Certificate of Appreciation in 2013

      Lion Ray retired in 1998 from the U.S. Army after serving for 24 years and having served in Germany for 11 years, plus a deployment for Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm where he was awarded a Bronze Star.  He is currently employed by Chenega Federal Systems.  He is a lifetime member and past Commander of American Legion Post 273, lifetime member of VFW, DAV, AUSA, and MOAA.

      He has been married to the lovely Jean Kane since 1980. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.


















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