Pictured is Lion Jim Faust, who received the Lion of the Year Award for Zone Seven. (Submitted photo)
Pictured is Lion Jim Faust, who received the Lion of the Year Award for Zone Seven. (Submitted photo)
The District Lions Convention was held recently at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash. One of the most prestigious special awards presented was the Lion of the Year trophy. This award is given to a Lion from each of the zones, and it recognizes outstanding service and involvement in the Lions organization.

This year’s winner in Zone Seven was Lion Jim Faust from the Lynchburg Lions Club. Faust has been a Lion for nearly 51 years, and he has served in many positions of leadership and service.

Faust currently serves as the state trustee for the Ohio Lions Foundation, and he is the district parliamentarian for cabinet meetings and other special events. He has coordinated many club activities over the years and chaired numerous district convention business sessions.

Faust has previously served as zone chairman, and he has attended many district and state Lions events. He has conducted numerous Lions educational training sessions and also provided musical specials at conventions and cabinet meetings.

He and his wife, Karen, live on the home farm near Pricetown in Highland County. Faust has been an educator for 51 years, and he has been active on many boards and committees. He continues to serve the community and church in a variety of ways.