Chicago, July 26: Raymond Jachim governor of District 1-A, Mother District of Lionism chose Terry D'Souza as a North Sector Coordinator to assist Vice District Governor. Under her leadership Terry has 8 zones with 40 clubs. Her goal is to concentrate on communication between clubs and District Officers to see further growth of lionism in this district. So far this district have 3 Indian origin lions clubs namely - The Forest Kala Sampath Lions Club, Chicago Indo-US Lions Club and Flossmoor Roshni Lions Club.
Lion Terry D’Souza joined the Broadview Kala Sampath Lions Club as a charter member and has been a member of the Board of Directors, Vice-President, President, Co-Secretary, Membership Chair, Tail Twister, and this year is the secretary of the club and has maintained perfect attendance for the last 13 years. She has been a Zone Chairperson for 4 years, USA/Canada Chairperson for 3 years. The club has honored her with a Lions Clubs International Melvin Jones Fellow and Lions of Illinois Foundation Fellow. In 2006 Broadview Kala Sampath Lions Club merged with The Forest Lions Club and now this club is known as The Forest Kala Sampath Lions Club. Lion Terry has chaired many committees, including Community Service Award Committee. Last year Lion Terry received Life Time Voluntary Service Award from President George Bush for her dedication and hard work in Indian Community in Chicago. She has also received several appreciation awards from several past district governors for her lionistic work.
Lion Terry has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is retired after working for 31 years as Administrator for Cook County Hospital now called Stroeger Hospital in Chicago.
Lion Terry is married to Past District Governor Lion Austin D’Souza Prabhu and served District 1-A as a First Lady in 2004-05. While Lion Austin was Multiple District1, State of Illinois Vice Council Chairman, Lion Terry entertained Council Spouses by arranging various activities during council meetings. Lion Terry has four children – Anita, Anil and Atina who are lions and Angel is a Leo.