First VDG Lion Jim Ryan has been a Lion for over 26 years. His first 18 years in Lions, he was a member of the Grand Island Lions Club near Buffalo, NY. He served as Club President, Club Secretary, Board Member and chairman of numerous committees. At the District level, he served as Co-Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee, District Reporter and Assistant Editor of the district newsletter, and Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer. Since moving to Virginia in 2004, he has been the Zone Chairman of Region 3, Zone 2, 2nd Vice District Governor, President, Tail Twister and Director of the Reston Lions Club. He resides in Herndon with his wife Lion Anne.