Monday, December 13, 2004

Dr. Wing-Kun TAM

Dr. Wing-Kun Tam, of Hong Kong, China, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association's 86th International Convention, held in Denver, Colorado, USA, June 30-July 4, 2003. Director Tam is the chairperson of an air transportation company.
A member of the Mt. Cameron Lions Club since 1981, Director Tam has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chair, region chair, district governor, 1992 International Convention Host and Bidding chair, Campaign SightFirst multinational secretary coordinator and recording secretary, District Governor-elect Seminar group leader, SightFirst China Action executive chair, International Convention Bidding Committee executive chair, LCIF Executive Committee member, LCIF Public Relations Committee member and five-time board appointee.
In recognition of his service to the association he has received numerous awards, including the 100% District Governor Award, two International President's Certificates of Appreciation, thirteen International President's Awards, the International Lion of the Year Award (2003) and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor bestowed upon association members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lion activities, Director Tam is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including serving as chairperson of the Task Force on Psychotropic Substance Abuse, the Endangered Species Advisory Committee and the Dragon Foundation Fund Raising Panel; member of the Promotion of Civic Education Committee, the Action Committee Against Narcotics, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, Friends of the Chest Executive Committee, Hong Kong; and Hong Kong Convention Ambassador (since 1995). In the past, he was member and chair of numerous boards and committees, as well as a Hong Kong District Affairs advisor. Director Tam is the recipient of the of Her Majesty The Queen's Badge of Honor, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and of the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government. He is a non-official Justice of the Peace in HKSAR.
Director Tam and his wife, Irene, also a Melvin Jones Fellow, have three children.

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