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  District  5 SE
John Emmett
5SE DG Lion John Emmett 
38280 129th St
     Aberdeen, SD  57401
    Home: 605-225-5553
    Cell: 605-228-4075
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WELCOME To Lions District 5SE

We are located on the eastern side of South Dakota; part of the MD5 District. We currently have 43 Lions, 3 Liones Clubs, as well as 1200 members in the District. 
   Our District Governor for the Lions Year 2018-2019 is Lion John Emmett

     District Governor John Emmett was born and raising in SE Wyoming graduating from Laramie Senior High School and the University of Wyoming with both a BS and MS degrees.  He moved to Aberdeen, SD in 1987 after teaching in West Central Wyoming for 10 years.  Upon arriving in Aberdeen, he became the Director and Business Manager for the Hub Area Multi District Technical School.  He retired in 2010 after more than 33 years in the education field. 

     John was a high school and college football official for 41 years following a four year playing career at the University of Wyoming.  In his career he has refereed eight state championship games and three NCAA national playoff games, and the Mineral Water Bowl.  John is also an avid ham radio operator and woodworker.

     John has been very active in Lions since joining the Lander, WY Lions in 1981.  Since that time, he has been “through the chairs” in his local clubs twice, has been secretary for over 15 years, has been Zone Chairman several times, Region Chairman twice, and Cabinet Secretary.  Lion Emmett has been part of the District 5SE and District 15B cabinet for over 15 years.  He has been voted the Lion of the Year six times by his fellow members.  He is a Melvin Jones Fellow, a Guiding Lion and has received the Howard Hanson Memorial Award from the SD Lions Foundation as well as two International Lions President’s awards.

     John and his wife Cathy have been married 41 years.  They have three adult children and six grandchildren.