Judge Christopher “Shea” Nickell from Paducah, Kentucky, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 102nd International Convention held in Milan, Italy, July 5 through July 9, 2019. Director Nickell serves as Chief Judge Pro Tempore of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Prior to being elected in 2006, he served 22 years as a trial attorney, public advocate, prosecutor, and university instructor.
A member of the Paducah Lions Club since 1989, he has held many offices within the association, including club president, district governor, multiple district council chair, and president of the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. He was a member of the 94th Lions International Convention’s Rules Committee, co-chairperson of the 96th
Lions International Convention’s Nominations Committee, and co-parliamentarian and DG/PDG Banquet chair of the 100th Lions International Convention. He was also a faculty member
for the inaugural “Bachelor’s Degree” club-level programs of Lions University.
In recognition of his service to the association, Director Nickell has received numerous awards, including the Senior Master Key Award and several International Presidential awards. He is a member of the Kentucky Lions Hall of Fame. In addition to his Lions activities, Director Nickell has been active in many professional and community organizations.
An Eagle Scout, he has been recognized as a Kentucky Colonel, Duke of
Paducah, Honorary Captain of the Belle of Louisville, and a Sagamore of the Wabash. Director Nickell is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and his wife, Lion Carolyn S. Watson, M.D., a pathologist, is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.
TO CREATE and foster a spirit of “generous consideration” among the people of the world through a study of the problems of international relations…
PCC Bob Swett presented 3 Melvin Jones Fellows to 3 deserving Lions form the Perryville Lions Club. Lion Tony Wilder, Lion Justin Campbell and Lion Richard Campbell were the 3 recipients and have served the Perryville Community for a total of 91 years.
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