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Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Award

Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Award

The success of the Youth Camp and Exchange Program (YCE) can be attributed to the unwavering dedication of Lions members around the world who serve as YCE Chairpersons.  These individuals recognize and believe in the importance of developing youth into global citizens in order to have a more peaceful and just world in the future. They not only serve as travel, activity and safety coordinators, but as mentors and confidants for the youth and families participating in YCE. The annual Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Award recognizes and honors those Lions who go above and beyond their duties as YCE Chairpersons.

The following individuals were selected by the International Board of Directors for their service in positively impacting the lives of young people around the world and fulfilling the Lions Clubs International mission to encourage peace and international understanding through Lions clubs. 

The Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Awardees
(Serving in 2016-2017)

Ben August

Matti Erkki Kärnä

Camilla Castiglione

Margherita Muzzi

Serkan Demirag

Kenneth Ng

Kazuo Kanai

Tateo Yamauchi

Hiromu Yoshida

Yasutaka Nagai

Isao Yoshida

Nominate Your Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson!

All official district and multiple district YCE chairpersons are eligible for the Top Ten Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson Award. Council chairpersons and district governors of single districts are encouraged to nominate the outstanding chairperson that served during the camp and exchange period in the previous fiscal year. Some considerations for this award include:

  • Exceptional service and dedication to the ideal of developing global citizens

  • Promotion of peace, international understanding and goodwill through the Youth Camp and Exchange Program

  • Number of youth hosted and sponsored for Lions youth camps and/or exchanges

  • Innovative ways to include service, youth leadership, and/or the integration of other LCI youth programs or LCI Global Causes into YCE programming. 

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