DG Lion Christy is the spouse of PDG Al Kroell for 34 years, son of PDG Judy Arribere Woolley. Lion Christy was born in Manila, Philippines. Her mother, Ching Arevalo is living with her and was a former Charter member of Squaw Valley Mountain Lions Club. Christy has 3 brothers. She moved here in the USA in 1986. Lion Christy and PDG Al got married in October 10,1987 and have 3 children and 3 beautiful granddaughters.
DG Lion Christy graduated in 1984 in the Philippine Women’s University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design and in 2015 earned 2 associate degrees in business accounting at Reedley College. She lives in Squaw Valley, CA and she owns a small laser engraving business that won 2 National Awards and is very proud of the “Sargent Shriver Achievement Award for Veterans Serving America.” She loves to cook, sing, dance, play musical instruments, outdoors, workouts, crafting, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and scuba diving.
DG Lion Christy joined Fresno Host Lions Club in August of 2005. She has held numerous offices at the club and district levels. She is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Lifetime Member of Lions Eye Foundation, and a Lead Trustee for District 4A2, Helen Keller Fellow, Harry J Aslan Fellow and Donald E. Snyder Fellow.
Lion Christy and PDG Al brought the Diabetic Youth Foundation/ Bearskin Meadow Camp to their District 4A2 after attending the Lions Club International Convention in Seattle. Christy attended numerous Lions Club International Conventions (12x), MD4 Conventions / MD4 District meetings since 2005, District 4A2 Conventions and District meetings since 2005, attended and graduated the MD4 training at Harris Ranch in 2007, attended the USA/Canada Forums (9x). Has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at the Lions University 2019 in Spokane, WA. Graduated at the ALLI Stampede 2015 and ALLI Moving on Up 2022 in Calgary, Canada, and attended the Multiple District Convention 2016 in the Philippines. Also attended a medical mission in the Philippines in July of 2018 with PDG Lion Josie Harrison, mother of the famous comedian, JoKoy.
Christy has been honored with awards too numerous to mention. Christy is passionate in giving back to her community and others. Christy is proud to be a lion and always there to SERVE others. “WE SERVE” and her motto for her year:
“Be the Change: Keep Trying, Keep Moving, Keep Inspiring”
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