1st VDG Falguni Patel
Lion Falguni Patel was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia, Central Africa and is the only child
to Mr. Joe and Late Bina Patel. She currently resides in Lemoore, CA with her wonderful and
service-oriented family: husband, PDG Lion Dr. Chiragkumar “Kevin” Patel and three children:
Leo-Lion Shriani (a UC Riverside Graduate), Leo- Lion Mannati (Sophomore at Fresno State), and Leo Dev (Freshman at UCLA). Her Lionistic journey began shortly after her marriage in 1996 and initially joined the Karamsad Lioness Club of District 323-F1, then moved to Nadiad Lions Club of District 323-F2 (the largest club in the District with over 300 members) and then finally transferred to Hanford Breakfast Lions Club.
Since her membership, Lion Falguni has served in various leadership and committee positions from the Club level as a Secretary, Membership Chair, Vice President, and President, to District level as a Zone and Region Chair, CLF Coordinator and GMT Family and Women Specialist. She has also attended many District Conventions around the world, 3 USA/Canada Leadership Forums, Charter USA / Canada Leo Leadership Forum and 7 International Conventions (including the Centennial celebration in Chicago), all through which she has been very thankful for the amazing friendships, service, and fellowship she has gained. Lion Falguni is currently serving as the District’s Director for California Lions Foundation. She is also an Associate Member for the West Coast Indian Cyber Lions Club, a first of a kind, where a club was revived and turned to a Cyber, plus a Specialty Cultural Club.
Throughout her Lion years, Lion Falguni has received numerous awards including a Harry Aslan Award (2015), Melvin Jones Fellow (2016), Best Zone Chair in the Multiple (2017), Region Chair Excellence Award (2018), District Lion of the Year (2018), MD-4 Excellence Award (2018), and was Nominated for Lion of the Year from the Multiple (2019).
Apart from being a very active Lion, she enjoys cooking, reading autobiographies, customizing, and shopping traditional Indian outfits, cultural activities, and expanding her geographical
knowledge through traveling (good thing she is in an international organization).
Lion Falguni is ready to serve with:
“Vision, Courage, Passion, Integrity, Hope, but most importantly with Kindness”
PO Box 652, Lemoore, CA 93245
C: 559 270-8307
2nd VDG Christy Kroell
Lion Christy Kroell is the spouse of PDG Al Kroell, son of
PDG Judy Arribere Woolley. Christy was born in Manila, Philippines. Her father Sal Arevalo (deceased), her mother, Ching Arevalo is still residing inthe Philippines and were former Charter members of Squaw Valley Mountain Lions Club. Christy has 3 brothers. Christy graduated in 1984 in the Philippine Women’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and in 2015 earned 2 Associates’
Degrees in Business Accounting at Reedley College. Christy 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.” Christy loves to sing, dance, play
musical instruments, outdoors, workouts, crafting, crocheting, knitting, and gardening. Christy joined Fresno Host Lions Club in August of 2005. Christy has held numerous offices at the club and district levels. Christy is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Lifetime Member of Lions Eye Foundation,
became an Advisor since 2012, Trustee, now Lead Trustee for District 4A2, a Helen Keller Fellow and also she is a Harry J Aslan Fellow. Christy and Al brought the Diabetic Youth Foundation/ Bearskin Meadow Camp to the District after attending the Lions Club International Convention in Seattle. Christy attended numerous Lions Club International Convention MD4 Conventions/ MD4 District meetings, District 4A2 Conventions and District meetings, and USA/Canada Forums. 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” “
“Be the Change: Keep Trying, Keep Moving, Keep Inspiring”
38207 Shorewood Lane, Squaw Valley, CA 93675