Lester Dean Wins Irwin-Crumbly Award
Paulding-West Cobb Lion Lester Dean was presented with the Ervin Crumbley Award at the Georgia Lions State Convention, held at the Atlanta Airport Hilton May 26-28.
The Ervin Crumbley Award is the highest honor that the Lions of Georgia can bestow upon a Lion. It recognizes the Lion’s outstanding, life-long service and leadership to the Lions of Georgia.
Lester has been a Lion for forty years. He has served in all positions of his local club, including being President 6 times. He has served on many District committees and was District Governor in 1998-99. He is the incoming President of the Paulding-West Cobb Club.
Lester is a retired educator. He taught math, coached, and was an administrator in Cobb County Schools for thirty years. After that, he taught math and became the administrator of the Douglas County branch of Mercer University. He is Past President of the Georgia Retired Educators Association and continues to be active in it and in McEachern Methodist Church. He and his wife Betty have been married for 52 years. They have three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.