Lion Lydia joined the Mad River Lions Club in March of 1999. She has been very active in her club since joining. She has served as Tail Twister, Board Director, 3rd Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President and President. Lion Lydia is taking on club Membership Director (2017). She is also chairperson of the Mad River Lions Constitution & By-Laws Committee and the Scholarship Committee and is a member of numerous other committees of the club. Lion Lydia stays very involved in her club’s fundraisers and service projects. She has also served as Zone Chair, District 13H Newsletter editor (2008-2012), Lioness Liaison, Convention Tail Twister for many years, and is on the Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation. Lion Lydia is currently on the USA/Canada Forum Ohio committee for the upcoming 2018 USA/Canada Forum in Columbus, Ohio.
Lion Lydia is a Melvin Jones Fellow (presented by Germantown Lions). She has also had 100% attendance since joining the Lions. Lion Lydia has received numerous awards: International President’s Letter of Commendation and Award (2010-2011), Council of Governor’s Award of Merit (2015-2016) (2014-2015) (2009-2010), Council Chairman’s Award of Excellence (2008-2009). She also became a Guiding Lion in 2016 and has been a Club Excellence Facilitator.
Professionally, Lion Lydia has had a successful and blessed career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for 35+ years. She is currently the Chief, Configuration/Data Management, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces Directorate.
Lion Lydia is married to fellow Lion, Ric Houser. They have four children (Chris, Jason, Jeremy and Rachelle) and nine grandchildren.