Lion Judy has been a member of the Julian Lions Club since 2012. The Julian Lions Club’s largest fundraiser is the Mayor’s Race. Two opponents raise money for the club. The one that raises the most money becomes the honorary Mayor of Julian. It is called the most honest paid-for position in the government. Judy’s father-in-law convinced her to run for Julian Mayor. At that time, she and her opponent brought in the most money the club had ever made during the race. Judy won the race and joined the Lions.
Judy has served 2 terms as club president. She has served as secretary three terms. She served as club first and second vice president and club director. On the district level, Judy served two terms as Zone 8 Chair. In 2021-2022 Judy was District 31-0’s Camp Dogwood Chair. Judy is a Sid L Scruggs Lighthouse Keeper Recipient.
Judy received her BS in Nursing from UNC – Chapel Hill. Most of her career was spent in the operating room doing open heart and thoracic procedures. Judy is certified in the OR and is a Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA).
Judy and her husband Mark reside on his family farm in Julian, N.C. They have 2 daughters and 3 grandsons that enrich her life.
Judy has a heart for service and increasing Lions membership to serve more in the community.
She enjoys visiting other clubs—serving with them and helping those in need.
Lion Juanita Brown joined the Siler City Lions Club in February 2015. She served as club president from 2017-2019, and as club treasurer and Zone 10 Chair since 2020. As president, she organized the club’s first Run To See 5K. Lion Juanita has been awarded Dr. Lacy and Ester Presnell VIP Ambassador Award and received the International President’s Certificate of Appreciation.
Lion Juanita is a graduate of Randolph Community College and High Point University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Information Systems. Juanita has served as her church secretary for over 20 years and as President of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS). She is a founding member of the New Hope Community Fellowship in Archdale, NC where she manages the church’s web page and serves as chief communion steward.
Lion Juanita served the State of North Carolina for 32 years, with over 15 years as a Driver’s License supervisor.
Juanita is passionate about learning new opportunities to serve and will be leading 31-O’s Global Membership Team this year. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, working in her yard, and spending time with her family and friends. She is Mom to 2 children and Grandma to 6 grandchildren.