Lion governor to speak Thursday

The Minden Lions Club will welcome its District 8L governor, Lion Terry Harkey, as speaker this Thursday at noon. 

Lion District Gov. Harkey is no stranger to the Minden Lions Club podium having spoken many times in her tenure as vice district governor, governor, and past district governor of District 8L – which covers the northwest quarter of Louisiana. It’s no secret that she believes the Minden Lions are the bright star in that universe and delights in visiting “the guys.”

Due to the loss of an officer in the line of succession, Lion District Gov. Harkey was appointed to return as district governor for the 2022-2023 term.

Although Lion Terry officially became a member of the North Shreveport Lions Club on July 1, 2013, she was no stranger to Lions projects. Her husband, Past Council Chair Scott Harkey, had her serving alongside Lions for over 40 years. 

Lion District Gov. Harkey just returned to her North Shreveport Lions Club from the USA/Canada Forum in Calgary, an event she has attended for the last 9 years, along with many international conventions. 

She is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, a graduate of Emerging Lions Leadership Institute, the Guiding Lion Program, Faculty Development Institute, Lions Certified Instructor Program, and holds a doctorate from Lions Club University. She has received certificates of appreciation for outstanding support of Lions for the years 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019 and has been awarded the Membership Key award and the District Governors Extension award for increasing membership. Lion District Gov. Harkey received the Leadership Medal in 2021 – the third highest honor in Lionism.

In addition to her current duties as district governor, she serves as chairman of the Prevention Committee for the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation and is an active CubSight vision screener for area children.

Lion District Gov. Harkey and Lion Scott have been married since 1981 and have two adult children. Their daughter, E.D., works in downtown Shreveport and is married to Lion Chris Stewart. Their son, Jack, is involved in several business partnerships with Lion Scott. Their only “children” in residence are their rescue dogs, Flip and Corky.