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Connie De La Garza

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Connie De La Garza

International Director

C. Connie de la Garza of Harlingen, Texas was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of the International Association of Lions Clubs at the Association's 82nd International Convention, held in San Diego, California, June 28 - July 2, 1999.

Director de la Garza is Mayor of Harlingen, Texas and a real estate broker.

A member of  Lions Club of Harlingen since 1968, with 34 years perfect attendance, Director de la Garza has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chairman, district governor and multiple district membership chairman.

In recognition of his service to the association, Director de la Garza has received numerous awards including two Lion of the Year Awards, a Lion of the Decade Award, the Texas Lions Fellow Award, the 100% District Governor Award and two International President's Leadership Awards.  He is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.

In addition to his Lion activities, Director de la Garza is active in numerous professional and community organizations.  He is on the board of regents for Texas State Technical College.  He has also served as Harlingen City Commissioner, chairman of the Valley International Airport Board, chairman of the Harlngen Economic Development Board, past president of Bonham Elementary Parent Teacher Association and past vice chairman of the Harlingen Industrial Foundation, Inc.

Director de la Garza and his wife, Lisa, also a Lion, have two sons and two daughters.