1st Vice District Governor Lion Blair "Chip" Kunka
Lion Chip has been a Lion for 43 years, having joined the Clearwater Breakfast Lions Club on his 18th birthday. He and Lion Jan, his wife of 28 years are members of the Bradenton Lions Club.
Lion Chip has served in nearly all club level offices and numerous district level positions. He was named the first Global Membership Team leader for district 35I and under his term, the district was positive for membership.
He will be a 2nd generation District Governor as his father served in 1975-76.
He is a Melvin Jones Fellow, a Life member of the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind and has received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation and a Presidential Excellence Medal. He has been named Lion of the Year by the Past District Governors Association.
Lion Chip spent 28 years in the biotechnology industry as a scientist and manager. He has 14 U.S. patents and numerous scientific publications to his name.
Lion Chip and his wife are adventure travelers and enjoy camping, hiking and the great outdoors.