August 20, 2022Carlos A. Valencia, Past International Director (2011-2013), has died. A member of the Barcelona Lions Club since 2010 and a Lion since 1980, the late Past Director Valencia held many offices within the association, including club president, district governor, multiple times as a district GLT coordinator, LCIF area leader and Guiding Lion. In recognition of his service to the association, he received numerous awards, including several International President Certificates of Appreciation, the 25- and 40-year Monarch Chevron, the Silver, Gold and Diamond Centennial Lion, and 12 International President Awards. He was also a multi-level Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lions activities, the late Past Director Valencia was active in numerous professional and community organizations. He was an honorary member of the Foundation of Friends of Children Suffering Cancer and a member of the Special Olympics Foundation of Venezuela. He was the recipient of the Order of Good Citizens from the mayor of the city of Caracas, and received various other recognitions awarded by government authorities for his community service. He will be remembered as a successful businessman, caring for his family and friends, and a Lion who freely gave his time and talents to many.