Past International Director Homer E. Hill (1989-1991) passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the age of 92.

The late Past Director Hill was an active member of Lions Clubs International for 70 years. He joined as a member of the Genoa Lions Club in 1952, then became a charter member of the Woodlin Lions Club starting in 1961. He served the association as club secretary and president, zone chairman, council chairman, district governor, district honorary committee chairperson and multiple district international relations chairperson. He was recognized for having perfect attendance for 44 years. During his time as international director, he and his now late spouse Alice traveled to several countries including Sweden, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada and several states in the U.S. They were excited to count the miles and flew 101,000 miles to meetings in two years. The late past director also served on the Rocky Mountain Eye Bank and the Colorado Lions Foundation Board of Directors.

For his dedication to the association, he was recognized with the 100% District Governor Award, a Membership Advancement Key Award, two Extension Awards, Builder Award, two Certificate of Appreciation, the 55-, 60- and 65-Year Monarch Chevron, several Contributing Membership Bronze awards and four International President's Awards. He also received the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. In addition, he was a multi-level Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

A farmer and rancher, the late Past Director Hill knew the benefit of taking care of crops, animals and people. His example of dedication and hard work inspired many. He belonged to several livestock associations and was a long-time member of the Washington Community Cattlemen’s Association in which he served as president for two years. A man of endless energy, he held positions on the local and state boards of education, including as a board member of the Woodlin School District. He also served for 15 years as chairman of his church board.