November 30, 2022Past International Director Stanley “Stan” Grossman (1999-2001) died on November 10, 2022 at the age of 93. The late past director became a member of the Springfield Lions Club in New Jersey in 1967 where he had 33 years of perfect attendance. He held many offices, including district governor and council chairman, and served as secretary of the Lions Eye Research Foundation and as treasurer of the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey. He also served as Campaign SightFirst group coordinator. PID Grossman and his late spouse Lion Ruth enjoyed representing Lions and participated in service projects throughout the country and the world, including building a home for Habitat for Humanity with U.S. President Jimmy Carter and providing a rest trailer for first responders at Ground Zero in Manhattan. The late Past Director Grossman was a featured speaker at many conventions and clubs and mentored countless Lions throughout the country. In recognition of his service to the association, he received numerous awards, including the Harold P. Nutter Distinguished Service Award and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He was also a multi-level Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his Lion activities, Past Director Grossman enjoyed a successful career as a director of vocational education. He was an Eagle Scout and was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with the Silver Beaver Award. PID Grossman and his late wife were members of Temple Beth Ahm in Springfield.