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District Governor William T. "Bill" Syphers

"Work for the cause, not for the applause!" — Unkown

District Governor Bill Syphers


Lion Bill became a member of the Wheeling Island Lions Club in October, 1984, as a charter member of the club. He has been an outstanding and active Lion serving as club president and secretary. He has served in several district positions, and has served West Virginia Lions as retention chairperson and membership chairperson, as well as vice district governor, prior to his current role as district governor.

A 1971 graduate of Wheeling High School, he is retired as a route/salesperson for Nickles' Bakery and is married to Lion Kathy Syphers. They have two daughters, a son and two grandchildren. Lion Bill is a member of the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church.

Lions Club Offices Held

President1991-92, 1994-95, 2015-2018
Vice President 
Member Board of Directors 
Fundraising Chairperson 
Membership Chairperson 
Service Coordinator 
Leo Advisor former Wheeling Island Leo Club
Flood Relief Coordinatorafter floods in 1996, 2004 and 2005
Service Coordinator 

District Lions Offices Held

Zone Chairperson1997-98
Region Chairperson1998-99
ELM Chairperson1999-2001
Retention Chairperson2004-2006
Membership Chairperson2001-04, 2007-08
Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer2006-07
Vice District Governor2018-2019

State Lions Offices Held

Retention Chairperson2003-2006
Membership Chairperson2006-2008