Clara Chow’s Bio

GMT District Coordinator Clara Chow has been a Lion since 2007 when she joined Vancouver Diamond Lions Clubs as a Charter Member. She has continued to be an active Board Member and was elected as Club President in 2010. During her presidency, the Club has the most membership growth and has raised over $180,000 for charities.

Lion Clara also served as Zone Chairperson in 2013-2014, GLT & GMT District Committee Member in 2014-2015, District Cabinet Secretary in 2015-2016. She has been a new club organizer and a Guiding Lion for two young clubs. She is currently 19A GMT District Coordinator for 2016-2018 and the Board of Director of Multiple District 19 Lions Leadership Foundation.

Over the years Lion Clara not only has chaired many fundraising events for the community, but also District 19A and her home Club, such as District Projects for Easter Seals House and two fundraisers for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides Program, as well as a few recent major disaster relief fundraising for Szechuan earthquake, Haiti earthquake, Japan tsunami and super typhoon Haiyan.

In recognition of her service, Lion Clara has received

  • Certificates of Appreciation from International Presidents
  • Certificates of Appreciation from District Governors
  • Zone Chairperson Excellence Award for 2013-2014
  • Zone Chair of the Year Runner-Up for 2013-2014
  • District Lion of the Year and Winner of Zone Chairperson Newsletter Contest
  • Club’s Lion of the Year and Charter President’s Award
  • Membership Builder Key Awards

She is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, Progressive Judge Brian Stevenson Fellow and a Certified Guiding Lion.

Lion Clara is also very active in the community, she is a Council Member of Trinity Western University Richmond Campus Advisory Council, Director and Past President of Richmond Chinese Community Society, former Council Member of BC Premier’s Chinese Community Advisory Council, former Treasurer of St John Ambulance Richmond Branch and Founding Chair of a Scout PAC Group. In March 2013, she received the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Award under the category of Community Volunteer.

She is a mother of three children with two daughters and one son. Before she moved to Canada in June 2003, she has been working for the Hong Kong Government and a listing company as sales & marketing head.