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    Busan Jae-il Lions Club

Dr. Jung-Yul Choi of Busan, Republic of Korea, was elected to serve as first vice president of
Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas,
Nevada, USA June 29 through July 3, 2018.
A member of the Busan Jae-il Lions Club since 1977, Vice President Choi has held many offices
within the association, including club president, cabinet secretary, district governor and
international director. He also served numerous times as a DGE Group Leader and served on 11
committees as a member of the International Board of Directors. In addition, he was a
chairperson of the 39th OSEAL Forum in 2000 and a host committee chairperson at the 95th
Lions International Convention in Busan in 2012, the largest convention ever held in Lions
history.
In recognition of his service to the association, Vice President Choi has received numerous
awards, including the Humanitarian Partnership, Senior Master Key Award, 100% District
Governor Award, International President’s Leadership Awards, International President’s Awards
and an Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its
members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lion activities, Vice President Choi is chief executive officer of Koala
Company, Ltd., an international trading company, and is also a past director of the Busan Sports
Association.
Vice President Choi and his wife, Seung-Bok, have one son, four daughters and two
granddaughters.