Your MD-21 Council is comprised of two District Governors and the Council Chair. They provide guidance, support, and years of knowledge to the Lions of Arizona that form Multiple District 21.  They conduct four council meetings throughout the year where reports are given and Multiple District-wide decisions are made.

Meet the 2022-2023 MD-21 Council:

Phil Whitaker

Council Chair 2022-2023


DG Ken Leja

District 21 North

W. ‘Chris’ Gibbs

District 21 South

MD21 Council Meetings

    • July 30, 2022 —
      D21-N Kickoff, Lakeview UMC, Sun City
    • Aug. 6, 2022 —
      D21-S Kickoff, SunBird Golf Resort, Chandler
    • Nov. 4-6, 2022 —
      MidYear Leadership Forum, Sheraton, Tucson
    • Feb. 18, 2023 —
      D21-S Convention, SunBird Golf Resort, Chandler
    • Feb. 25, 2023 —
      D21-N Convention, Lakeview UMC, Sun City
    • May 19-21, 2022 —
      MD21 Convention, Doubletree by Hilton, Tempe

The Multiple District 21 Council of Governors meets four times a year.  At those meetings updates are given on MD projects and committees, business is discussed and decisions are made.  The meetings take place as follows:

  • The first is hosted by a District at its Kickoff generally in late July or early August.
  • The second is held at the MidYear Conference and Leadership Forum in early November.
    • For 2022, it will be held Nov. 4-5-6 at the Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Road in Tucson. Click here to download the registration.>
  • The third is hosted by a District at its yearly convention in February or early March.
    • For 2022, it will be held at the Lakeview United Methodist Church, Sun City.
  • The fourth meeting is held at the annual state convention in mid-May. For 2022, that will be the Doubletree by Hilton, Priest and Broadway, in Tempe.

Your attendance is encouraged.  It’s a great way to learn what’s going on in the multiple district.