Council Chair Carl Johannesen, Mesa Leisure World Lions Club, first became a Lion in 1979 in Amarillo, TX, and has belonged to 4 other clubs across the US.

He has served as club president, zone chair, region chair, a variety of district appointments in Massachusetts and Arizona, and as Governor of District 21-B, 2010-11.

Lion Carl has been named Lion of the Year in Amarillo, in District 33-S, in District 21-B and in MD-33. Lion Carl is retired from the wholesale paper distribution and janitorial services industries.

He and Lion Tia have a son in Wisconsin and a daughter in Germany.