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Prof. Dr Giuseppe Grimaldi, of Enna (Italy), served as President of the International Association of Lions Club after his election at the association’s 77th annual convention, held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, July 12-15 1994. 

Past president Grimaldi is a neuro-psychiatrist, an Emeritus Head Neurologist and a former University Professor of Neurology. He also is the author of several scientific, social and Lions publications.

A charter life member of the Enna Lions Club, with a record of 32years of perfect attendance, Past President Grimaldi has served as club president, zone chairman, deputy district governor, district governor and President of the Europa Forum.

He served a two-year term as a member of the association's board of directors from 1972-74 and was a board appointee from 1986-1987. Pas President Grimaldi is a founding member of the Association of Italian Lions for Diabetes Awareness and Research. 

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For his many contributions to the association, Past President Grimaldi received a 30-Year Charter Chevron, the 100% District Governor Award, three Extension Awards, the Leadership Award, 19 International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor given by the association to its members. He is also a Melvin Jones Fellow. 

In addition to his Lion activities, Past President Grimaldi is a past director of the Italian Medical-Surgical order and a past member of the Medical Court of Justice. He is honorary president of the Higher Court of Justice for the preservation of the "Mediterraneo" and a member of the Italian Red Cross and many national and international academies.

For his humanitarian and civic commitment, he has received awards form UNICEF, UNESCO and International red Cross. He was awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere di Gran Croce", the highest recognition granted by the Republic of Italy, and was recognized as "The Man of the Year" by receiving the "Premio Garipoli" in Sicily. He has also won various awards for his poetry. Past President Grimaldi is an honorary citizen of several cities in the United States, Latin America, Australia and Africa and is an appreciated speaker worldwide.
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He is the recipient of two Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Science awarded by the University of Prague and the Optometry College of Philadelphia. 

The first Italian to serve as International President, Professor Grimaldi and his wife, Ariane, have four sons and four grandchildren.

Download Prof. Dr. Grimaldi's curriculum vitae (.pdf file, 79 Kb)

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