District Governor Dennis Burks was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised as a military "brat".  He traveled the world with his family, seeing some very interesting places.  He graduated high school from Bitburg American High School., Bitburg, Germany, where he excelled in sports, playing football, basketball, golf, baseball, and track. 


After graduation, Dennis joined the United States Air Force and served proudly for 21 years before retiring January 1, 2000.  While serving at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Dennis met and married Lynne Burks.  They are the parents of two  children,  Chris Burks and Jenni Anderson. Chris and Jenni's husband, Matt are both Lions.  Dennis and Lynne currently have one grandson, Brody, who means the world to them.


DG Dennis joined Lions in October, 2010, as a member of the Mountain Home Lions Club in Mountain Home, Idaho.  For years he had gone to various events and meetings as a spouse and fell in love with the Lions mission to serve others.  He has been very active within the Lions organization since.  He has served as President of the Mountain Home Lions, as a district zone chair, and a trustee for the Idaho E. Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.. Dennis's dedication and service has been recognized throughout the district and he is known for his enthusiasm and love of fun.

Meet Our District Governor


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