Lion Winster D Ceballos
By Kajol Bishnoi
Lion Winster D Ceballos of Clifton, New Jersey is a Past district governor from 16A and an elected Council Chair for MD-16- New Jersey Lions, for the year 2014-2015. As a dedicated Lion, with his great work ethic, passion to serve the community and drive to take initiative, Lion Winster has been serving the organization for more then a decade.

He has used his leadership and integrity to exemplify why he is a standout lion here at the LCIF. He became a Leo in 1995 and served for the next 4 years. He grew up in Lionism as his grandfather was inducted as a Charter Member of the Santo Domingo Miraflores Lions Club in 1983.

Celebrating Christmas 2013. Winster is seen to the left of Santa

Young Winster immediately found out his niche that serving the community all over the world is the most satisfying and rewarding experience of his life. Over the last nineteen years he has been involved with as many aspects of Lionism and learned a great deal about how Lionism works in the Multiple District, as well as the world stage. As an active member in good standing of the Passaic-Clifton Lions Club since 2006, Council Chair Winster has been a Lion since 1999.

PID Robert Moore, DG Winster Ceballos & PCC Elspeth Moore

He has served the foundation in Club/District level positions including club president for Leo/Lions, zone chairperson, district governor, IT committee chairperson/webmaster, secretary, treasurer, Leo district secretary and Lions smile core team member. He has attended the senior Lions Leadership Institute in 2009, including the 2012 and 2013 USA/Canada leadership forum and was a panellist and moderator at several International conventions.

Family: Winster, wife
Diana and sons

In recognition of his service to the association, CC Winster has received numerous awards, including the International president’s leadership medal, International president certificate of appreciation, International president letter of commendation, District 16-A pioneer award, 100% attendance pin (1999-present), Dr. Ramiro Collazo membership award and also the Leo/ Rookie of the year Award. He is also a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Lion Winster is assigned as a Board member of the Center for Family Resources, NJ and he devotes most of his time to community work. He has completed the “Enhance Incident management unified command” course (Department of Homeland Security) and worked at Passaic County community college at the public safety department. Currently he is serving the Passaic Academic Center and adjunct.

Lion Winster is married to Diana and they have twin sons who will be going to follow his dream of becoming the future Leo/Lions and serving the community. Winster is a dedicated Lion and a good friend. We are honored to have him as our Council chair. We wish him all the very best for his future.

Here is what others say about Winster.

“Winster was a great addition to our District family. He was an outstanding District Governor, and a current Council Chair, youngest in our memory, and we are very pleased to see that he is going to continue his contributions to Lionism in future as well. He has created an excellent webpage for our New Jersey Lions State website. We are proud to know him and proud of his accomplishments as a young and rising Lion.”

Dennis Brubaker, Past District Governor, 16N

“As a young child attending international conventions Winster grew with Lions around him. He is passionate about Lionism and helping lions with his IT and social media skills. I am sure he will climb up the ladders soon and one day we will see him in the chair of International president.”

Mahesh Chitnis, District Governor, 16J