District 12-I

District Governor John Thyen

John Thyen from Columbia, Tennessee was elected to serve as District Governor in Columbia, Tennessee at District 12-I’s Convention in 2021.


Governor Thyen is a retire engineer having worked in the automotive and computer service industries.


A member of the of the Columbia Lions Club since 2014, Governor Thyen has held many offices within the association, including: Vice District Governor, District Alert Chairperson, Club President and Club Secretary.


In recognition of his service, he has received many awards, including several International President’s Certificate of Appreciation.  Governor Thyen is a Melvin Jones Fellow


In addition to his Lions activities, District Governor Thyen has been actively involved in the Middle Tennessee Sight Services, currently serving as the President.


Governor Thyen and wife, Sandra, also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow have been married 51 years and have three grown children and six grandchildren.