May 4, 2013 | Attorney Mike Molenda Endorsed as Candidate to International Board of Directors for Lions Clubs International

Attorney Mike MolendaOn Saturday, May 4, 2013, the Lions Club Members of Multiple District 5M, consisting of the clubs located in Minnesota, Manitoba and Northwest Ontario, voted to endorse Mike Molenda as their candidate to become one of the 34 International Directors of the International Association of Lions Clubs. Mike's endorsement is for two years and he will stand for election either at the 2013 International Convention in Hamburg, Germany or at the 2014 Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

About Mike: Mike was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1950. He grew up in the Milwaukee suburb of Greenfield where he attended high school and participated in swimming, golf, and drama. After high school, Mike attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where he continued to swim and where he met his wife Linda.

Upon graduating from UW-La Crosse, he accepted a position as a physical education teacher at Rosemount Middle School; he also served as head swimming coach for Rosemount High School. He served in both of these roles until 1978 when he left coaching and pursued a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. Mike graduated from law school, cum laude, in 1982.

Mike currently practices in the areas of family law, criminal law, and personal injury. He also serves as a mediator, parenting time expeditor, parenting consultant and Early Neutral Evaluator in the family law area.

When he is not at work, Mike enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife of 42 years, Linda. They have a daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons. Mike is very active in the International Association of Lions Clubs, serving as club president, District Governor for the Lions Clubs in Ramsey, Dakota and Washington Counties in 2010-2011 and as Counsel Chairperson for the Lions Clubs in Minnesota, Manitoba and Northwest Ontario in 2011-2012.