Damon Huard, will be the speaker for the University-Ballard Lions Club at its noon meeting on October 18, 2017.
Damon Huard currently serves as the Director of External Relations for Husky Football and Color Analyst on their radio broadcast during the season.In addition to his work at the University of Washington, Mr. Huard is a co-owner of “Passing Time,” an award winning boutique winery in Woodinville, Washington. He has been involved in a number other local businesses in the Northwest, and serves on the boards of the Bellevue Boys & Girls Club, First Sound Bank, Atavus, and Vicis.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Washington Foster School of Business, Mr. Huard went on to play professional football in the NFL for twelve years as quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots, and the Kansas City Chiefs. During his football career, Mr. Huard received may honors: with the Patriots, two Super Bowl rings from Super Bowl XXXVI and Super Bowl XXXVIII; with the Chiefs, a 2006 season finish with a 98.0 rating as quarterback, ranking second in the NFL behind only Colts quarterback Peyton Manning; and as a three-year starter with the Huskies, recognition as the Huskies’ all-time passing leader with 5,692 passing yards upon graduation.
He and his wife Julie reside in Clyde Hill, Washington and have three children.
Entrance to University Lions Youth Camp
The University-Ballard Lions Club owns a 23-acre camp on Camano Island that is available without charge for youth groups in the Seattle area. The camp is popular with scout and church groups as well as providing a summer camp site for the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club. The camp serves over 500 youth each year.
The University-Ballard Lions Club received a wonderful review of the developmental history of Turkey in a program presented by Ali San, a Turkish-American citizen of Seattle since 1969. In his many trips back to the nation of his birth, Ali San has followed closely the changes in government, philosophy and the impact on the Turkish people. He admired the very positive changes implemented by President Ataturk in the 1920s and the more recent punitive policies by the current autocratic president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During the past year the United States government has warned its citizens to not travel in Turkey because of the dangers that exist for foreigners.
Shown in this picture is Ali San just after he received the Lions Coffee Cup from University-Ballard President Fred Minifie in gratitude for his excellent and provocative message.
At their meeting on February 1, 2017 the University Ballard Lions Club presented a Helen Keller Vision Award to three representatives of the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Washington in recognition of the outstanding service Delta Gamma has provided to the greater Seattle Community by collecting, sorting and cleaning used eyeglasses for distribution to financially needy citizens who require glasses to improve their quality of life. Delta Gamma has been providing 20-40 of their members to assist the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center as it processes around 5000 pairs of used eyeglasses every few months to get them ready for distribution within the State of Washington and abroad.
Shown in this picture is University-Ballard Lions Club President, Fred Minifie, with Alexandra Johnson, Megan Hafermann, and Katy McGuire who proudly received the Helen Keller Vision Award on behalf of the many women in Delta Gamma who have helped the Lions in the important task of making used eyeglasses available to needy citizens.
Our loyal treasurer, Jim Williams, has been a long standing graduate of the University of Oregon. Remind dress of his alumnus standing at Oregon is often accompanied with green garb. So it weasel with some glee that the University-Ballard Lions members observed Jim wearing his new purple and gold University-Ballard Lions shirt. Jim was photographed and properly razzed by several of our loyal Washington graduates attending the meeting one February 1st.