Lion Maria Andrews has been a member of the Lions International Family since 1976 when she joined the Downers Grove Leo Club. After college Lion Maria joined the Downers Grove Lioness Club until it disbanded and then she became a member of the Downers Grove Lions Club.
Lion Maria has been a member in good standing for the past 11 years as a member of the Downers Grove and now Warrenville Lions Clubs. Lion Maria has held various offices including but not limited to President, Tail Twister, Treasurer and Membership Chair. She has also served as Candy Day Chairperson, Heritage Fest Coordinator, Used Eye Glass Chairperson, Sight & Sound Sweepstakes Chairperson and Christmas Wreath Coordinator. On The District level Lion Maria held the position of Leo Liaison for 3 years, has been a Zone Chairperson for the Southeast Region for the last 5 years, Senior Zone Chairperson, Convention Registration Chairperson, Silent Auction Chairperson, and Theme Basket Auction Chairperson.
Lion Maria has attended many International Conventions as well as State and District Conventions. Lion Maria was given the privilege to speak at the International Convention in Atlanta where she spoke about leadership to an international audience.
Lion Maria believes strongly in the bond of family and has been happily married to Lion Keith Andrews for almost 25 years and they have 3 great children – Lion Will Andrews, Francesca Andrews and Lion Ben Andrews. Lion Maria is very proud to be the daughter of the late PDG Lion Bill Kren and the late Lion Mary Ann Kren.
Lion Maria owns and operates An Angel In The Attic Estate Sales & Services Company where she assists families during difficult seasons of change in their lives.
Lion Maria is a leader in her church, Calvary Naperville, as the director of the Children’s Choir and a member of the Worship Team. She also helps out in the business office as a counter for the offering.
Lion Maria is passionate about service and acts of kindness and never hesitates to jump in and lend a hand!