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Point Venture Lions

2018-2019 Board Of Directors

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Point Venture Lions Club. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

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Fred Pontesso, who lives in Point Venture, was elected to serve on the board in June of 2018. 

Fred has worked in domestic oil field production operations his entire working life while stationed in Midland, Texas, Morgan City Louisiana, Slidell, Louisiana and Houston, Texas. President Pontesso spent 28 years with Mobil (now ExxonMobil) before continuing as a consultant during the last 15 years of his career. Currently, Fred is fully retired.

President Pontesso joined the Lions shortly after relocating to Point Venture in 2016. He has been active in many of the club’s activities including the Lion’s camp in Kerrville, trash pick-up, Santa Coming to the village and 4th of July celebration. He is a silver sponsor of the Lions annual golf tournament and a patron of the Concert in the Village.

In recognition of his service, he has received the 100% attendance award and the President’s Appreciation Award.
In addition to his Lion’s activities, he is President of the Men’s Golf Association at the Point Venture Golf Club and an active member of Lakeside Christian Fellowship.
President Pontesso’s wife, Fran, is also an active Lions member serving as registrar of the bi-monthly meetings.


Fred Pontesso

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Doug Ifft bio

First Vice President

Doug Ifft



Second Vice President




Third Vice President


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Eugene (Gene) F. Glass, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, USA and now residing in Point Venture, TX, USA, was elected to serve as Treasurer of the Point Venture Lions Club in July 2008. 

Treasurer Glass is currently retired from ExxonMobil where he worked most of his career in the Environmental & Safety area.  He spent 27 years with Mobil and ExxonMobil, and still consults part-time for ExxonMobil.  In addition to Lions activities, he is serving on the Point Venture Property Owners Association Board of Directors.

He has been a member of the Point Venture Lions Club since 2006.  In addition to being the Treasurer, he has served as Chair of the annual Charity Golf Tournament twice, and has participated in many club activities and service projects.

In recognition of his service he has been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow award. His wife, Laura W. Glass, is a Melvin Jones Fellow and longtime Lion.   


Gene Glass

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Phyllis Marshall from Pt. Venture, Texas, was elected to serve as Secretary of Point Venture Lions Club from July 2018 through June 2019.
Secretary Marshall worked over 33 years for Alcoa, Inc.  She retired in 2008 from the Ingot Planning/Transportation Dept.  Phyllis hobbies include sewing, crafting, and lake living.  Six grandchildren keep her busy with school activities and home activities.
Phyllis became a PV Lion to meet and work with neighbors.  She has served as the Club Secretary since June 2013.
In recognition of her service she received the Jack Weich Fellow award in 2018. 


Phyllis Marshall

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Chuck Lambert is one awesome Lion. 

Membership Chair

Chuck Lambert


Barry was a great President. 

Past President

Barry Parasaw

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Keith was elected to the board in 2018 as the Lion Tamer, and handles all safety and facilities issues, including the bar, and TABC certification.  He has been in Point Venture since 2013, and is originally from Austin, TX. He is a many generation Texan. 


Keith owns Pro Automotive and Body with his dad, Bob. They started the business in 1987. He lives in Point Venture with his wife, Renée, daughter Bella, and a pack of dogs. He also has 3 adult children. 



Keith and Renée have been Lions since 2017, and have been serving ever since. Keith is also on the charity committee, and they have worked at Texas Lions Camp, the Annual Golf Tournament, The Concert in the Village, Santa, road clean up, and a lot of heavy lifting.  


In recognition of his service, he has been awarded a  Texas Lions Camp bronze key award. 

Lion Tamer 

Keith Jordan

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Nora is a super awesome Lion Tail Twister. 

Tail Twister

Nora Skaff

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Place of Birth:  Beaver Falls, PA, but has lived in various locations in and out of the US; retired to Point Venture from Houston with husband, Chuck, also a PV Lion.
Previous Lions experience:  Member since 2007,  Board position as Secretary and Assistant Secretary for two years, Director position as Publicity chairman for two years,  Co-coordinator of Health Fair with Lago Vista Lions, coordinator of Fall Fling Dog Costume contest for three years, initiated the LVHS Booster Concession Service and coordinated for three years, served on the following committees, Outstanding Youth, Scholarship, Charity, Awards, Christmas in the Village Home Tour for three years and Concert in the Village for past two years.  Service projects include yearly Lions Camp Work day, 4th of July, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas decorations, and Road clean-up.  She has received 100% participation award for 11 years. 
She is a 2016 Melvin Jones Fellow
Presently she has a Director position as Catering coordinator along with serving as Kid Sight Vision Screening Coordinator.
In addition to the Point Venture Lions Club, Jackie, a retired RN is active in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, and a volunteer at Samaritan Health Ministries.

Director-Catering Coordinator

Jackie Lambert

​​Renée was elected to the board in 2017 as Publicity Director, and handles the website, social media, and is the club's MyLion advocate. She has been in Point Venture since 2013, and is originally from College Station, TX. She has been in the Austin area since 1995. 


Renée is a Realtor full time with Magnolia Realty and loves serving people. She lives in Point Venture with her husband Keith, daughter Bella, and a pack of dogs. She also has 3 adult children. 


Renée and Keith have been Lions since 2017, and have been serving ever since. They have worked at Texas Lions Camp, the Annual Golf Tournament, The Concert in the Village, Santa, road clean up, and photography, publicity, myLion, the website, and social media outreach. 


In recognition of her service, she has been awarded a Texas Lions Camp bronze key award. 


Renée Jordan

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Cindy Wheeler lived in Leander for thirty years and taught in Leander ISD for thirty years. She taught in several school districts for a total of thirty-six years.
After retiring, she moved to Point Venture in 2012. She joined the club in 2013 and immediately volunteered for service projects.

In 2014, Cindy accepted the position of Director – Charity Committee on the board. Cindy leads multiple club service activities as the chair or coordinator; She coordinates Texas Lions MD-2 youth opportunities, e.g. Outstanding Youth Award, Drug Awareness Speech, Diabetes Essay, and Peace Poster. This is done in cooperation with the Lago Vista  Club. It has made our club a consistent sponsor of District award winners in recent years. She continues to chair the Charity Committee. Last year the committee set a new direction with a multi-year community improvement program in cooperation with the POA. She coordinates the Lago Vista Teacher Grant program.  She coordinates the Lago Vista Seniors Scholarship program. She coordinates the Concert in the Village food service She is the go-to person to coordinate activities with the Leo Club Cindy not only provides leadership, she is always ready to assist in our many service projects, such as, Kid Sight Vision screening, 4th of July celebration and Christmas events. In the local community, Rob and Cindy are very active in the theater group and she serves for the PTO Board for Lago Vista Elementary. All this while juggling the responsibilities of a mother of two young girls. In 2014, Cindy and Rob were nominated by our club for the District Silver Spur Award for outstanding new Lions. Since then Cindy has been recognized for her continuing service with bronze, silver,and gold Texas Lions Camp awards.
Because of Cindy’s continuous years of outstanding leadership and service to the Point Venture Lion’s Club she was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award - our club’s highest award for leadership. She received many awards as well as the Melvin Jones Fellowship. She continues to serve the club as one of the Concert in the Village Coordinators.


Cindy Wheeler


Debbie is from a small town in North Carolina and graduated from North Carolina State University.  After retiring from her career as a Materials Manager, she moved to Point Venture in 2002.  She is a charter member of our club and in 2012-2103 served as President.
Debbie served as Membership Chair for two years and has served as Director of Fundraising for the past three years.  Debbie has been honored with both the Melvin Jones and Jack Weich Fellow Awards for leadership and service to the club.  Her husband, Joe, is also a charter member, and recieved the Melvin Jones Award for his service and fundraising efforts.
Debbie is also a member of the Point Venture Women's Golf Association and has served as President, Treasurer and Secretary to this organization.  She served as Chairman of the POA Golf Commitee.  She is grandmother to three wonderful children and enjoys spending time with them and her family in North Carolina.


Debbie Conger


*Reception-Fran Pontesso & Jan Gallagher
*Reporter-Laura Carr & Ann *Kirk & Tracy Skrasek
*Golf Tournament Committee-1st VP
*Concert Committee-Chuck Lambert
*Scholarship Committee-Cindy Wheeler
*Texas Lions Camp Coordinator-Keith Kirk
*Road Clean Coordinator-Mike & Aylisa Bucko

*Kidsight Coordinator-Jackie Lambert
*Blood Mobile Coordinator-Carole Thomas
*Audit Committee-3rd VP
*Bar Tenders-Laurie Glass & Jerry Skaff
*Eye Glass Recycle-Ray Burch
*Grill Team-Roy Ables

Committee Chairs