At our last formal meeting of the year, Lion Rodger Lyster was awarded The Melvin Jones Award “Lions Clubs world-wide recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient of this award becomes a model of exemplary service to his club and the community which it serves.” During his time with our club Lion Rodger has served in many positions including Club President. I cannot think of a single activity he has not been present for during this writer's short time with the club. This combined with his volunteer work with the fire department, AppleFest, Paris Fair, 4-H and square dancing qualifies him beyond measure for this award. Congratulations Lion Rodger!
Lion Cheryl Hewitson also presented Lifetime Membership Awards to Lions Jeff Sullivan, Bob Knowles, Gerry Glaves and Sam Sheardown. The contribution of these members has been recognized through a donation to Lions Foundation Dog Guides. Thank you gentlemen for all you contribute to our club.
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