Congratulations to Lion Ken King for recieving the Louie Gardipee Distinguished Service Award! This award is given annually to honor a Lion who has dedicated his or her life to helping people, the community, and always doing something good. The award is in honor of Louis Gardipee ("Louie"). Louie was the leader in organizing the Black River Falls Lion Club that was chartered in November 30, 1937; where he remained a member until his death on November 14, 2002. 


Congratulations to Lions Kevin Potter, Terry Hanson, and Josh Eager on becoming the latest Cleghorn Lions members to be inducted as Melvin Jones Fellows! Included in the picture is District Governor Jay Nesseth.


What is a Melvin Jones Fellowship?

Created in 1973, the fellowship is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is recognition of a commitment to humanitarian work. (It is not an award in the tradition of Lions awards presented for specific accomplishments.) The fellowship is an honor given to individuals who contribute the equivalent of $1,000 to LCIF, and persons for whom such donations are made by others. The fellowship is the foundation's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion, and concern for the less fortunate.

Melvin Jones Fellows receive a lapel pin and a personalized wall plaque in honor of their commitment to helping others. This is an international award and Lions members selected for this award will be forever recognized for that honor at Lions International Headquarters.

This year the Cleghorn Lions Club proudly presents the Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lowell Green, David Myren, and Craig Blattner in recognition of their outstanding support to Lions Club and their leadership in many events.




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