Urbank Lions Awards

The Urbank Lions hosted the Lions 5M9 District Governor Gloria Anderson (far left) last Wednesday, December 10th. The Lions held their annual Christmas Party and Awards night at the Old Mill in Urbank. Above, seven members received awards.  Front, left to right: Scott Koep (Melvin Jones Fellow) and Ed Thoennes (Outstanding Achievement for 37 years with perfect attendance). Back: Lions District Governor Gloria Anderson, Mary Murphy (Can Do Canine Award), Linda Thoennes (Diabetes Dream Catcher Award), Dianne Zimmerman (Leader Dog Award), Chuck Debilzen (Helen Keller Award) and Pat Bettin (Project New Hope Award).  – Photo by Jakki Wehking


Melvin Jones Fellow:

Named for the Founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the foundation’s highest honor. It is a recognition of a commitment to humanitarian service. The Lion member receives a finely crafted plaque by the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). As a Melvin Jones Fellow, they become part of a growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world. Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization numbering more than 1.4 million members.



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