Local Lions members receive Melvin Jones Fellow AwardsLions Clubs International Foundation recently presented Melvin Jones Fellowship awards to Lions and community members who show dedicated and humanitarian service to mankind.
Lions Clubs International Foundation recently presented Melvin Jones Fellowship awards to Lions and community members who show dedicated and humanitarian service to mankind. Melvin Jones was the founder of Lions Club International. This year’s awards were presented to the following:
•Mary Jane Peterson, community member, for serving as a dental assistant at the Caring Hands Dental Clinic since its beginning in 2006. She provides 250 hours annually, all of which are done on her days off and vacation days from her work. The attitude, humor and caring she brings to the non-profit clinic along with donating all kinds of refreshments and other items, without taking reimbursement, shows her commitment to this community non-profit service organization.
•Bob Winter, community member, is recognized for his work in Alexandria as a volunteer to the Alexandria Evening Lions Club as a spouse of a member. He volunteers for many of the club’s activities even though he’s not a member. He has traveled to Tanzania, Africa with a mission group to help build and prepare a hospital for the local people. He is an active member of the American Legion locally and in Florida.
The Alexandria Evening Lions presented a posthumous Melvin Jones Fellow Award to Linda Raaum in honor of her husband, Roger Raaum, who died unexpectedly in Arizona this past winter. Roger was an outstanding member of the club and provided untold hours of work on the Douglas County Fair buildings.