Two Lowestoft Lions presented with Melvin Jones Fellowship Award
Two deserving members of Lowestoft Lions have been rewarded for their exceptional service to the club by being given the highest award in Lionism.
Lions Clubs worldwide recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named after its founder, Melvin Jones. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.
At the club’s ‘Changeover Dinner’ outgoing president Lion Robin Smith told the gathering that a small committee had met to consider if any of the members deserved to receive the organisation’s top awards. They identified two possible recipients and after much deliberation they decided both should receive the award.
Lion Derrick Yellowley was the first to receive his award earned by his long service as an officer of the club – spending 20 years in the position of treasurer.
Then Lion Trevor Waters, who Robin described as “a diligent and dedicated fund raising Lion, received his award. Trevor had spent the last 25 years as lead organiser of the club’s largest event ‘The Oulton Broad Charity Gala Day’
To loud applause Lion Robin presented both Lions with their prestigious awards.