April 13, 2000
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana
John Bewick, left, and Cheryl Lewis, right,
receiving Lions International's highest tribute.
On March 23, 2000 the Seeley Lake Lions Club was honored to have two members received the Melvin Jones Fellowship. Lion John Bewick and Lion Cheryl Lewis were presented with a personnally inscribed wall plaque and a lapel pin that identifies them as a Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition, their names will be displayed on a computerized plaque in the LCIF Recognition Room at International Headquarters.
Humanitarian service is the goal of all Lions. The association was founded for the purpose of serving others and in so doing, make the world a better place. In 1973, the association and Lions Club International Foundation recognized the need to establish a special commendation for a particular dimension of service. As a result, the Melvin Jones Fellowship was created. The fellowship is not an award, rather it is a recognition given to humanitarians. The fellowship is named as a tribute to the founder of Lions Club International, Melvin Jones. Designated as LCIF's highest honor, the fellowship symbolizes those attributes characteristic of individuals who are dedicated to humanitarian service, attributes such as generosity, compassion, and concern for others.