Melvin Jones Fellows
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Melvin Jones Fellows
Lion Jim Blomberg
Lion Gary Eriksmoen
Lion Larry Galvin
Lion Kerry Hansen
Lion Bob Jensen
Lion Jim Keller
Lion Don Larson
Lion Ron Meier
Lion Gene Neal
Lion David Snyder
Lion Dr Bob Nyre
Lion Lyle Weeks
Lion Doreen Clock
Lion Denise Norsby
Lion Josh Ressler
Lion Terry Alexander
Lion Tracey Lawson
Lion Gary Thuner
Lion Gary Clock
Lion Sid Gousheh
Marita Hoffart
Nicole Swartwout
Ann Olson
Sarah Burckhard
Darlene Johnson
Bill Johnson
LionBob Jensen-Jim Keller-Gene Neal
Lion David Snyder
Lion Jim Blomberg
Lion Don Larson-Lion Bill Johnson
Lion Kerry Hansen
Lion Ron Meier
Lion Gary Eriksmoen
Lion Larry Galvin
Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879 in
Fort Thomas, Arizona, the son of a United States
Army captain who commanded a troop of scouts.
Later, his father was transferred and the family
moved east.  As a young man, Melvin Jones made
his home in Chicago, Illinois, became associated
with an insurance firm and in 1913 formed his
own agency.

He soon joined the Business Circle, a business-
men's group, and was shortly elected secretary.
This group was one of many at that time devoted
solely to promoting the financial interests oftheir membership.  
Because of their limited appeal, they were destined
to disappear.  Melvin Jones, however, had other plans. "What if
these men", he asked, "who are successful because of their drive,
intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work
improving their communities?"   Thus, at his invitation, delegates
from men's clubs met in Chicago to lay the groundwork for such an
organization and on June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International was

Melvin Jones eventually abandoned his insurance agency to devote
himself full time to Lions at International Headquarters in Chicago.  
It was under his dynamic leadership that Lions Clubs earned the
prestige necessary to attract civic-minded members.

The association's founder was also recognized as a leader outside
the association. One of his greatest honors was in 1945 when he
represented Lion Clubs International as a consultant in San
Francisco, California, at the organization of the
United Nations.

Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code "You can't get very far
until you start doing something for somebody else" became a
guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over.  That is
why the Melvin Jones Fellow Award is the highest honor in Lionism.
Melvin Jones
Lion Josh Ressler with Lion
Denise Norsby
Lion Terry Alexander with Lion Josh Ressler
Lion Tracey Lawson with Lion Josh
Lion Gary Thuner-2013
Lion Doreen Clock
Lion Bob Nyre
Lion Gary Clock
Lion Sid Gousheh
Lion Josh Ressler-presenter
Lion Nicole Swartwout 2016
Lion Ann Olson
Lion Sarah Burckhard
Lion Darlene Johnson
Lion Bill Johnson