August Lion in the Spotlight
August 1,  2008
Don Larson
Name- Don Larson

Marital Status: Single

Occupation: Retired Insurance Executive

Children- Jeff and Steve; both living in the Minot area.

Grand Children- Several step-grandchildren and two step great grandchildren

Became a Lion in:  Dec 1974

Reason I became a Lion- Wanted to become involved in a service club and the morning meeting of
the Magic City Lions was what I was looking for.

Awards/Honors- Lion of the Year 95-96, Outstanding Service Award, Melvin Jones Fellow Award

Offices held: President 78-79 and 92-93, Treasurer 3 or 4 years in the 70's

Committee Chair- Community Projects, Sight Committee, Don't remember which others

Most Memorable moment in Lions:  The honor of receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award!
Messages from your fellow Lions
"Lion Don is one of the most respected Lion members.  He seems to be at every work project.  Also his wisdom is something
I really rely on.  I am a better person for having known Lion Don Larson."
                                                                                                                                -Lion Gary Thuner-

"Lion Don is a leader in our club and one of the veterans we rely on to meet our club obligations.  He has held nearly every
office in our club at least once and in the case of club president, he has held that office twice. Lion Don joined the club in
1974 and was the treasurer that year.  He has had perfect attendance 19 of his 34 years of membership in the club. Lion
Don, you are an OUTSTANDING member.  Keep up the good work!
                                                                                                                                -Lion Jim Blomberg-

"Lion Don is "always" willing and ready to step up for the Club & can be counted on, regardless of activity or function we
are involved in.  Don has been a very active member for over 30 years and is  a "big" asset to our Lions Club.  Thank you
Lion Don, it is a privilege and  a honor to have had the opportunity to serve with you these years in the Magic City Lions!"

                                                                                                                               -Lion Gene Neal-

" I have two words that describe Lion Don: steady and reliable.  Lion Don always provides excellent input and leadership in
our meetings as we develop projects and is always actively involved in all our service projects.  I have tremendous respect
for Lion Don as a great Lion.  He is a Lion we can all emulate.  I thank him for all he does for our club."

                                                                                                                                  -Lion Ron Meier-

"Lion Don is a dependable person in Lions.  He is always there to help.  Lion Don's knowledge in the past history of the
Magic City Lions and Lions in general has been helpful to me.  Thank You, Lion Don!  Lion Don has shared his love of
planes and the Dakota Territory Air Museum with the Club.  He is always willing and able to share his stories with us."

                                                                                                                                      -Lion Doreen Clock-