The Melvin E. Jones Fellowship Award is recognition of a commitment to humanitarian work. The fellowship is an honor given to individuals who contribute $1,000 to Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). The fellowship is the foundation's highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion, and concern for the less fortunate. Melvin E. Jones, the founder of Lions International, died in 1961. His philosophy of life, "you can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else," lives in our motto "WE SERVE." The Melvin E. Jones Fellowship Award was created in 1973 and is open to non-Lions as well as Lions.
INTERNATIONAL MELVIN E. JONES AWARD Winners -
"Iowa Lions Foundation's" Warren Coleman Award. The award is named for longtime Executive Secretary-Treasurer Warren Coleman, who has given freely his time and dedication to the Iowa Lions Foundation and the programs for which it supports. This award is conferred on persons who demonstrate community service, and can only be made possible by a contribution of $1,000.00 to the Iowa Lions Foundation. The Iowa Lions are part of the world's largest service organization numbering more than 1.4 million members in over 182 countries and geographic areas. As a charitable arm of the association in Iowa, the Iowa Lions Foundation acts as steward for many Sight & Hearing programs across the state.
WARREN COLEMAN AWARD Winners: