San Marcos Oct 21, 2008 – Susy Moore has been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Established in 1973, the fellowship is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, and is the highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individuals dedication to humanitarian service.
Moore is a member of the San Marcos Bluebonnet Lions Club and recently received a finely crafted plaque and lapel pin acknowledging her dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals. The award was presented by members of the Bluebonnet Lions who are current Melvin Jones Fellows including Beth Morrisset, Debby Lawrence, D.J. Domstead and Judy Aswell. As a Melvin Jones Fellow, Moore becomes a part of the growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world. All Melvin Jones Fellows’ names are inscribed permanently on the bricks inside the main entrance of Lions Clubs International Headquarters in Oakbrook, IL.
A devoted Lion for 14 yrs, Moore has achieved perfect attendance and has served on the Bluebonnet Lions Club Board of Directors as Secretary from 1995-98 and Treasurer from 1998-2008. She is a two time recipient of Lion of the Year and has been honored Lion of the Month multiple times. Moore has attended Lion District and Zone meetings, chaired committees and participated in practically every event the Bluebonnet Club has held since she was inducted in 1994.
“I am so honored to receive this award and wish to thank the Bluebonnet Lions and LCIF. Serving the San Marcos community is a pleasure and privilege.”
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members. As the charitable arm of the association, LCIF makes grants for vital community and global projects that meet a wide range of humanitarian needs. The LCIF SightFirst program unites approximately 45,000 Lions clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas in a worldwide endeavor to significantly reduce preventable blindness.
On a local level, the Bluebonnet Lions Club raises funds to support humanitarian needs through fundraisers such as the Thankful Turkey 5k Run/Walk to be held November 22 at River Ridge Park.
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by JUDY ASWELL
Bluebonnet Lions PR Chairman
Pictured: Melvin Jones Fellow Susy Moore (center) with Bluebonnet Lion Members and her family.
Left to Right: Beth Morrisset, Martha Moore, Thomas Moore, Dr. Greg Moore, Debby Lawrence, D.J. Domstead and Judy Aswell