Melvin Jones Fellows

The Melvin Jones Fellowship was established in 1973 in response to Lions' requests for a way to extend their commitment to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and to honor Melvin Jones, one of it's founder.  In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones’ group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed and the Lions Club was born.

A donation made, in the name of the Easton Lions Club to the Lions Clubs International Foundation in the amount of $1000- will benefit the recognition of the individual. LCIF/Fellowship donations are largely responsible for the successful launching the Lions’ aggressive global attack on preventable and curable blindness—the LCIF Sight First programs. Fellowship donations help fund long term reconstruction and relief projects following major disasters, such as the Haiti, Australia and Japan earthquakes as well as support for the tornado victims in the southern and mid-western sections of our country.    Donations also support vocational assistance programs that teach skills to disabled persons, giving them an opportunity to live productively and independently.

The Easton Lions club honors our most dedicated and generous members and friends of the Lions through the Melvin Jones Fellowship each year. Designated as Lions Clubs International Foundation’s highest honor, the fellowship symbolizes the characteristics of individuals who are dedicated to humanitarian service. Those attributes are generosity, compassion, and concern for others. Below is a list of Easton Lions members and Friends of the Lions honored to date.

§ Past District Gov. & Honorary Member,   † Deceased Member

  • Donald Anderson-1994 †
  • Harold Boone-1989 †
  • Tyler Bourne-2011
  • George Brodie-1987 †
  • Abraham Brooks-1987 †
  • Antonio Cabral-2013
  • Ruth Calvagne-2015
  • Matthew Cioffi-2018
  • Marilyn J. Cyr-2016
  • Larry Paul Dahlgren-2005
  • Clifford "Skip" Davis-2006
  • Robert Davis-2007
  • Gerry Default-2003
  • Norbert "Duke" Duhamel-1990
  • Robert Farrand-2014 †
  • Manuel Femandes-2001 †
  • John B. Foye-1998
  • Louis F. Freitas-2007 †
  • Richard Freitas-1998
  • Robert Govey-2006
  • Dennis Gutman-2018
  • Charles Hammond, Jr.-2005
  • Thomas Hedrick-1992 †
  • Marilyn Henderson-2013
  • Mark Ingalls-2017
  • Carl Johannesen-(    )
  • Amos Keddem-2009
  • William Kempf-2000 †
  • Dale Kerester-2011
  • Leo Kobs-1993
  • James Lee-2012
  • Kenneth Love-2017
  • John Mallers-2014
  • Kevin McIntyre-2014
  • Jon Morgan-2008
  • Raymen Morrell-2004
  • Henry Narsasian-2003
  • Richard Norton-2008
  • William Palmer-2012
  • Bert Patenaude-(    ) §
  • Frank Paul-2004
  • Louis Piantoni-2002
  • Ed Pires-2016
  • William Richardson †
    -1999 & 2002
  • Alan Siegel-1996
  • Matthew Soeldner-2015
  • Allen F. Soucia-1995 †
  • Nancy Sullivan-2009
  • Paul H. Tanner-1999 †
  • Donald Tuck-2010
  • Irving Vose, III-1997 †
  • Avery Lee Williams-1991
  • Kenneth Wood-2006

 

Club Awards

2017-2018

Melvin Jones Fellows

  • Matthew Cioffi

  • Dennis Gutman

Lion of the Year –  Stan Borgeson

Rookie of the Year –  Dan Guerin

Lions of the Month

  • September 2017:  Scot Kudcey
  • October 2017:  Stan Borgeson
  • November 2017: Jim Abate
  • December 2017:  Rob Goodrich
  • January 2018:  Matthew Cioffi
  • February 2018: John Mallers
  • March 2018: Jon Morgan
  • April 2018: Dale Kerester
  • May 2018: Ruth Calvagne
  • June 2018: TBA

District 33S Year-End Awards

  • Best Extra Large Club
  • Best Club Website
  • President Award to Pattie Somers
  • Secretary Award to Matt Soeldner

 

2016-2017
2015-2016

Presidential Honor Roll

Easton Lions Club presidents and the list of higher offices held at the district and other LCI levels.

* Zone Chairman    Deputy District Governor/Regional Chairman   § District Governor

1930s to the 1960s

Years President
1931-33 William A. Fenwick
1933-35 John Mason
1935-36 Herbert O'Neill §
1936-37 Elmer C. Harrold
1937-38 Gilman H. Campbell
1938-39 Horace Brown
1939-40 Harris A. DeWitt
1940-41 Norman Durfee
1941-42 John S. Ames Jr.
1942-43 Gilbert C. Mann
1943-44 George DeWitt
1944-45 Frank Tufts
1945-46 Robert Chanberlain
1946-47 Robert DeWitt
1947-48 Stanley Randall
1948-49 Rev. Harry Lowd
1949-50 Abraham Brooks
1950-51 John Shepard
1951-52 William Ladd
1952-53 Russ Eason
1953-54 Richard Payzant
1954-55 Robert Rollins
1955-56 William Valente
1956-57 William Kutcher
1957-58 ArthurYardley * †
1958-59 Harold "Ike" Boone
1959-60 Russell Thomas
1960-61 Ewin Ozelius *
1961-62 Norbert "Duke" Duhamel * †
1962-63 Arthur Tufts
1963-64 Paul H. Tanner
1964-65 Edward LaCouture
1965-66 Alexander Pires
1966-67 Joseph Techiera *
1967-68 Alan Hilliard
1968-69 Frank Sahl
1969-70 Joseph Freitas

1970s to the 2000s

Years President
1970-71 Robert Govey
1971-72 Louis Freitas * †
1972-73 William Kempf
1973-74 George Brodie
1974-75 Paul Sullivan
1975-76 Joseph Techiera *
1976-77 Joseph Kempf
1977-78 Charles Hammond
1978-79 Robert Kane
1979-80 Louis Piantoni
1980-81 Edward Marcheselli
1981-82 William Kempf
1982-83 Charles Barboza
1983-84 Joesph Walton
1984-85 Gerald Deneault
1985-86 Leo Kobs *
1986-87 Joseph Carvalho
1987-88 Thomas Hedrick
1988-89 Daniel W. Churchill
1989-90 Sherm Caswell
1991-92 Peter Dost
1992-93 Jack Finning
1993-94 Irving B. Vose III * †
1994-95 Allen F. Soucia
1995-96 Paul S. Tanner
1996-97 John B. Foye
1997-98 William P. Richardson * † §
1998-99 Richard Freitas
1999-00 Francis "Tim" Meyer
2000-01 Carl Johannesen * †
2001-02 Richard Norton
2002-03 William Habig, Jr.
2003-04 Skip Davis, Jr. *
2004-05 Ken Wood
2005-06 Leon Monnin
2006-07 Amos Keddem
2007-08 Nancy Sullivan
2008-09 Mike Melley
2009-10 Bill Palmer

 

2010s to the Present

Years President  
2010-11 Jan Melley  
2011-12 Bill Palmer  
2012-13 Kevin McIntyre  
2013-14 Cynthia Rodham Tuck  
2014-15 Dennis Gutman  
2015-16 Nancy Sullivan  
2016-17 Matthew Cioffi  
2017-18 Pattie Somers  
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