International & MD ‘A’ Lions Members Awards & Fellowships
MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP
This fellowship is the foundation’s highest honor and represents humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion and concern for those less fortunate. The fellowship is NOT limited to Lions Club members and can be presented to a deserving member of the public. The MJF can be acquired by an individual who has contributed US $1,000.00 or more to LCIF or by a club, which has also contributed US $1,000.00 to LCIF and used to recognize a deserving individual. The MJF is a progressive recognition identified by a diamond-studded pin for every $1000.00 US contributed above the original amount.
HARRY A. NEWMAN Diabetes Award
Mr. Harry A. Newman was the first Canadian President of Lions Club International in 1924 – 1925. During this year Helen Keller challenged the Lions Clubs and Lions to become Knights of the Blind. The award may be given to a Lion, Lioness, or LEO member (or club) in good standing in Canada, who has shown outstanding commitment to the Lions and the work of the Canadian Diabetes Association. A fee of $800.00 applies.
JUDGE BRIAN STEVENSON FELLOWSHIP
A recognition of achievement and/or involvement. Available upon sponsorship by a Club, District or person who wants to honor a deserving individual. NOT available for personal purchase. The $500.00 fee is used to build an endowment fund for the LIONS FOUNDATION OF CANADA.
HELEN KELLER FELLOWSHIP
An award to honor outstanding Lions, Lioness and LEOs throughout Multiple District ‘A’. A donation of $500.00 must be sent to Lions Homes for Deaf People.
LIONS QUEST FELLOWSHIP
Recognizes Lions and other deserving recipients who truly care about Canadian children, regardless of the challenges they may face or the gifts they may possess. The fee of $500.00 to Lions Quest/THRIVE Canada will be used “to empower adults to develop healty, capable young people of strong character.”
LIFE MEMBERSHIP in LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
Any member of a club who has maintained Active membership as a Lion for 20 or more years and has rendered outstanding service to his/her community or Lions; or any member who is critically ill; or any member who has maintained 15 or more years of service and is at least 70 years old, may be granted Life Membership in his/her club. The club must make recommendation to Lions International and make a payment of US $650.00.