Michael St. James Memorial Award

The Madawaska Valley Lions Club proudly presents this award in memory of the late Dr. Michael St. James. Lion Mike was a dedicated and tireless worker on behalf of Lionism for over 25 years, both in his community of Barry’s Bay and worldwide through his annual trips to provide eye care to the people of Guyana and the Caribbean.

The criteria will focus on a club’s involvement in the original goal of Lionism adopted at the Lions International Convention of 1925, to eliminate or alleviate eye disease and vision impairment throughout the world.

Zone Chairmen may present candidate clubs to the Region Chairmen who will submit their recommendations to the District Governor. The award will be presented annually to the club in District A4 scoring the highest points using the following criteria over the period from April 1st to March 31st.

1. 20 points for each week that a club member spends with an eye care team outside of Canada or the USA.

2. 15 points for each week that a club-sponsored non-member spends with an eye care team outside of Canada or the USA.

3. 10 points for each $100 collected or donated during the annual CNIB campaign.

4. 10 points for each 100 pairs of glasses collected and donated.

5. 10 points for each club member-visiting Camp St. Joseph.

6. 10 points for each club member assisting with the annual BAIT.

7. 10 points for each presentation of a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

8. 10 points for each presentation of a Helen Keller Fellowship.

9. 10 points for each presentation of a Brian Stevenson Fellowship.

10. 10 points for each new member sponsored for the Lions Foundation of Canada.

11. 20 points at the discretion of the Region Chairman for each club involvement with other activities relating to vision impairment or support of the CNIB.

For more information on this award, please contact the Secretary of the Madawaska Valley Lions Club.

DEADLINE: Submitted to the sitting Governor by March 31st