Melvin Jones was a dreamer, a doer and a pragmatist. He was an energetic, extroverted salesman who in private hours would reread Shakespeare. What better man to found the world’s largest association of service clubs?
The Lions International Board of Directors officially designated Jones as the founder of Lions Clubs in 1958—more than four decades after Lions Clubs held its first meeting. But, no matter what his official title, Jones’ impact on the Lions has been far-reaching. He provided the leadership, the organizational ability, the tenacity, and the muscle necessary to establish the foundation for Lions Clubs International to become what it is today.
The Lions Satellite Service Week 2021 has concluded with a grand finale with Award distribution to clubs at Hotel Silver Oaks, Malad. Even after the Satellite Service Week was over, this did not stop the Lions Club of Vasai from continuing to serve by celebrating Lion Melvin Jones’s birth Anniversary by distributing Solapuri Chaddars in the slum area in Papdy, Vasai.
100 solapuri chaddars were distributed to 100 beneficiaries worth Rs. 16,000.
The Project Coordinator for the project was Lion Ninad Mhatre and the Chief Guest for the noble project was Lion Vivek Rajapkar, Zone Chairperson, District 3231A3.
Article submitted by: Lion Vikas Patole
Article Writer Bio– Club President- Lions Club of Vasai, & District Cabinet Secretary- 2016-17, District 323-A3
NGO Name: Lions Club of Vasai, District 3231A3
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