Jamestown Lions installs officers, Boe receives award
5NE District Gov. Scott Hildre attends the meeting.
At the Jamestown Lions May 10 meeting, President Kathy Boe introduced guests 5NE District Gov. Scott Hildre, Miriam Hildre and Global Service Team Coordinator Crystal Dueker.
District Gov. Scott Hildre has been a Lions member for 47 years and is a member of the Fargo Gateway Lions Club. Hildre brought a message from Lions Club International President Brian Sheehan and spoke on the theme “People uniting to build our communities, to be the helping hand, to change lives. Together.”
Hildre presented Boe, who is also a past district governor, with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. The award was given in appreciation of her service to the Lions and to this community. As a result, $1,000 has been donated to the Lions Club International Foundation in Boe's name. This is the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International and supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts.
Lions Club worldwide recognize outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purposes of Lionism. The recipient of this award becomes a model of exemplary service to her club and the community which it serves. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is a nationwide award.
Hildre also inducted new member Lloyd Fuglestad and recognized Duane Enzminger for 30 years of membership and Dwaine Heinrich for 35 years of membership. In addition, the following new officers and directors were installed: Heinrich, president; Kevin Sortland, vice president; Randy Lebahn, secretary; Craig Theier, treasurer; and Glen Nagel and Dale Ackland, directors.
In other business, Boe presided over the meeting and led with the Pledge of Allegiance. Nagel gave the table prayer. Projects in need of volunteers are Stutsman County Fair clean-up for June 29, 30 and July 1 and Meals on Wheels for June 2, July 7 and Aug. 4
The next regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at Buffalo Grill. The guest speaker will be Allison Limke, visitor experience manager for Jamestown Tourism. Prospective members and guests are welcome. For information on membership, contact Nagel at 701-659-8238.