Melvin Jones Fellowships, (MJF), named after the Lions international founder, were awarded to Past President, Lion Mark Lockie and his wife Steve at the Weymouth and Portland Lions club’s 48th charter anniversary celebration at the Rembrandt Hotel.
L-R, Roger Hogbin, Steve Lockie, Mark Lockie, Peter Burnett
Mark has been a Lion for 40 years, firstly in Papua New Guinea, and then with the Weymouth club. Both Mark and his wife have been very closely involved with the work of the club in supporting those less fortunate then ourselves and with organising Lions events, in particular the Christmas day harbour swim and the annual beach motocross.
The MJF is Lions International’s highest award for services to Lions, an organisation currently totalling 1.4 million members worldwide in 200 countries. The presentation was made by District Governor, Lion Peter Burnett, and Weymouth and Portland Lions President, Roger Hogbin.