I had one of the surprises of my life on Saturday, Jan. 19, when I was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow Award by the Elburn Lions Club. This letter is to say thank you to the Elburn Lions Club for this recognition and also all that they have done for me, my family and the extended Elburn community over the years.
I have tried to extend the principles of Lionism that I have learned in Elburn to the other activities that I have been fortunate enough to be involved in. It was back in 1975 that I became a member of the club, and I was sponsored by Bill Callaghan. Then, as now, the club has had great leadership. Thank you, Lions, for this recognition and for the opportunity to serve.