Boyd B. Gasque and James W. Martin, Jr., members of the Lumberton Lions Club, have been designated Melvin Jones Fellows by Lions Club International Foundation, in recognition of their commitment to serving the world community. Both men have been members of the Lumberton Lions club for a combined thirty five years.
Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the Fellowship is the foundations highest honor. It is conferred on persons who demonstrate practical application of its motto: “We Serve.”
Local Sight First chairman Jim Kirkland made the presentation at a banquet held in the Lions Den on Carthage Road. Gasque and Martin were presented finely crafted plaques and lapel pins acknowledging their dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals. As a Melvin Jones Fellow, Gasque and Martin become a part of the growing international network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.