Fond du Lac Evening Lions
District 27-B1

"We Serve"



Lions Clubs International Foundation is the foundation for the International Association which boasts nearly 1.4 million members.  The foundation is set up to mostly help people of disasters, such as tornados, hurricanes and large scale diseases.  The foundation also provides funding for individuals and communities with needs that cannot be met with personal or local funds.  LCIF contributes money for Habitat for Humanity homes for handicapped families.  The have built additions to nursing homes and community centers and provided emergency vehicles for small towns.  When the village of Oakfield was leveled by a tornado in 1996, LCIF donated $10,000 which was distributed by the Lions for medicine that was lost, clothing for people so they could go back to work, food to restock lost kitchens and blankets for ruined bedrooms.   To learn more about the projects of the foundation, visit the LCIF Foundation website.

Lions clubs honor their members by donating to the foundation which entitles an individual to become a Melvin Jones Fellow.  This $1,000 donation, usually paid for by the member's club, is not an official honor from Lions International, but considered by clubs as a local honor to a Lion or Lioness who has displayed exemplary service to Lions and the community.  Fourteen Fond du Lac Evening Lions have been awarded Melvin Jones Fellows: Wayne Bargenquast, Frank Bartzen, Bob Berryman, Charles Browning, Thomas Bucher, Betty Clausen, Thomas Clausen (Diamond), Elaine Colton, Gary Colton (Diamond), Erv Karls, Michael Konen, Ron Lindgren, Del Schaefer and Gary Silah.


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