Maxine Johnson of Vermillion has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) in recognition of her commitment to serving the world community.
Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the Foundation’s highest recognitions, honoring the commitment to humanitarian service.
Johnson is the 15th Vermillion Lion to become a Melvin Jones Fellow since 1993.
Johnson, who joined the Vermillion Lions Club in 2005, recently received a commemorative plaque and lapel pin acknowledging her dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals.
As a Melvin Jones Fellow, she becomes a part of the growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.
She has served in several capacities on the club’s board of directors, including two terms as club president.
In addition, Johnson is active as a volunteer with other community organizations, including United Way, Clay County Historical Society, Main Street Center, and the W.H. Over Museum.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship is a recognition presented to those who donate US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others. It is the backbone of LCIF, providing 75 percent of the Foundation’s revenue. Contributions can be made by individuals (including non-Lions), clubs or districts.