Melvin Jones Fellowship

The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) is the backbone of our foundation. Presented to those who donate US$1,000 to the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) or to people for whom a donation was made by others—the Norwich Lions Club does this to honor members, who have recently made a notable contribution to the club’s activities. It’s a tremendous contribution to humanity and to the legacy of our founder, Melvin Jones.

Norwich Lions Club Melvin Jones Fellows are:

  • 1991: Phil Wheeler
  • 1993: Len Cook, Ed Seaton
  • 1994: Jack Van Horn
  • 1995: Red Logan
  • 1996: Joseph Grant, MD
  • 1997: Robert Huke
  • 1998: Ed Childs, Ray Royce
  • 2000: Jay Van Arman
  • 2002: Earl Thompson
  • 2003: James Southworth
  • 2004: John Lawe
  • 2005: John Brendel, Henry Scheier
  • 2006: Demo Sofronas
  • 2007: Silvette Gardner, Bill Merrill
  • 2008: Al Gollnick, Eugene “Rusty” Bernal , Rob Sabatelle, Donna Wheeler, Harjit Rakhra
  • 2009: Joyce Childs
  • 2010: Mike Woods
  • 2011: Ed Janeway
  • 2013: Laurie Sabatelle
  • 2014: Deborah Bernal
  • 2015: David DeLucia
  • 2016: Gary De Gasta
  • 2017: Bill Osgood, Brion McMullan
  • 2018: Cheryl E. Brush, Frances R. De Gasta
  • 2019: Debbie Van Arman, Mel Aaron
  • 2020: Peter Stanzel

Fellows, who were deceased as of 2021, are indicated with boldface.