|The Conway Noon Lions Club is affiliated with Lions Clubs International located in Oak Brook, Illinois. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have more than 1.3 million members in over 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries and territories around the world.
The Conway Noon Lions Club was chartered on August 3, 1946 with 44 members. Dr. Stephen S. Barlow served as the charter President. Our club has dedicated its efforts to helping the blind, visually and hearing impaired and has furnished hundreds of eyeglasses to children and adults. We also support external organizations who provide medical services (including surgery), physical rehabilitation, and other services to those in need...all at no cost to the patient.
We have several fundraising projects that furnish us the resources to help those in need and to support State and International efforts. We have supported:
Conway Noon Lions Club has sponsored the Mid-Winter Forum and State Convention and contributed to District Functions. Our club has furnished four District Governors, one Council Chairman and several Zone and Region Chairpersons. We have one active Past District Governor and one past District Secretary/Treasurer. Our members have contributed their time to the Board of Directors for Lions World Services for the Blind and Mid-South Sight and Hearing Center, two members serving as President of the Board for Lions World Services for the Blind. Our club has sponsored four new clubs and are on the alert for new places to start others.
We meet every Tuesday at noon at the Chinatown Restaurant. Lions from other clubs and non-Lions are always welcome to visit our meetings. We have a membership of over sixty and are planning to expand that number over the next two years.
Our noon meetings give us an opportunity to enjoy good food, fellowship, and learn more about our community through our program speakers. Won't you join us? We'd love to have you as our guest.
Melvin Jones Fellowship
Members of the Conway Noon Lions Club present this award as a special recognition. The fellowship is named as a tribute to the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. Designated as LCIF's highest honor, the Fellowship symbolizes those attributes characteristic of individuals who are dedicated to humanitarian service, generosity, compassion, and concern for others. Each person awarded a Fellowship has his/her name added to the Fellowship Record which is displayed in the LCIF Recognition Room at International Headquarters.
In recognition of his dedication to making the world a better place through humanitarian service, the Conway Noon Lions Club presents this year's Melvin Jones Fellowship to
Lion Chris Allen
Edward Dalstrom Distinguished Service Award
(presented by Mid-South Lions Sight & Hearing Service)
Lions Clubs present the Edward Dalstrom Distinguished Service Award to honor Lions who are living our club's motto of "We Serve." Patterned after the Melvin Jones Fellowship and named for the organization's first president, Edward Dalstrom, this is the highest award presented by Mid-South.
In recognition of her contributions to the club and to Lionism, we present this year's Edward Dalstrom Distinguished Service Award to
Lion Barbara Matchett
Dowell Maxey Lion of the Year Award
The Dowell Maxey Lion of the Year Award is a special honor which is presented to a member of our club in recognition of outstanding dedication and service.
The receipient for our fifth annual Dowell Maxey Lion of the Year Award is
Lion Don Dalton
Herb Lawrence Membership Award
The recipient of the Herb Lawrence Membership Award is selected by the Membership Chair and is presented to the member who has excelled in bringing new Lions into the club.
Our seventh annual Herb Lawrence Membership Award is presented to
Lion Jim Davidson
The Club presented three special awards this year.
Two members have served our club diligently and have upheld the spirit of Lionism through their service...each having served the Club for more than 50 years! In recognition of their many contributions and faithful service, the Club has requested that they be named Life Members by Lions Clubs International. Congratulations to
Lion Charles Day
Lion Audie Lynch
While manager of the Dave Ward Wal-Mart Store #2575, this Lion provided significant assistance to the Club. In recognition of his support, the Club has named him an Honorary Member. Congratulations to
Lion Joe Austin
Congratulations Lions and thank you for your service to the Club and to our community!