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Melvin Jones

Lions Club Founder

Melvin Jones Fellowship
Honorees from District 22B

Lions Clubs International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

The recipient of this award becomes a model because of the exemplary service to his club and the community for which it serves. Previous Melvin Jones Fellowship Award recipients meet each year to discuss potential award recipients.

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Often an award is not granted each year. It is instead granted only if there is a Lion who earned it. This decision is made by previous award recipients only. The Officers, Board, and other Lions do not weigh in on this decision.

Please note this list is current as of July 1st, 2024

and will be updated regularly as awards are presented.

**Clubs are listed in alphabetical order, and to save space are split into 2 columns below**

Allen Lions

Harry T. Ford Sr.

Andrew Giunta

Robert R. Hogg

Douglas D. Nichols

Clarence Parsons

Berlin Lions

J. Russell Barrett

William M. Brown

Norman Bunting Sr.

Paul Chambers

Reese F. Cropper Jr.

Edward D. Dorang

Tom Dorman

William E. Esham

Richard G. Holland Sr,

Allen F. Hudson

Frank Kellogg

Gordon Ray McCabe

Charles E. Mumford

Everett W. Owens

Allen Lester Palmer

Robert H. Phillips

William T. Rayne

Denny E Rayne

D. Bennett Scott

John E. Shook Jr.

Walter West

C. Sam West

Gail Mae West

J. Michael Wheaton

Larry Widgeon

Gee Williams

Betterton-Still Pond Lions

Mildred L. Dulin

Leslie M. Dulin

Arthur R. Gary

Charles A. Gloyd

Richard E. Gorsuch

Genevieve Gorsuch

Victor H. Haentze

Kathy Nau

Terry Rabinowitz

Sharon Sutton

Cambridge Lions

Joshua R. Abbott

Glenn L. Bramble

Philip Bramble Jr.

Brian K. Burton

H. Brinsfield Cook

Thomas W. Coughlin

Raymond W. Crismond

Robert C. Davis

Christine Dominick

Raymond D. Faulkner

Dale C. Krotee

David H. Leonard

James F. McCarter

Philip G. McKelvey

Noel t. O'Connor

Donald B. Rae

Kenneth R. Thomas Jr.

Robert Swain Thomas

Mary Thrope

Joshua N. Wagner

Anne K. Whaples

Rev. Allan Whatley

Eugene T. Williams

Deborah A. Yost

Cecilton Lions

James H Alexander

James Wells Black 

Mary Alice Carroll

Alva Clough

John K Cowley

Paul Crothamel

David P Davis Jr.

George Fry

John C Magee Jr.

John R Miller

Herman H Mitchell

Joseph B Nelson

Roy C Thompson

John B Upp

Gordon L Walker

Ralph C Young Jr.

Centreville Lions

Claude B. Anthony, Jr.

Frank Draper

Marion G Leiby

Peter C Oertel

J.O. Pippin

Royden N. Powell, Jr.

Joseph S. Quimby

Daniel Tabler

John R Whaley III

Chesapeake City Lions

Raymond Battersby

John E Bennett

Dave M. Gearheart

Darby J. Johnson

Shirley Kidner

Bob Kidner

Linda Maiden

Bernard Malone

Carl Oas

John A Ritter

Martin Salmon

Donna Shelton

George Stubbs Jr.

Jerry Swyka

Chestertown Lions

Edward L Athey

Wayne D. Benjamin M.D.

Elroy G Boyer

Franklin Burris

Larry L Cox

John Eliason

Robert C Emling

James K Gent

Lane Holliday

Jack E. Kieffer

Robert A. Knapp Jr.

James J Lupis Jr.

Howard L Lyons

Jerry Mc Carthy

James A Mc Cauley

Paul C Mc Donald

William D Neff

Catharine A Neff

Roy Owens

Glenn M Owens

Kenneth S Roderick

Fred C. Sherriff 

Rogers Smith 

Willis Wells

Richard M. Wells

Herbert S Wilkinson

Roger Williams

Dwight Wilmot

Conowingo Lions

Floyd Allred Jr.

Mary C Amos

Bobby O Banks

Bernard S Brown

Madeline E. Brown

Jeffrey K Coale

Harry Horton

Robert Lange

Paul Mc Guigan

Michael L Wilson

Crisfield Lioness-Lions

Kathy R. Crockett

Lisa E Dize

Phyllis J East

Jean R Fisher

Mamie Gargan

Rita Hirsch

Linda C. Nelson

Virginia Lee Puffinburger

Beth Ann Whitelock

Crisfield Lions

John W Cullen

Roland P Dean

William Jesse Drewer Jr.

V. Paul Emely

Melvin E Higgs Jr.

Steven S Ignaccolo

Douglas W Nelson

Joseph L Penn

Richard Allen Puffinburger

Bruce C Ramsay

Elwood Rybyzynske

George D Tawes

George Lee Taylor

George L Todd Jr.

Deal Island-Chance Lions

Thomas Roy Ford

William H Sailer

Steven C Webster

Jack Willing

Denton Lions

H. Warren Burr

Edward Dennis Dill

Stephen B Fike

Francis Marion Flater

William Gunther Iii

Francis M Hayman

Walter G Kerslake Jr.

George G. Lacy

John Nussear

Conrad V. Scurto

Carol Zinser

Easton Lions

James E. Apple

Paul B Ayers

Lawrence J Callahan

Robert R. Clark

Thomas K Cronshaw

James L Daffin Jr.

A. S. David

Kurt H Grumbach

James Halsey

Clifford L Hilk

William J. Holsten

Herbert T. Jump

Michael W Kavanaugh

Gary M. Molchan

John W. Morris

Melvin Newell

John A. Smith

Lawrence W Soular

Ed Wildasin

Donald Ray Yingling

Elkton Lions

Harry D. Barnes

Ray A. Crouse

Daniel Graham

Nancy Graham

Carroll S. Ford Hamilton

Ralph A. Neal

Paul Bryan Schneiders

Linda K. Webster

Federalsburg Lions

Kimberly M. Abner

Frankie Bennett

Debra M Brohawn

Keith Christopher

Wayne A. Cole

Richard H. Cooper Jr.

Lee James

Millicent B. Maloney

David A. Morean

Christy Pierce

Lisa K. Schmitt

Dan E Walker Sr.

J. Harvey Williamson

Fruitland Lions

William C. Andrews

Clayton Ball

Louis M Carey

Thomas O. Davis

Elbert Gladden

D'Arcy Lee Green

Norman Griffin

George A Hall Sr.

R. Russell Hitch

David H Howe

Frederick E Kramer

Carol Oney

Larry Phillips

Sam Ruark

Donald M. Rutledge

R. Gale Seaton

Murray L. Shores

Steve Shores

Sylvia H. Shores

Charles William Tribeck

Eddie James Vance

Rick Vance

Galena Lions

Debra A. Conner

Wilson B. Dill

Randall Keen

Kenneth R Mac Clelland

Edward G. O'Dwyer

William A. Powell, Jr.

Charles L. Smith

S. Wickes Westcott

Greensboro Lions

Edward L Cartrette

Kenneth D. Chouinard

James B Cook

Robert Charles Dean

Stephen Fleegle

William F Gray Jr.

J. Richard Harris Jr.

Frederick Clayton Hickman

William Lemuel Kinnamon

William A. Kinnamon

John E Laddbush

Donald L Larrimore

Joseph H Mccarthy

Carlton H Porter

Joseph Riddleberger

William W Satterfield

T. Edward Schaube

Robert Schreiber

David A Spencer

Goldsborough Stafford

George Edgar Weaver

Dorsey L Wooters

Hebron Lions

B. Frank Adkins

David O Armstrong

Donald E Beach

Mark C Benzin

Allen J Boecker

Howard E Brown Jr.

Jim English Jr.

Elston Jerry Hovatter

Carroll M Huston

Robert Lee Jones

William S Jones

Franklin Douglas Jones

William S. Jones Sr.

Samuel Lowe

Cyrus D Marter Iii

Arthur R Marvel

Bonard A Murray

A. Wayne Mynes

Ralph Phillips

Michael J Richardson

William R Robertson Jr.

Amy Sier

Charles R Smith III

Charles R. Smith Jr.

Edward Stephens

William Stephens

Virginia A. Studley

Darley T Travers

Kirby H. Travers

Charlene E. Travers

Billy Benjamin Truitt

James Ware

William Ronald Webster

Charles T. Whayland

Norman Wayne White

Robert Williams Jr.

Hurlock Lions

William R Brown III

Mary Lou P. Brown 

Lucious C Butt

Robert J Christopher

Charles N Cook

Keith Davis

Steve Disharoon

Parker J Durham

John G Haley

Robert K Harding

Dick Harris

Charles F. Hurley, Sr.

Kenneth L Hurlock Sr.

Arthur W Jones

William L. Jones

Gerald Keene

Dalton L. Mann

Timothy A. Mccarter

Joseph Edgar Mcgee Jr.

Charles A. Mock

Robert Charles Nilson

John Nossick

Brooks W Parker Sr.

Brooks Parker Jr.

Richard Price

Howard I Todd Jr.

Edward Walden

Franklin N Wilson

Linda L Wilson

David G. Wilson

Leonard D. Zeller

Kent Island Lions

Chuck Braband

Chip Brittingham

Ben Cassell

Ronald Deel

Dorothy Disharoon

Linda Friday

Clayton Gladd

Thomas K Helfenbein

Alvin L Helfenbein

Larry L Houck Jr.

John G Kirby

Harry E Klages

John A. Lawrence

Peter B Lee

Klaus Liebig

James H Miller

Harry B Porter

Oscar A Schulz

James Sowden Sr.

C. Willard Thomas

William 'Jack' Thompson

Bonnie J Walter

 

Marion Lions

James Eberhart

Carl C. Green, Jr.

Robert Hess

Philip Mahan

Cecil Schrock

Robert H. Sterling

Craig Whitelock

Marydel Lions

Mary Le Pore

Millington Lions

J. Carville Robinson

North East Upper North East

Eileen M. Gochneaur

North East

Robert L Benjamin II

Robert L. Benjamin, Sr.

Brian R Clare

Paul L Crawford

William W Dallas

Glenn Davis

John C Futty

Robert Merrill Gochneaur

Henry B Hammer

Janet Hammer

Robert Magdeburger

John L Mcmaster

Dean B Rice

Diana J Wilt

Ocean City Lioness-Lions

Faye A. Cathell

Ocean City Lions

Thomas Allen

Brian Bankert

Albert Berger

D. Pasher Bishop

Gregory S Burgan

William J. Burke

Wayne Cannon

Wayne Cannon

Norman H Cathell Sr.

Gregory A Cathell

Norman R Connell

Robert N. Corddry

H. Warren Crawford

Arthur T Davis

Benjamin Franklin Dawson

Leroy E Duggan

Ron Edelmann

Harold P Evans Jr.

William Greenwood

Charles Steve Harman

Robert M Hooper

Sarah Hooper

Oliver W Kahler

Michael A. Lecompte

Cynthia Malament

John Maphis

Ray P Mc Laughlin

Steven M Mcmillan

Doug Miley

Joseph M Mitrecic

Frank E. Mooney

Joseph Myles

Douglas M Parks Jr.

James C. Paulette, Jr.

J.D. Quillin III

Jeffrey Quillin

Ken Robertson

John T Roeder

Joseph Frederick Schanno

Lawrence Schissler

Melvin Stein

Omar W Todd

John L Topfer Jr.

Granville Trimper

Anthony John Villani Sr.

Samuel E Villani Sr.

Jim Waggoner

Scott Wallace Jr.

Sean Williams

William Wimbrow

Edward H. Wisch

Ron Wist

Ocean Pines Lions

Donna Lee Cowger-Burke

Joseph C Burns

Spencer Everett

Jane Starr

Perryville Lions

Bijoy K. Mahanti

Pittsville Lions

Clifton B. Thaw

Pocomoke City Lions

David C Aydelotte

John H Clarke Jr.

Paul T Corbin

Edward Vernon Davis

William P Flynn

Harrison A. Lambertson

Arthur W Lankford Jr.

Klein G Leister

William F. Shufelt

Don James Shumaker

Willard Stevenson

Patricia A Tomasovic

Thomas J Wall Sr.

Preston Lions

Beverly S Blades

Stuart Coulbourne

Charles Kenton

C.W. Phillips

Edward W. Quidas

James W Sanders

Fredrick Schmick

G. Albert Turner

Princess Anne Lions

Richard Barnes

Jerry Boston

Richard Boston

Timothy S. Boston

Joshua L. Boston

Adrian Nick Bozman

William R Culver

Wallace Dashiell

Orville Dryden Jr.

Margaret B. Dryden

Orville Dryden, Sr.

John Ent Sr.

Emily B. Ent

Charles Fisher

George E Godfrey

Michael N Hall

Elizabeth M Hall

James L Hinman Sr.

James L Hinman Jr.

Mary Jo Lafianza 

Thomas Wrendo Mears

John Merrill

Lester E Morgan

Philip M Pryor

Jordan R. Schaub

Lloyd L Simpkins

Earl T Smith

Christopher J. Smith

Traci L. Young

Queenstown Lions

Joseph Anthony

Carlton F Austin

Herbert Carter

William E Comegys Jr.

Thomas M Faulkner Jr

S. E. W. Friel

Hank E Gerding III

Charles Windsor Hastings

H. Melvin Kendall

Howard J King III

James O. Lewis, Sr.

Robert Edward Middleton

Richard E Middleton

Albert G. Miner

Richard K Potter

William Wesley Ridgley

Dave S Sipes

W Franklin Smith

Donald L Speakman

Robert Thomas

Elmer Whitby

Paul Whitby

James M Whitby

Ridgely Lions

Richard P Barton

Albert D Boggess

Jesse Crook

Dave Davis

Donna L Digiacomo

Rodney P Dobson

J. Russell Griffith

Parke P Hahn

Ross D. Harper

Alfred H Kellner

Robert Magrogan

Brett Meyers

Dale Mumford

Charles A Poukish

Michael R Redgraves

Delores K Reep

Gerald A Sutton

J Warren Thomas Sr.

John E Voshell

Rising Sun Lions

Robert H Cameron

Barry Cameron

Paul D Elwood

William D Fossett

Dana L Fritts

Joseph Fritts

Kenneth Ray Graybeal

Mary Beth Jackson

George Klusak

Dale Lofthouse

Margaret E Lucas

Robert A Lucas

Howard Mcfadden

Richard Montgomery

Richard L Moulton

William P Pare

James Powell

Marilyn H Powell

David E Price

Robert E Shallcross

Darwin Struble

Sallie Teague

Murray Zepp

Rock Hall Lions

Charles B. Chance

Salisbury Heritage Lions

Betty Jane Briddell

Melanie Donophan

Lynnette Miller

Peggy J Robertson

Debbie A Steele-Moore

Salisbury Metro Lions

Mary Louise Barnes

Dorothy Culver

Anne Mc Williams

Louetta S Pryor

Judith N. Renshaw

Carol Schoonover

Helen Senkbeil

Janet B Shockley

Bertha Strachan

Joann T. Truitt

Salisbury Mt. Hermon

Gloria M Donoho

Roger C Hornsby

Salisbury Wicomico

Robert Hortie Sr.

John R Lloyd

Don Purcell

Salisbury (Host) Lions

Carroll L Adams

William Bicknell

Stephen E Bounds

William B Briddell

Edward Carey

Richard Chaffinch

Osborne D Christensen Jr

Patrick Congro

Kevin Darcey

Robert H Douglas

John H Ebelein

R Ebelein

John J Griffith

Herman Stewart Haemel

W Richard Holloway

W Richard Holloway

W Richard Holloway Jr.

Seth H. Hurdle

Peter Hutchinson

Elmer Incheck

Robert Kambarn

Steven A. Kambarn

Robert F Langan

Victor G Lowe

Donald D Mariner

Gary L Mccready

Michael A. Miles

Irwin M. Moulthrop

Ronald Bruce Nelson

Herman E. Perdue

William H Powell

Jack Paul Smith

Robert W. Sterling

Bevereley Stoakley

Edward Thomas

Alfred T Truitt III

Scott M. Wade

Robert O Webster

Wirt Wolfe

Joseph P Wood Sr.

Richard S Wootten

Sharptown Lions

James E. Atkinson

Cleophas E Bennett

Gordy B. Collins

Allen T. Dickerson

Ronald Dorr

Dale Fields

George Freeman

George C Gale

James L Goslee

Travis Lee Goslee

Vince L Goslee

Earl Harrington Jr.

C. Brinsfield Lowe

Thomas H Mooney

Louis Phillips

Jennings B. Phillips

Terry Ryan

David R. Studley

William D Tull

Herman D Wheatley

Snow Hill Lions

George Lee Clayville

William Gordy

Otho M Mariner Jr.

Charles W Nelson Jr.

Augustus W Payne

Sudlersville Lions

Austin Appenzeller

Virginia Brown

Richard J Brusca

W. Hearon Buttrill

Gayland Clark

James Clements

Julia S Cohey

H Hodge Coleman

Eugene F Coleman

Darlene Coleman

George H Godfrey

Thomas E Godfrey

W. Sudler Goodhand

Mathhew A Gulrich Jr.

E. Theodore Kimble

Harry Kirby Krams

Alice J. Lord

Franklin Wyatt Starkey

L. Sudler Story Jr.

Trappe Lions

C. Lester Chance

Ernest Fisher Jr.

Edgar Harrison

Edward D Harrison

Carlton Skip Marvel

Paul Edward Moore

Edward N Nelson

John H Quidas Jr.

John H. Quidas

George Stevens

West Side Wicomico County Lions

Frank P Antes

John B Atkins Sr.

Robert Quincy Blevins

Robert Allen Cunningham

David M. Dayton

Ralph Laurence Elsey

Bernard F Fisher Jr.

Edward A Horsman

Curtis W Insley

Harold B Kennerly Jr.

Stephen Mc Carter

Oscar W. Nelson

Richard L Pryor

William M. Rencher

Elton G Webster

Willards Lions

Gerald W Cullen

James E Farlow

Harold J Haltman

David F Hazel

Jane Frances Piper

Crawford A Rayne

Leah T Rayne

Crawford D. Rayne

Paul F. Richardson

Dennis H Sew

Pattie A. Tingle

Elwood Webb

Raymond E White

Raymond F White

Joseph Zumbo

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