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Marge Johnson receives Lions Jones Fellowship

Marge Johnson was the recipient of a "Melvin Jones Fellowship," presented at the March 4 Perham Lions meeting. In turn, she presented her husband Len, background, with a "Dreamcatcher" award for his work as statewide Lions diabetes co-chair.1 / 2
Presented with a Helen Keller Sight Award March 4 was DeAnna Lehman, pictured here with Perham Lions President Gary Senske.2 / 2

A second "Melvin Jones Fellowship" has been awarded to a member of the Perham Lions Club for year 2010.

Receiving the Melvin Jones Fellowship at the March 4 meeting was Marge Johnson, a Perham Lions member since 1998. Johnson has been very active in the Lions diabetes programs, as well as vision and hearing initiatives. She and her husband Len Johnson, who is Lions state co-chair of the Lions diabetes programs, travel the state as a team, educating Lions chapters about diabetes.

In February, Perham Lion Peggy Cupkie earned a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

The Jones Fellowship is the highest honor attainable in Lions.

The "Johnson Team" has presented more than 50 "Dreamcatcher" awards to Minnesota Lions members, since Len was named state co-chair. Last week, it was Len Johnson's turn to be presented a "Dreamcatcher," which is a special Lions honor for those working on Lions International's diabetes programs.

Appropriately, it was team and life mate Marge who presented Len with his "Dreamcatcher."

Four "Helen Keller" awards presented

Lions International, perhaps best known for a near-century-long commitment to vision and blindness prevention, has a special award for those active in the Lions, and in the organization's health-related programs.

Earning a "Helen Keller Sight Award" last week was Perham Lion DeAnna Lehman, who has been a Perham Lions member since 1993. Last month, Ray and Lila Masters and Rob Evans received Keller awards.

All four have been active volunteers with Lions programs, most visibly at the annual Perham Trade and Home Show--where they are familiar faces at the Lions diabetes and sight screening booth.

DeAnna has been a Perham Lion since 1993, and served as "Liontamer" for ten years. She has been a regular at Lions concessions, at the fair Bingo games, and many other Lions activities.