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Ottertail's Patrick awarded Lions Melvin Jones Fellowship

Don Patrick was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship on Tuesday evening at the meeting of the Ottertail Lions. The Melvin Jones Fellowship honors Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International. It is the highest form of recognition conferred by the foundation. At left, presenting award is Darrell Sanderson.

It is largely due to the growth of the fellowship program that LCIF has been able to meet humanitarian needs in communities worldwide. In many cases these needs are reflected in the eyes of disadvantaged children. Or perhaps made apparent by a common sense of hopelessness shared by the elderly whose community has been unable to care for them.

LCIF continually meets needs such as these through the generosity of Lions, and others, who have contributed to the Melvin Jones Fellowship program. It represents Patrick's dedication to making the world a better place through humanitarian service.

Patrick has been a Lions member since 2000. He has served as President and been very active. He has served on the Ottertail City Council, the Lakeland Hospice Board, the Church Council, of which he is the President this year, and the United Way Board.