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Cyril Simmonds receives highest honour in Lions Club

Cyril Simmonds, right, receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from N3 District Governor Doug Genge at a Lions Club meeting in St. Anthony on Oct. 5.
Cyril Simmonds, right, receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from N3 District Governor Doug Genge at a Lions Club meeting in St. Anthony on Oct. 5.

ST. ANTHONY, NL – One of the members of the St. Anthony Lions Club has received the organization’s highest honour.

Cyril Simmonds received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from District Governor (N3) Doug Genge at the St. Anthony Lions Club Oct. 5.

The award is named after the founder of Lions Club International. It is given to individuals for their achievement and dedication to the organization.

Simmonds has been a member of the St. Anthony Lions Club since 1993.

During his time in the Lions, he has acted in various capacities in the club and in the district. Simmonds has been president, zone chair, membership chair, first and second district governor, and district governor.

Currently, he is serving as the first vice-president of the St. Anthony Lions Club and as zone chair for region N3.

Eli Rowbottom, right, accepted a silver key from N3 District Governor Douge Genge at a Lions Club meeting on Thursday night, for bringing two new members into the St. Anthony Lions Club in 2016.

The presentation took place during one of the St. Anthony Lions Club’s monthly meeting.

District Governor Genge came from Anchor Point to attend and speak at the meeting.

During the meeting, St. Anthony Lions member Eli Rowbottom was also presented a silver key for bringing in two new members in the Lions’ centennial year, 2016.

Member Ephraim Sparks was also to be presented an award for serving in the Lions for 45 years, but was not in attendance.

stephen.roberts@northernpen.ca

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