Wilmington Lions celebrate 100 years of service, honor founder Melvin Jones

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WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Lions Club and more than 46,000 Lions Clubs around the world are celebrating the Lions Centennial. What better way to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Lionism than to honor the legacy of Melvin Jones, founder of Lions International.

In 1973, the Lions Clubs International established the Melvin Jones Fellowship. As recognition of outstanding humanitarian work, individuals may be honored who have contributed their time, energy, and provide service to their community.

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From Left to Right are Lion Past President Richard Gerrish, Lion Fran Piscetelli, and Lion Past President Kennan Maready. (Courtesy of George Holston)

The Wilmington Lions Club took great pride in presenting to Lion Frank Piscetelli a Melvin Jones Fellowship for his contributions of service. Lion Frank has served as vice-president and other offices in the club. He founded and chaired the Wilmington Lions Memorial Golf Tournament that has raised thousands of dollars to provide vision care to the needy in the greater Wilmington area and to Boys and Girls Home of NC.

Frank is a member of the First Baptist Church. He has served in the church’s prison ministry and the soup kitchen at the Good Shepherd Center

-Content provided by George Holston, Secretary, Wilmington Lions Club

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