SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – George Lauzon of Springfield has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community. Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the foundation’s highest recognitions, honoring the commitment to humanitarian service.
George is a member of the Springfield Lions Club. At the recent Vermont Lions State Convention, he received a commemorative plaque and lapel pin acknowledging his dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals. As a Melvin Jones Fellow, George becomes a part of the growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.
Lion George has been an active member of his club since 2011. He has stepped up to serve his club in all activities, both service and fundraising. He has been an integral part of our Christmas tree sales, fishing tournament, and Las Vegas nights. Lion George also participates in the Food from the Heart Campaign and eyeglass payments from the club for those in need. Lion George has taken on the responsibility of club treasurer for several years, managing and reporting club finances with impeccable care. Lion George is also very involved in local Boy Scout activities, providing activities and guidance to our community’s youth, and serving on various scouting committees for more than 20 years. In both Lions and Boy Scout communities, Lion George is known as the Camp Cook Extraordinaire! Lion George is a supervisor paralegal in the Vermont Office of Child Support, having served Vermont’s children and their wellbeing for 35 years.
Lions Clubs International Foundation is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International. Established in 1968, LCIF is committed to providing humanitarian services to those in need, including providing disaster relief, saving sight, supporting youth, and combating disability. Since its founding in 1968, LCIF has awarded more than 13,000 grants totaling over $1 billion, including several recovery grants following Vermont floods. LCIF will continue to work every day to support humanitarian service projects all over the world and give hope to those who need it. There are more than 331,000 Melvin Jones Fellows worldwide who provide more than 75 percent of the foundation’s revenue. Learn more at www.lcif.org.