Who says hard work doesn’t pay off?
Mike was totally surprised Saturday night, 3/19/11, when it was announced during the Webster Groves Lions Club Installation Dinner that he had been chosen to receive The Melvin Jones Award. This award is the highest recognition given to a Lion, named after the founder, Melvin Jones. The recipient of this award is chosen by prior Melvin Jones winners in the club. It was told that the vote was unanimous which makes Mike even prouder knowing that his fellow Lions hold him to such high standards.
We didn’t think it was possible, but Mike was almost speechless. Being overcome with pride he gave only a two minute speech rather than his usual 20 minute. He was surrounded by family who were equally surprised. We couldn’t imagine our friends & fellow Lions being able to keep a secret like that.
What a memorable night that was.