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A Lion of an award

William Boaz of Truckee has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Club International Foundation, in recognition of his commitment to serving the world community. Above, Boaz, left, receives a plaque from Past District 4N Governor Jim Heath of Truckee Host Lions Club.

Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the foundation’s highest honor. It is a recognition of a commitment to humanitarian service. Boaz is a member of the Truckee Host Lions Club.

As a Melvin Jones Fellow, Boaz becomes a part of a growing network of individuals who are committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization numbering more than 1.4 million members. As the charitable arm of the association, Lions Club International Foundation makes grants for vital community and global projects that meet a wide range of humanitarian needs. The foundation’s SightFirst program unites more than 42,000 Lions club in a worldwide endeavor to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness.

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