Named for the associationís founder, the MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP symbolizes
those attributes characteristic of individuals dedicated to humanitarian service. The program
was first established in 1973-74 when two individuals were honored as Melvin Jones
Fellows. A decade later, there were 1895 members in the world so honored.
When any individual, club or district donates $1000 (for each award) to the Lions Club
International Foundation (LCIF) undesignated funds for a fellowship, the individual so named is
inducted into the program as a MELVIN JONES FELLOW. His name is then added to the growing
list of Melvin Jones Fellows whose names are listed and displayed at Lions Clubs International
Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. Donations to LCIF helps a well operated, voluntary
organization work to improve the human condition in the world.