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Ipswich Lions receive awards


January 25, 2023

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Lester and Colleen Forkel with Jerry Brooks

Ipswich Lions President Jerry Brooks recently presented Melvin Jones Fellowship Awards to Lester and Colleen Forkel. 

Created in 1973, the fellowship award is named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones and is the foundation's highest honor. 

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is recognition of a commitment to humanitarian work and service to others.  Lester and Colleen are dedicated Lions members whose humanitarian efforts include on-site vision screening of over 1,000 students at Ipswich and surrounding schools over the past five years. They can also often be found work...

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