Major Lions Award Goes To Walt Powell and Bob Munson
In a ceremony at the June 25, 2018 meeting of the Monticello Lions Club, Lions District Governor Lori Bennett of Paris, Illinois, presented Melvin Jones Fellowship awards to Lions Walt Powell (left) and Bob Munson. The distinguished award, the highest in Lionism, is named after Melvin Jones, who founded the first Lions Club over 100 years ago. The award recognizes substantial contributions to the sight and hearing conservation efforts of Lions, as funded by the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Monticello Lions Club Past President Walt Powell presents the 2018 Lions Club Scholarship Award to Hannah Oberheim at the Monticello High School Honors Night. The $2000 scholarship has been awarded annually for many years to an MHS graduating senior for use at a 2-year or 4-year college in Illinois. The recipient is chosen from a number of applicants, usually more than a dozen, and is awarded based on financial need, scholastic achievement, letters of recommendation, and an essay by the applicant. The applications are reviewed carefully by the Monticello Lions Club Scholarship Committee which then votes to choose the annual winner.