A member of the Royal City Lions Club has received a top honour from the organization for his efforts to help those in need.
Lion Bob Keleher was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship, which recognizes Keleher’s commitment within the Guelph community to preserve sight, combat disability, promote health and provide relief for those in need, a news release said.
“Lion Bob’s dedication to Lions, his involvement in many projects and his leadership makes him important to our club and to the Lions movement,” club president Ted Wells said in the release.
Keleher joined the club in 2004 and has since distinguished himself by being active on all projects undertaken by the club and serving as a director, as secretary and as president of the club.
Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship was created in 1973. Since that time, more than 280,000 individuals from 46,000 Lions Clubs in 208 countries have been honored. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.5 million members.
The Royal City Lions Club, founded in 1987, raises up to $20,000 each year for local community projects, including help for those who require, but cannot afford, such items as hearing aids, glasses, wheelchairs, Braille writers or assistive devices.