Dale Nickelson, a Granbury Lions Club member for the past 5 1/2 years, received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award last month during the initiation meeting of the Granbury Lions Club.
Lions Club International recognizes outstanding individuals with an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This fellowship award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.
Nickelson, a valued member of the local Lions Club, has served as president, vice president and flag captain.
He has donated many, many hours to the flag program and can be seen each holiday placing the American and Texas flags around the courthouse square.
Nickelson is retired from the U. S. Air Force having spent 30 years in service to his country. He presently volunteers for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoys fishing and carpentry.
He and his wife Lorrie have six children and five grandchildren.
The fellowship was created in 1973 by Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions Clubs International. It is one of the highest honors bestowed on deserving Lions Club members.
The fellowship was established by the Lions Club International Foundation to recognize and acknowledge a deserving individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.
The recipient of this award is a model to other Lions because of exemplary service to their club and the community which it serves.
The Granbury Lions Club meets on Tuesday of each week at 11:45 at Spring Creek Barbeque . Lions Club is a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and working together to fulfill those needs.
For more information or to get involved with the Granbury Lions Club, please contact James Royce, local membership chairman at 817-579-6141 or 972-998-3801.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.
Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.