Fulton Lions Club Installs New President; Weston Receives ‘Melvin Jones Fellow’ Honor

Lion Robert Weston, center, is surrounded by his family after being honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions Clubs International Foundations’ highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service. “We are extremely delighted to honor Bob Weston as a Melvin Jones Fellow,” President Michelle Stanard said.
Lion Robert Weston, center, is surrounded by his family after being honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions Clubs International Foundations’ highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service. “We are extremely delighted to honor Bob Weston as a Melvin Jones Fellow,” President Michelle Stanard said.

FULTON, NY – The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2018-19 and presented club awards for the 2017-18 club year at its June 21 meeting.

Lion Robert Weston was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions Clubs International Foundations’ highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.

Zachary Merry succeeds Michelle Stanard as president.

The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2018-19 and presented annual awards recently. Back row, from left: Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, who presided over the installation; Robert Weston, honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow; Gail Holmes, tail twister; Mike Reardon, treasurer; Michelle Stanard, immediate past president and secretary; Mark Pollock, assistant lion tamer; and Geoff Sawyer, lion tamer, and Dave Dingman, board of directors. Front row, from left: Zachary Merry, president, and David Guyer, vice president, who was named 2018 Lion of the Year.
The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2018-19 and presented annual awards recently. Back row, from left: Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, who presided over the installation; Robert Weston, honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow; Gail Holmes, tail twister; Mike Reardon, treasurer; Michelle Stanard, immediate past president and secretary; Mark Pollock, assistant lion tamer; and Geoff Sawyer, lion tamer, and Dave Dingman, board of directors. Front row, from left: Zachary Merry, president, and David Guyer, vice president, who was named 2018 Lion of the Year.

Other officers installed included: David Guyer, vice president; Michelle Stanard, secretary; and Michael Reardon, treasurer.

Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, presided over the installation.

Other positions installed at that meeting include: Susan Daratt, assistant secretary; Ron Browning, assistant treasurer, Fred Aldrich, membership chair; Geoff Sawyer, lion tamer, Mark Pollock, assistant lion tamer; Gail Holmes, tail twister; Brett Tallents, assistant tail twister.

Steve Chirello, David Dingman, Len Kellogg and Dennis Rupert were elected to the board of directors.

Outgoing Fulton Lions President Michelle Stanard passes the gavel to incoming President Zachary Merry.
Outgoing Fulton Lions President Michelle Stanard passes the gavel to incoming President Zachary Merry.

Past President Guyer received the Lion of the Year award, and Past President Leo Chirello, with more than 40 years of service to the club, received a special certificate of recognition.

“We are extremely delighted to honor Bob Weston as a Melvin Jones Fellow,” Stanard said. “He exemplifies everything this honor stands for with his sterling record of service to our community, and as an outstanding member of our club. Melvin Jones Fellows are firmly committed to finding ways of improving the quality of life in their local communities and in the world community.”

Fulton Lions President Michelle Stanard presents David Guyer with the 2018 award for Fulton Lion of the Year.
Fulton Lions President Michelle Stanard presents David Guyer with the 2018 award for Fulton Lion of the Year.

“Chartered in 1953, our club continues to be one of the most active in our district. We look forward to our upcoming Charby’s Duck Derby (September 9), to kick off our next year of service to the greater Fulton community,” Stanard added.

The Fulton Lions Club provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.

For more information, visit www.fultonlionsclub.com, or find them on Facebook under Fulton, NY Lions.

Past President Leo Chirello, with more than 40 years of service to Fulton Lions, receives a special certificate of recognition from President Michelle Stanard.
Past President Leo Chirello, with more than 40 years of service to Fulton Lions, receives a special certificate of recognition from President Michelle Stanard.

2 Comments

  1. Bob Weston, this highest award is very well deserved. You have always been an outstanding Lion and are always doing things to help our community. It does not go Un-noticed by anyone in Fulton. Where ever there is a need for assistance, you would rally the Lions and help. Many times you would perform service to the community on your own. I believe it is just your nature to hel-. Again, this award is very well deserved.

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