POULSBO — Dale Anderson of the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club and David Risley of the Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride branch are the newest recipients of the Melvin Jones Fellowship.
This is the highest honor bestowed on a Lions Club member. It recognizes their continued humanitarian work and dedication to the principles of Lionism.
Anderson was sponsored into the club by his father, Martin Anderson, a charter member of Poulsbo Lions and a former mayor of Poulsbo.
Anderson has been a Lion for more than 45 years. He has served as club president and is a former Poulsbo City Council member. Projects he’s worked on include the downtown boardwalk, Fish Park, Bellringer Christmas baskets, White Cane Days, and participates in the annual Viking Fest Lions Pancake Breakfast.
Risley was sponsored into Lions in 2002 by his father, Dick Risley, and has served as club president, zone chairman, second vice district governor, and first vice district governor. He is governor of District 19C, the highest office in the Lions Club district.
The Poulsbo Noon Lions (www.poulsbolions.blogspot.com) has 83 members and meets Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. The Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride Branch meets the first and third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.