Governor Otter has issued a proclamation declaring January 13th (the birth date of founder Melvin Jones) Idaho Lions Day! Let everyone know you are proud to be a Lion-wear your vest, logo shirt, or pin and spend some time talking to your friends and co-workers about Lions Club and why you are a member!
The Proclamation reads:
Whereas, Lions Clubs International was founded by Melvin Jones in 1917 and now is the largest, most diverse community humanitarian service organization in the world; and
Whereas, Lions Clubs International has over 1.3 million members worldwide and over 3000 members in Idaho; and
Whereas, Idaho Lions Clubs determine the needs of the community by working with youth, seniors, Veterans, and the Sight and Hearing Foundation to create better neighborhoods; and
Whereas, Idaho Lions Club members make a difference by working with families as a charitable family-based organization; and
Whereas, Melvin Jones's birthday is January 13;
Now, Therefore, I, C. "Butch" Otter, Governor of the State of Idaho, do hereby proclaim that January 13, 2010, be IDAHO LIONS DAY.
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