Geneva Lions Club Honors Pribble, Chalmers

Geneva Lions Club Honors Pribble, Chalmers

Howie Pribble receives the Melvin Jones Fellowship. (CREDIT: Geneva Lions Club)

Members of the Geneva Lions Club, Howie Pribble of Batavia, and Murray Chalmers of Geneva, were recently recognized with the club’s highest honor, a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

Established by Lions Club International in 1973, the fellowship is an honor granted to those who donate, or have donations made in their name, of $1,000 to the Lions Club International Foundation. Members of the Geneva Lions Club voted to recognize Pribble and Chalmers with this award in appreciation of their longstanding club membership, volunteerism and support.

Fellowships represent 75 percent of the foundation’s annual revenue. Millions of people around the world have benefited through more than 11,340 foundation grants, which have totaled more than $826 million.

The Geneva Lions Club works within the communities of Geneva and St. Charles to raise money primarily for the benefit of persons with sight or hearing disabilities. A large percentage of funds is also donated to local community organizations. Visit to learn more about the Geneva Lions Club, our service activities, and the organizations we support or join us for lunch at noon almost every Monday at Aurelio’s Pizza in downtown Geneva.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit

SOURCE: Geneva Lions Club news release