Bridlington Lions Club member earns Melvyn Jones Fellowship after 35 years service with the organisation

A Bridlington Lions Club member who has served the charity for over 35 years received a special award this month.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 8:11 am
Lion John Hall presents the Melvyn Jones Fellowship to David Baker.Lion John Hall presents the Melvyn Jones Fellowship to David Baker.

David Baker was presented with the Melvyn Jones Fellowship for long-standing service as a Lion.

Over the years of support David has given to Lions, he has been president of the club as well as being responsible for organising the long-standing partnership the club has with a Dutch club – arranging visits on a biannual basis.

Mr Baker said: “I am very honoured to receive the award, the presentation was a complete surprise.

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“It’s a prestigious award in the Lions organisation.

“I have been a Lion for just over 35 years and the award is given for the length of service and what a member has achieved during that time.”

A Lions spokesman said: “Congratulations David – a fantastic achievement – and thank you for your continued support.”

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