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.
“It’s a prestigious award in the Lions organisation.
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“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.”
Go to bridlingtonlions.org.uk to find out more about the Bridlington Lions Club and how to join the group.