Posted on Monday, Dec. 17th, 2012

Past President Receives Melvin Jones Award

Dona VanLeer BWThe highest honor that a Lion can receive has been awarded to Past Lion President Dona Van Leer.

She has been a Lion for 9 years and during that period has served or chaired many of the River Hills Lions projects. Right out of the box Dona was honored as New Lion of the Year and never looked back, always volunteering to help others. It takes a very special person to have served as Editor of the Focus, assisted with the Web design, Secretary of the River Hills Lions Community Foundation, Chair of JDRF and has participated in the walk several times, has been a Clover Schools Mentor, organized several visits of the Health Screening Unit from the South Carolina Lions and has been instrumental in getting the School District to accept the Unit, helped with Pot Luck Suppers, Pancake Breakfasts and the Lions Christmas dinner, Chaired the Benefit Dinner, attended multiple state and District Conventions, created and mailed letters to the different Charities for the Charities Budget, represented River Hills Lions Club at the Storm Eye Symposium, assisted in starting the Roar