Posted on Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2014

Ron Kraft and Mary Ann Robinson Honored as Melvin Jones Fellows

This is the highest recognition of long-term Lions service.

Friends of Mary Ann Robinson know better than to ask what she does in her spare time, because they’re aware that she doesn’t have any. She’s too busy involving herself in worthy projects for the River Hills Lions. All Lions embrace the motto “We Serve,” but Mary Ann serves more frequently than most.

So what has she done to deserve it? She has worked on the Lions Benefit dinner, the Pancake Breakfast, the Annual Golf Tournament, and the Pot-Luck-Dinner. She has also volunteered on the South Carolina Lions Hearing and Sight Mobile Unit.

And if all that weren’t enough she has served as Secretary of the Club, is currently Club Historian, and member of the River Hills Lions Community Foundation. We could say that in her spare time she creates and prints pamphlets and brochures for various Club functions. But then again, she doesn’t have any spare time.

Ron Kraft is one of those people. In his fifteen years as a River Hills Lion he has given himself to virtually every undertaking asked of him. Ron has worked in several capacities on the River Hills Lions Directory from Salesperson to Distribution Manager. He’s been involved with the Club’s annual golf tournament several times. And when the time came to set up the Lions Christmas tree lot, he was there. He was there to help sell the trees too, in all kinds of weather. Ron has also worked with the Health Screening Unit at several Clover Schools and has been active in the Lions very important School Mentoring program.

Recipients of Lions charities can be thankful that someone like Melvin Jones came along, and also that people like Ron Kraft came along after him.