Lakeville Lions receives honor for service

May 25, 2023

LAKEVILLE — The Lakeville Lions Club recently awarded Robert F Joyal the Melvin Jones Fellowship in recognition for his service to the Lakeville Lions and the Lakeville community. 

Joyal has been a member of the Lakeville Lions club since 2013 and was a previous board member and Past President. He was instrumental in the success of multiple golf tournaments, which are the club's largest annual fundraising events, he started the Easter Egg Hunt annual community event, organized several Touch-a-Truck events and coordinated donations with the Sacred Heart Food Pantry in Middleboro and Camp Jack day camp for kids with diabetes in Assonet.

Past President and current board member Paul Meleedy said that he has “seen firsthand the lasting positive impact Bob has made on this club. His tireless leadership and positive attitude have inspired others to join and stay involved." 

Club President Norm Orrall noted “Bob has given his time and talent to his community and the Lions club for many years. His cheerful spirit and dedication are an inspiration to all of us."

The Melvin Jones Fellowship was created in 1973 and takes its name from the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. The fellowship was established as Lions Clubs International Foundation’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.