Livonia, MI - The Livonia Lions Club named Lion Dina Dubuis, Madonna assistant vice president for enrollment services and registrar, the 2019/2020 Lion of the Year. Lion Matt Collins defined the Lion of the Year as someone who accepts a leadership role and exceeds expectations, actively participates in many club functions, takes on a challenge and moves it forward, and goes the extra mile.
As vice president for the Club, Dubuis provides valuable perspective and support. She also regularly participates in fundraisers, business meetings, and club activities, including lining up volunteers and managing registration for the Kids Coalition Against Hunger annual meal-packing event. She also found time to lead the redesign of the Club's new website.
In addition, the Club awarded Dubuis the Melvin Jones Fellowship for humanitarian service. The first Lions Club was established by Melvin Jones in Chicago in 1917. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award recognizes Lions who, over an extended period of time, exhibit the ideals of service to the community as demonstrated by the Founder of Lionism.
"Lion Dina epitomizes what it means to be a Lion, to serve those in need in our community, to represent and promote the ideals of Lionism to those around her, and to make a difference as a member of the Livonia Lions Club," said Collins.
The Lions Club serves those in need in the communities of Livonia and Redford, especially the blind and visually impaired, the deaf and hard of hearing, special needs children, and the communities at large.The mission of the Lions Club is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.