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The annual Melvin Jones Fellows breakfast was held recently at the Dover Sheraton. Lions Club International Foundation chairman and past district governor John Crompton offered a history of both Jones and the Lions Club. Janet Brown and Leonard Donohoe were honored with Five Diamond Melvin Jones Fellow status, and James Gandolfo was made a Melvin Jones Fellow, as was Ralph Schieferstein a week earlier. Shown in the picture are (l-r) Leonard Donohoe, past president of the Milford Lions; Janet Brown, assistant, District 22-D and trea- surer of Frederica Spring Creek; James Gandolfo, Millcreek Lions; Bill Kircher, district gov- ernor; and Ralph Schieferstein, cabinet secretary, District 22-D, and member of the Dover Li- ons. Delaware Lions hold JonesFelk00ws brunch District 22-D (Delaware Lions) 1917. His title in the organization held its annual Melvin Jones Fel- lows Brunch recently at the Shera- ton Inn, Dover. The event was chaired by John Crompton, who is the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) chairman for District 22-D and the immediate past governor of the district. Approximately 160 people at- tended the brunch, which is held annually to honor both the founder of LCIF, Melvin Jones, and the Melvin Jones Fellows in Delaware. By Crompton's esti- mate, there have been about 352 Melvin Jones Fellows named in the state of Delaware since the in- ception of the Fellowship in 1973. Each Melvin Jones Fellow repre- sents a $1,000 donation to LCIF, given either by an individual, a club or the district. A Progressive Five Diamond Melvin Jones Fel- low represents a commitment of five years of donating $1,000 each year for a total of $5,000. Melvin Jones grew up in Chica- go and worked for an insurance company until he founded his own firm. He founded the Lions in was secretary general. Jones be- lieved "you couldn't really be- come someone until you have helped someone else." The Melvin Jones Fellowship was be- gun in 1973, and this year marks its 25th anniversary. Melvin Jones Fellows do not have to be Lions. Businessmen have been honored with the Fellowship; Lionesses and Leos have also'received the honor. Elsie Heller, who is both a Dover Lion and a Dover Lioness, was the first woman in Delaware to be named a Melvin Jones Fel- low. She received the honor in 1982, while her husband, Henry Heller, became a Melvin Jones Fellow the following year. At the brunch, Crompton recog- nized Lion Leonard Donahue for his'fifth year of a Five Year Pro- gressive Melvin Jones Fellow- ship. Donahue is a longtime mem- ber of the Milford Lions Club, having joined in 1953. He has served as president, secretary, treasurer and lion tamer for his club, and as a cabinet treasurer on VFW state commander to be honored on March 14 VFW State Commander Robert A. McGowan, of Lewes, will be honored at a testimonial dinner on Saturday, March 14, at the Delaware State Troopers Associa- tion in Cheswold. McGowan was elected Delaware State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States for 1997-98 at the department convention in June 1997. He served as a communica- tion technician in the U.S. Navy aboard the cruisers Des Moines, Newport News, Northhampton and Salem from 1952 to 1956 dur- ing the Korean conflict He joined the VFW in 1958, and is currently a life member of the Polish Amer- ican VFW Post 3257 in Wilming- ton. He served as their post com- mander from 1989 to 1991, and also held many other positions at the post, dis- trict and de- partmental levels. He was honored as a national aide. de camp from 1992 to 1993. After retir- ing with the rank of MCGOWAN sergeant from the Wilmington Police Depart- ment after 20 years of service, he was employed by ICI Chemicals, Atlas Point, retiring in 1997. After his retiemem, he ani his x, Barbara, moved to Lewes. McGowan said he plans to re- main active in the VFW following the conclusion of his term as De- partment Commander in June. the district level in 1965-66. Ken Draper, a member of the Milford Lions, and vice district governor candidate for next year, gave a short presentation at the brunch. He told the group his lhot- to will be "Excellence through Service." CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 6- March 12, 1998 - 35 Spring nature programs set at Abbott's Mill On Saturday, March 14, families are iIvited to take a just-before- spring walk to see what's sprouting and to learn how chlorophyll is pro- duced. Then, using collected samples, participants will create a nature print on cloth to take home. Wildlife detectives are needed to interpret tracks, pellets, tunnels and animal paths on Saturday, March 21, as a wildlife walk through the center's trails. Preregistration at least four days prior to a program is required; call 422-0847 for times and costs. YES, YOU CAN ADOPT! U.S. and International Open Adoption of U.S. Infants Caucasion African-American and Multiracial International Infant Adoptions China Vietnam Eastern Europe Affend a FREE INFO. MEETING in Milford, DE on Thursday, March 12th at 7 p.m. HOMES FOR SALE Leased Ground Rent includes trash pick-up and water. SALES OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A- 26 1971 RITZCRAFT 12X65 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Oil heat and gas cooking. Central air. 12x20 enclosed porch. 6x6 shed. Purchase price of $30,000. B - 17 1965 ROYCRAFT 55X10 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gas cook- ing and microwave. Decks front and back. Window A/C. Large add on room. Furnished. Purchase price of $18,,500. B - 32 1972 RITZCRAFT 12X60 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Large addi- tion and screened porch. Gas heat and cooking. Furnished. Purchase price of $28,900. E - 47 1978 SCHULT 14X70 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Within walking distance to marina. Swimming pool and tennis courts. W/D and window A/C. Needs some TLC. Unfurnished. Purchase price of $18,000. F - 171980 MARSHFIELD 14X60 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Gas heat and cooking. C/A, W/D, 8x10 shed. Furnished. Purchase price of $39,900. F - 38 1983 MARSHFIELD 14X70 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. C/A, W/D. Furnished. Great Attached deck and an 8x10 shed. Price reduced to $30,900. F - 51 1980.MARSHFIELD 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. A/C, W/D, 10x20 deck. 12x16 shed. Partially furnished. Situated on a large corner lot. Purchase price of $39,900. G - 25 1987 SKYLINE 14X70 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas heat and cooking. C/A, W/D. Large screened porch. Partially fur- nished. Shows like a new mod- el. Shed. Purchase price of $33,000. M - 2 1982 WESTGATE 14X70 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. W/D, A/C. Log burning fireplace never used. 12x14 deck. Purchase price of $29,000. Our community is located from Route 1, west on Old Landing Road (Route 274). Travel 2.6 mites to Rehobi)h '9 Cmamunity on the kt tter Old Ln/iing Gol otwse. i