Dori Minton receives major Lions Club award

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Lions Club District Giovernor Walt Hamer presented Monett club member Dori Minton with the Lions District Six New Voices Service Award at a recent meeting. Contributed photo

New Voices Service Award presented by the district governor

Monett Lions Club member Dori Minton recently received the Missouri Lions District Six New Voices Service Award for her service to others.

The highly covered award came from International Lions President Gudrun Yngvadottir. District Governor Walt Hamer, also a Monett club member, made the award official at a recent Monett Lions meeting. presenting Minton with a commemorative plaque.

As member of the Monett Lions Club for eight years, Minton is respected among fellow members for her tireless efforts in all aspects of the organization’s work. She is characterized by other Lions as a “roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty” type member. Minton leads the Lions Community Kitchen crew, and she also heads up the club’s efforts to keep Monett attractive by coordinating the highway litter cleanup project. She is currently serving as the organization’s Membership Chairperson.

Minton shared that she became acquainted with the work of the Lions organization through her husband, Rick, who invited her to lend a helping hand with the local club’s annual Fourth of July Chicken Barbecue. She found she loved the teamwork she witnessed that day and felt like she had done something especially good and worthwhile with her time and energy.

“It makes no difference what we do because as long as I am serving others, that is a good feeling, Every project we take on benefits people and makes Monett and the rest of the world a better place.”