MMU Leo Joanna WrightMMU LEO Joanna (Jody) Wright honored

On June 3rd, after a fun afternoon volunteering at Special Olympics, the Mount Mansfield Union Leo Club members, along with family and friends celebrated their year of Service with a picnic.  The Leo Advisor, Lion Will Wright, (Jericho-Underhill Lions Club) recapped the Leo club's yearlong accomplishments and recognized several individual members for excellence in hours volunteered to the community. Congratulations were also given to all of the MMU Leo's for what they accomplished together.

The 2018 Vermont Lions Charities Richard Dutil "We Serve" Leo Award was presented to Leo Joanna Grace Wright by Brandon-Forest Dale Lion Jackie Dutil.  Leo Jody was honored for her many volunteered hours, innovative thinking leading to numerous accomplishments, and her leadership skill.   Also noted was her forward thinking to train others with leadership skills; building confidence and keeping participation enjoyable and long lasting.

About the VLC Richard Dutil “We Serve” Leo Club Service Award

As an active member of the Brandon/Forest Dale Lions Club and VT District 45 for more than three decades, Rick Dutil showed dedication to his club, VT District 45, and his community through countless hours of and acts of service to others.

At the time of his death, Lion Rick was President of Vermont Lions Charities.  Donations were received from family, friends, and lion’s club members throughout VT in his memory, establishing an annual $2,000 “We Serve” Leo Award in his honor.

To qualify as a possible recipient, a graduating Senior Leo Club member shall have demonstrated a similar history of personal commitment of service to their community, and been an active member of their Leo Club for more than one year.