Anderson Lions have a continuing project whereby individual members gather certain recyclables and bring them once each month to a meeting. They are collected by one member who takes them to the recycling center. He, in turn then brings the recycling refund back to the club. Several times a year a check is issued to the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).
Many of the members feel that in this manner we are fulfilling the international nature of our organization without taking the funds we raise from the local community out of the town.
As an adjunct to this effort we are able to confer one of the highest awards given to a Lions member. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is named for the founder of Lions Clubs. Anderson Lions currently have five members who are
Melvin Jones Fellows.