SKOWHEGAN — Lions Chuck Worster, Cathi Worster and Norm Hart, Maine’s 1st Vice District Governor of Lions Clubs International, have been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship by Lions Clubs International in recognition of their commitment to community service and innovative ideas, according to a news release from the Skowhegan Lions Club.

The Worsters and Hart are members of the Skowhegan Lions Club. The Worsters have been Lions since 2008, and Hart has been a Lion since 2000. They have participated in various club projects including Talking Christmas Tree, APWA, Riverfest, Skowhegan Lions Food Booth, and the Classic Car Cruise In.

“It is very rewarding to help fulfill community needs, and it is a great honor to be presented with this award,” was echoed by all three recipients, according to the release.

The Skowhegan club has 43 members and meets on first and third Mondays of the year at 6:15 p.m. at The Heritage House Restaurant. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Skowhegan club, contact Chuck Worster at 858-5249.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Website at www.lionsclubs.org.