President’s Service Blog: Berkeley, California

Lions Recognition AwardRecently, I was humbled to present the first Lions Recognition Award to Lion Bruce Dixon of the Albany Lions Club in Berkeley, California. We’ve created this new award to acknowledge Lions who distinguish themselves in a disaster relief effort, lifesaving endeavor or service activity.

This past August, Bruce saved the lives of two young women just before their car burst into flames. Bruce exemplifies heroism – he was just another motorist who witnessed the accident that put their young lives in danger. He pulled the two stunned and bleeding girls from the wreckage in an act that saved their lives.President Scruggs and Bruce Dixon

I happened to hear about this story and nominated Bruce for this new award. I personally presented the award to Bruce during a dinner hosted by the Lions of 4 C3. During the evening, I was pleased to meet with the 85 Lions that came out to support him.

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  • http://www.newburyportmalionsclub.lionwap.org Kathy Heywood

    From a member of Newburyport Lions District 33N, Massachusetts -
    This is wonderful news! Bruce truly has the heart of a Lion! Congratulations.

  • http://www.lions321e.wordpress.com Lion VP Marwah

    Congratulations to Lion Bruce Dixon for his stupendous service to humanity. He really deserves this award.

  • http://swimmaraton-zone62-lions-club.skynetblogs.be/ Louisette

    Best regards from another Lions’ Belgium

  • Ken Towers

    President Sid,

    We are all very proud of Bruce and his heroic actions. He is a terrific Lion, and sets a wonderful example for the rest of us, constantly visiting our club, asking for donations to the local food bank, and participating in things like the AIDS walk in San Francisco. He inspires me to be a better Lion, and to do more for the community. Congrats to Bruce for a well-deserved award.

    Thanks for visiting our district.
    Ken Towers
    Past President
    West Berkeley Lions

  • http://www.berkeleylions.org Lion Vince Lipinski

    It’s great to be associated with friends like Lion Bruce Dixon. All Lions in the Berkeley-Albany area congratulate him for being a “Good Samaritan!”

  • DG Dave Peters

    IP Sid,

    Thank you for taking the time to visit District 4-C3 and to honor Lion Bruce Dixon of the Albany Lions Club. Your visit made a huge impact on Lion Bruce and all the Lions of District 4-C3. We are pleased to join your year of SERVICE and we will touch thousands of lives in the communities we live, work and serve.

    We believe in the themes “A Beacon of Hope” and “Community First – through Planned Acts of Kindness.” Thank you for your vision and leadership.

    Sincerely,

    DG Dave Peters

  • http://lionsclubofmakawanpur.blogspot.com Lion Manoj Dhungana LC Makawanpur Hetauda Nepal

    He has done a good job. I salute him for his great job. I also salute our President who is going to encourage him by Award.