Join in Celebrating Lionism

“Living and Serving the Vision of Lionism”

Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial
January 20-21, 2023

Join Lions from all over on January 21, 2023 as we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial with our featured guest speaker Carolyn Messier, current Lions International Board Appointee and Past International Director from Connecticut.

Events of the weekend include the Friday afternoon MJLIM Board Meeting at the Memorial commencing at 1 p.m. That will be followed by an “Open Forum” discussion on vision and plans for the Memorial at 2 p.m.  The Memorial is located at 15550 West US-70 in Fort Thomas, at the corner of Highway 70 and River Road.

Melvin Jones Lions International MemorialSaturday activities commence with open visitation to the Memorial and Archives beginning at 9 a.m. The Rededication to Lionism program with special presentations at the Memorial begin at 10 a.m. The Saturday luncheon and special program featuring PID Messier will be from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Eastern Arizona College, 615 North Stadium Avenue, Thatcher.

Cost for the luncheon is $25 per person with registration in advance. Lunch reservations are required. Available choices are (A) Chicken breast, (B) Pot roast/pulled beef, or (C) Black bean and cheese enchiladas with red sauce. Send your money and meal choice to: MJLIM c/o Muriel Stevens, 6653 E. Carondelet Dr. #437, Tucson AZ 85710 or click here to purchase online tickets for the 2023 Lions Celebration Banquet or to donate.  Overnight accommodations are available at the Springhill Suites Marriott, 2855 W. US-70 in Thatcher. For special Lions rate of $99/night, call the hotel direct at 928-428-6900 and mention code: Lions 2023.

For more information on the Memorial and map to its location, CLICK HERE. For event details or additional information, contact the MJLIM Board President, Lion Sheila Palazzolo, by email at: or by phone: (520) 647-3407.