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Local MP’s fundraising efforts recognised

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014

Stephen Bromhead, President of the Parliamentary Lions Club and Member for Myall Lakes, presents the Melvin Jones Award to John Williams, Member for Murray-Darling. Stephen Bromhead, President of the Parliamentary Lions Club and Member for Myall Lakes, presents the Melvin Jones Award to John Williams, Member for Murray-Darling.

Local MP John Williams’ substantial fundraising efforts in Parliament have been recognised with a prestigious award.   

The Member for Murray-Darling was yesterday presented with the Melvin Jones Award, the highest international award that a Lions Member can receive.

The award is given by Lions International for outstanding humanitarian work.

Mr Williams received the award for his services to the Parliamentary Lions Club and commitment to the charities the club supports.

He has initiated many fundraising activities within the Parliament and monies raised have been donated to worthy recipients. The Parliamentary Lions Club to date has raised over $500,000. 

Mr Williams said he was humbled to receive such an honour.

“It is an honour to receive such an award but there are many other of the Parliamentary Lions Club members who are also deserving of this award,” he said.

“I encourage all residents to support their local Lions Club as they are dedicated to helping our communities.”

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