NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Lions Club presented its Melvin Jones Fellowship Award to Peggy Brodeur and Mayor Al Morgan at its annual Christmas Party Wednesday evening at Coppola's Restaurant in New Providence.

The Melvin Jones award is named for the founder of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world. According to the Lions Club, this Fellowship Award (LCIF) is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.  The recipients of this award are recognized for the service to their club and the community for which it serves.

According to the Lions Club, Peggy Brodeur was the first Lady Lion member of the Club when she joined in 2000 and is well known for her public service contributions to numerous organizations.  Al Morgan served as the Club President in 2012-2014 and was responsible for establishing the Annual Pancake breakfast to support needy families and organizations in New Providence along with many accomplishments over the years, said Bob Campbell of the New Providence Lions Club.

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Brodeur and Morgan join a long list of outstanding Lions' Fellows who have served the community since the Club's founding in 1968, said Campbell.

Brian Geoffroy, President of the New Providence Lions Club, said, "It was an honor and privilege to recognize Al Morgan and Peggy Brodeur with the Melvin Jones Award for their dedication and service to The Lions Club and the community of New Providence.  Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to give back to residents of New Providence exemplify the Lions motto 'We Serve'."