NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Tom Montrone and Brian Geoffroy recently were named the recipients of the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” from the New Providence Lions Club.

This award is the highest form of recognition and embodies outstanding humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism.

A recipient of this award becomes model of exemplary service to his club and the community which it serves. The Melvin Jones Award is a nation-wide award.

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Melvin Jones a 38-year-old Chicago businessman, asked a simple and world-changing question, “What if people put their talents to work improving their communities?” One hundred years later Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs.

The New Providence Lions Club has been serving the community of New Providence for 48 years.


The New Providence Lions Club donates back to the community every dollar it collects. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could alone. The Lions are dedicated to helping others. Lions make a difference!

Organizations that have benefited from your annual support are: NP Recreation Department, Fire Department, Community Service Association, EMS Rescue Squad, Senior Citizens Center, PBA, NPHS Scholarships, NP Historical Society, Health Fair, NP Public Library.

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