Story Last modified at 9:28 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Spot light: Karen Burns
Hometown: Eagle River
In the Spotlight because: Karen Burns has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation in recognition of her commitment to serving the world community. Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the foundation's highest honor.
Karen is a member of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club. She recently received a plaque and lapel pin acknowledging her dedication to the foundation's humanitarian goals. She also received the 2009-2010 Lion of the Year award, given to her by the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club.
Lions Clubs International has more than 1.3 million members. The Foundation makes grants for vital community and global projects that meet a wide range of humanitarian needs. Its programs unite approximately 46,000 Lions clubs in 205 countries and geographical areas across the world, working specifically to reduce preventable blindness.
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This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.