Albright inducted into Lions Hall of Fame
Ron Albright of the Kasson-Mantorville Lions Club was inducted into the Lions MD5M Hall of Fame at its convention in Winnipeg, Canada on April 14. MD5M is a multiple district, which includes all the Lions of Minnesota, Manitoba and NW Ontario. Each of the 12 districts in the multiple is allowed to submit one person for induction each year.
Albright was nominated by his club and voted into the Hall of Fame by the Lions of 5M-1 at its convention in Rochester in January. Hall of Fame inductees have shown a commitment to their local club, their district and Lions Club International. He is a charter member of the K-M Lions Club and has been an active member for 40 years and has had perfect attendance for those years. During that time he has served as club secretary for 37 years and also served as club president. He has received several 100 percent Secretary’s Awards, and when he was president the club received the District Governor’s Outstanding Club Award.
The hall of famer works on most of the club projects and helped start the club’s sand box fill project in 1979 and continues to work on it today. He has worked with Care & Share since its inception and is still on its board. He has also worked on the Habitat for Humanity houses built in Dodge County. He is currently on one of the Lions Fly the Flag teams.
For over 20 years Albright has also be in charge of organizing activities for the K-M Lions annual awards night. In 1986 he as selected as the club’s Lion of the Year. In 1998 he was awarded the first Melvin Jones Fellowship given by his club.
At the district level, Albright served as a zone chair, is on the district convention rules committee, and is currently serving his third year as the district chair for Lions Club International Foundation. He has also been the trainer for secretaries three separate times. In 2017 he also received the International Presidents Award at the district convention.
All of the 2018 Hall of Fame winners were given a plaque presented by Lions International First Vice President Gudrun Yngvadottir of Iceland. Lion Gudrun will become the first women President of Lions Club International when she takes office at the international convention in Las
Vegas in July.