Two long serving members of Carrick-on-Suir Lions Club were presented with the organisiationâ€™s coveted Melvin Jones Award for their many years of community service at the Clubâ€™s annual awards ceremony.
Lions District Governor Liam Lyons presented the award to Pat Murphy and Jack Lalor, both Lions Club members for 36 years. He said it was an extremely prestigious honour that was not given lightly.
Both Jack and Pat served as secretary and president of Carrick Lions Club and as Lions Zone chairmen. Jack was also a Regional Lions Chairman in the 1990s.
Pat Murphy has served as the Clubâ€™s Peace Poster contest and Youth Awards officer. In the community, he has transported special needs people to the swimming pool in Clonmel, senior citizens to parties and the theatre and fund-raises for local charities.
Jack Lalor, who is The Nationalistâ€™s long serving Carrick-on-Suir correspondent, has been the Lions Clubâ€™s IT officer for many years and is involved in many local organisations.