Top honour for Ralph Hibbert

PUBLISHED: 13:44 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:50 15 June 2010

RALPH Hibbert, the chairman of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has been presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship by Honiton and District Lions Club.

RALPH Hibbert, the chairman of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has been presented with the Melvin Jones Fellowship by Honiton and District Lions Club.The honour is the highest that can be bestowed on a Lion. Mr Hibbert (pictured right) received the award from district governor Brenda Wood during the Lions' annual charter night, held at Honiton Golf Club. A Lion for many years, Mr Hibbert has been president of the club on three occasions and has served the organisation in many other capacities.Presenting him with his award, Mrs Wood said: "This gentleman is a true Lion in every sense of the word and it gives me great pleasure to be asked to award Ralph the Melvin Jones Fellowship, richly deserved."Ralph took several minutes to reply and it was a unanimous verdict among the 95 Lions in attendance that it was the first time they had seen him speechless.

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