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2012-2013 Humanitarian Award Committee
Lion Beth Maurer-Ward, District 50 Chair

Contact Lion Beth at P.O. Box 1191, Waialua, Hi. 96791
Phone: (808) 371-8611
Email: wardd008@hawaii.rr.com


District 50 Hawaii Lions Year 2009 Humanitarian Awardee

Lion Jim Bryan, Kamehameha Lions Club

Nominated by Club Secretary Lion Melodie Sasaki assisted by Lion Al Sasaki

Humanitarian Services:

Lion Jim Bryan - Humanitarian Awardee 2009Jim won the Denver, Colorado Salvation Army Man of the Year Award in 1998 and 1999. He also served as a motivational speaker, mentored, and led projects. As a memeber of the Denver Dumb Friends League, he helped find homes for animals. In Hawaii, Jim led quarterly projects supplying food and home supplies, and annual school supplies for the Hawaii Palama Settlement. He is also part of the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation, serving 8 years, and is currently the Corporate president; organizing leadership trainings.


Jim joined the Hawaii Lions in 2004 and since then, he has brought in 29 members.

His notable positions and achievements for the Hawaii Lions Club include:

Kamehameha Club President (2009-2010).

Vice President (2008-09), Director (2006-08), Membership Chair (2005-06), District 50 LCI Foundation Chair Coordinator (2009-12), Region IV Chair (2008-09), Region IV, Zone I Chair (2007-08), Public Relations (2006-09).

Service Awards—International Leadership Award, 2007.

International President’s Award, 2008.

International Directors Award, 2008 & 2009.

District 50 Lions Proclamation for promoting membership, 2008.

District 50 Lions Proclamation for producing I Lions Lions Legacy documentary, 2008.

District 50 Zone Chair of Year 2008.

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Corporate President Commendation (2003-09).

Producer of two PSAs for Eye Bank.

Producer of HI Lions Legacy Documentary, 2008.

Generated $16,000 in sales for District 50 funds to promote purchase of hearing screening equipment.

Video editing (200+ hours) for Triple T (Transfusion, Transition, Transformation) for Lions collaborative video in 6 western states & 3 Canadian provinces.

Producer of Molokai High School 75th Anniversary Documentary.

Rotary 2009 Fundraiser Comedy for a Cause Formation of Kamehameha Lions Club Foundation, 2007.

Producer, promoter, sales (600+hours) of Laughs for Lions fundraiser, 2006-09.

Formation of two Leo Clubs, 2009—Sacred Hearts and La Pietra (all girls) Eyeglasses (5000 used) Distribution in rural Afghanistan, 2009.

Produced Afghan Mission Documentary.

Participates in Liliha Christmas Parade, Bus Shelter—paint out grafitti, Honolulu Marathon, Osaka Scouts dinner—Susan G. Komen Race to the Cure, International Youth Camp Banquet, ARC clean-up, HI Food Bank, Honolulu Festival Parade, SONY Open for Friends of HI Charities, Inc.

Testimonials: Thirteen testimonials from community and Lions. Embodies definition of humanitarianism in behavior and deed while serving neighborhood, local, national, and international community of brotherhood.



The District 50 Humanitarian Award is presented annually at the District 50 Convention to honor and recognize a citizen of the State of Hawaii for his/her extraordinary and outstanding service which exemplifies humanitarian principles and practices.

The nominee may be a Lion, a Lioness, a Leo, or a non‐Lion citizen of our community. However, only Lions and Lions Clubs of District 50 may submit nominations for this prestigious award.


Nominees for the Humanitarian Award should display the following qualities:

1. Demonstrates through deeds and examples the compassion and understanding of those less fortunate and treats others with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

2.Acts with honesty, sincerity and humility in all human relationships and willingly utilizes his/her knowledge and experience to aid others in need.

3. Demonstrates awareness of the dynamics of change to one’s environment, to the community and world at‐large, and motivates others to work for the betterment of social change.

4. Contributes one’s time and resources and makes personal sacrifices to enrich the lives of others without tangible personal gain.


Documents to be submitted to Humanitarian Award Chair Lion Beth Maurer-Ward by May 4th 2013.

1. Completed Nomination Form

2. Written narrative obtained by interviewing the nominee. The narrative should include the following information:

a. Specific humanitarian accomplishments of the nominee.

b. Examples of participation in community affairs by the nominee.

c. Any specific recognition received by the nominee within the past five years.

d. Testimonials by persons who are knowedgeable of the nominee's contributions.

3. Photo of the nominee.

We encourage your participation. Please contact your County Chair or Humanitarian Chair for assistance.

  • The International Association of Lions Clubs
  • 2010 Humanitarian Award Nomination Form
  • Directory for District 50 Hawaii Lions Humanitarian Committee.
  • 2009-2010 Lion’s Pride Committee
  • Lions Everyday Hero Nomination Form


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