Greenwich’s Alan Gunzburg Named International Melvin Jones Fellow for Dedicated Humanitarian Services.

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Alan Gunzburg  flanked by Lions co-presidents Dave Bonney, l, and Paul Settlemeyer

Cos Cob resident and ten-year member of the Greenwich Lions, Alan Gunzburg has received the international service organization’s most prestigious recognition. The Melvin Jones Fellow Award recognizes an individual Lion “for dedicated humanitarian services.”

The award is named for Melvin Jones, the mid-western businessman who founded what is now the world’s largest service club in 1917.

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Kili is Alan Gunzburg’s guide dog. Kili was given to Gunzburg from Fidelco free of charge. She arrived on his doorstep a year ago, at which point her predecessor, Fia retired her harness. Credit: Leslie Yager

Gunzburg, who is also a past club president and recipient of the Lions “Knight of the Blind” award, helped found and currently is serving on the First Selectman’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities in Greenwich.

He is also currently on the board of the Town of Greenwich Department of Social Services and serving as Vice Chairman of the Connecticut State Rehabilitation Council.

Gunzburg is a long-time client and supporter of the FIDELCO Guide Dog organization.  He lives with his wife and daughters in Cos Cob.

The Greenwich Lions organizations raise funds for numerous support programs that assist individuals with limited sight including preschool eye screenings, the Hardy Finch Large Print Eye collection at Greenwich Library, Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation at Yale, and the Low Vision Center at Greenwich Hospital.

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Alan Gunzburg, Lions Club member, and Kili, the Fidelco guide dog he has had for exactly a year to date. The pair attended a luncheon where the CEO of Fidelco talked about the organization and its collaboration with Lions Clubs. Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:

Greenwich Lions Clubs Partner with Fidelco for a Shared Vision

Greenwich and OG Lions Collaborate for Sophisticated Eye Screening at BANC


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