In June 1999 the Lions International Board gave this prestigious fifty-foot spire recognition as an International Shrine. On several occasions before his passing, Melvin visited the site of his birth and participated with the Arizona Lions groups who laid the foundation for the memorial now honoring his name.

All donations of $250, $500 and $1000 are suitably recognized on the Wall of Fame, which is mounted in the Melvin Jones Lions International Memorial Building for all to view.

If you are visiting the southwestern United States, take the opportunity to visit your founder’s birthplace.