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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Melvin Jones

The Extra Mile

 

— Points of Light Voluteer Pathway —

 
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Melvin Jones Marker
Inscription.  Believing in the power of cooperative altruism, Melvin Jones helped shape Lions Club International into the largest network of services clubs in the world. The organization is committed to assisting the visually impaired and supporting sight conservation worldwide. Using the motto, “We Serve,” Lions Clubs seek to improve the lives of the needy and offer young people the chance to catch the spirit of service.

“You can't get very far until you start doing something for someone else…”
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.893′ N, 77° 2.009′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and G Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1464 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ballington and Maud Booth (a few steps from this marker); W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929
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By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Melvin Jones Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); The Inaugural Parade Tradition (a few steps from this marker); William Edwin Hall 1876 - 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker); Webster-Ashburton Treaty (within shouting distance of this marker); Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ernest K. Coulter 1871 - 1952 (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Melvin Jones image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Melvin Jones
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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