LB Baker has Hall of Honor named for him

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

The Mid-South Lions recently honored L.B. Baker, long-time resident of Trumann.

The past presidents of Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service recently created a new Hall of Honor recognition program for lifetime achievements and contributions to the organizations.

In appreciation of his dedication to Mid-South Lions, the past presidents designated the first inductee into the Hall of Honor as the namesake for this distinguished award. The L.B. Baker Hall of Honor was christened Friday, Nov. 14, at the Holiday Inn Select East in Memphis.

The evening was highlighted with the induction of past president L.B. Baker as the first member of this elite group. Lion Baker has been associated with Mid-South since 1974 and was president of the organization in 1984-1985. In his distinguished Lions career, he has served as District Governor, has received several International President's Certificates of Appreciation, five international President's Awards and has recruited over 70 new Lions.

Lion Baker is a member of the Trumann Lions Club. He told the club that he had no idea when he went to the meeting that he would be receiving the honor. He said the award is, "beautiful and quite an honor."

He humbly stated that he doesn't try to win awards he "tries to represent Trumann Lions Club and those who can't help themselves."

He received a beautiful crystal award with his likeness burned into it with a laser.

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