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Lion Jimmie Bowers, a retired registered pharmacist and 55-year member of the Lincolnton Lions Club, was presented by his Lions Club with a Jack Stickley Fellowship at an awards ceremony.
This prestigious award, the highest bestowed from the North Carolina Lions Foundation, was named in honor of Jack Stickley, the first of three North Carolinians to serve as International President of Lions Club International.
Lions Club International, the world`s largest co-educational service organization has 1.34 million members in 45,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas.
Prior to announcing the 2010-11 Jack Stickley Fellow, Lion Charles Stevens, president of the Lincolnton Lion Club, presented several members with their 2009-10 perfect attendance pins and Bowers with a 55 years Chevron pin.
When reading the biography of the unanimous choice for the local Lions Club Jack Stickley Fellow, Stevens noted this Lion has served as club president, secretary, treasurer and zone, region and district chairman. He has also been named Lion of Year, and Life Time Member in the North Carolina Lions Foundation.
Bowers serves as current treasurer, board member and is active on numerous committees.
During this awards ceremony, Bowers received a letter from Past District Governor Herb Justice, president of The North Carolina Foundation; a numbered personalized plaque; Stickley Fellow lapel pin; and wallet identification card.
His name will be placed in honor roll wall in the Stickley Building on the campus of Camp Dogwood in Sherrills Ford. Stickley Fellows are recognized and honored at Lions functions.
Bowers and his spouse, Charlene have been married over 60 years. They are the parents of Chris Thomas and Pat Carpenter. The Bowers have 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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