OTLEY Lions held their annual charter dinner to celebrate the 39th year since the club began.

At the event, on October 19, Lion President David McDowell talked about various projects the club had been involved in so far this year and what was coming up in the future.

Lions and guests were welcomed from Otley, Keighley, Bradford, Selby and York.

Amongst the guests were various past district governors including Peter Jesse who presented Barbara Taylor with a Melvin Jones Fellowship.

A spokesman for the club said: “The Melvin Jones Fellowship, which was created in 1973, takes its name from the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. It is an honor - not an award.

“The fellowship was established as Lions Clubs International Foundation’s highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.”