Lombard Lions Club

District 1J    Lombard, Illinois USA



Lion Dr. Ray Jurgensen

I am thinking of the many ways that his absence will be felt by the Lombard Lions Club. If the Lombard Lions Club is proud of a full roster, when declining membership in most service organizations is the norm, I thank Dr. Ray for being the consummate recruiter.

This was in addition to chairing many committees in his 35 years as a Lombard Lion.

I have only been a member of the Lions for 20 years, and it seems that I knew so little of a member who did so much for the largest service organization in the world. The stories of his success in fundraising for this cause say volumes about the generation that preceded mine in their commitment.

I was fortunate to have had him as a professor for my Ophthalmology course before becoming a Lombard Lion. He was proud of his profession and we were fortunate to have benefited from his knowledge and experience.

Melvin Jones said it best over 80 years ago when founding the Lions Service Organization, "you can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else." Dr. Ray, you have made it far.

A new day is dawning for the Lombard Lions Club and we are grateful for all you have done, especially for the living legacy of membership that you have left us that lives on.

Dr. Ernie Turcotte
President -Elect 2004-05
Lombard Lions Club




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