From The Tribune staff reports
MARGARET — The Margaret Lions Club presented an award to an active member in honor of her commitment to serving the world community on Thursday, March 17, at Cafe 242 in Margaret.
Faye Pino of Margaret has been named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and received a commemorative plaque and lapel pin acknowledging her dedication to the foundation’s humanitarian goals.
Named for the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones, the fellowship is one of the foundation’s highest recognitions, honoring the commitment to humanitarian service. Pino becomes a part of the growing network of individuals committed to improving the quality of life for people locally and in communities around the world.
After graduating from St. Clair County High School, Pino enlisted in the United States Air Force. She excelled in the medical field and was deployed overseas to several countries, including Vietnam, where she was part of an air medical evacuation unit (MedEvac) that picked up wounded soldiers and transported them to medical facilities. Pino retired while stationed at McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, after serving over 24 years in the USAF and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant.
After her retirement, MSgt. Faye Pino (USAF Ret.) continued to serve her country by volunteering with Lions Clubs International for over 20 years and recently in St. Clair County with the Margaret Lions Club.