Lions Clubs International President Wayne A. Madden presented Past District Governor Judy Dudley with the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest award the association grants to its members, at the PA Lions State Convention held in Valley Forge on May 17 to 19.

The award was given to Dudley in recognition of her commitment to community service and leadership development.

"It is very rewarding to help fulfill community needs, and it is a great honor to be presented with this award," said Dudley.

A member of the West Penn Township Lions and Lioness Clubs, Dudley has been a Lion for 22 years, and has participated in various club, district and state projects. She is currently serving as the State Global Leadership Coordinator and as such is charged with organizing and providing training for Lions leaders throughout Pennsylvania as well as identifying and developing new Lions leaders.

On the local level, Dudley is the Certified Guiding Lion for the Beltzville Lions Club, which was chartered in September 2011.

"Our club, District 14 U and Multiple District 14 are very proud of Lion Judy and all she has done to help others," said Past International Director Robert W. Miller, also a member of the West Penn Township Lions Club, who introduced Dudley when she was presented the award. "We look forward to continuing to serve with this dedicated and driven Lion."

Lions are men and women who identify needs within their communities and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved a local Lions Club, contact Robert Neumoyer, District 14 U Membership chairman, at nrich@ptd.net or by telephone at (570) 386 3045.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.