Dr. Tebebe Yemane Berhan of Ethiopia, a past district governor and a member of the Lions Clubs International steering committee representing Africa, has been honored with the Pushkin Medal. Berhan, a member of the Addis Abbaba Host Lions Club, was presented with the award by Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, in a ceremony at the Kremlin. He received the award in recognition of his contribution to the popularization of the Russian language, Russian culture, humanitarian activities and promotion of medical science in Ethiopia, particularly in the field of neglected tropical diseases. Annapolis Lion Virginia Carpenter celebrated her 100th birthday recently in Maryland. She became a Lion in 1987 when the Annapolis Lionesses became a Lions club. A Melvin Jones Fellow, she has held several positions of responsibility in her club.
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