Melvin Jones Fellow/Life Member: John Storey

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 John Storey became a member of the Macomb Lions Club in June, 1963.

John Storey's service to the Macomb Lions Club included:

-- 3 terms on the Board of Directors;
-- Secretary, 1 term;
-- 2 terms as Tail Twister;
-- chaired several committees, including Membership, Fund Raising, and Sight and Blind; and served on several committees, as well.

Lions Club fund-raising activities with which John Storey was involved:
-- sold brooms, then brooms and light bulbs since inception until 1997;
-- participated in underwriting campaigns from inception;
-- participated in corn picking project, a one-year fund raiser; and
-- helped with spaghetti dinners during all years the project was undertaken.

Lions Club service activities with which John Storey was involved:
-- world service days;
-- holiday bell ringing for the Salvation Army;
-- Diabetes Awareness Program publicity; and
-- Association for the Visually Handicapped.

Other activities related to John Storey's service to the Macomb Lions Club:
-- started the Macomb Lions Club Archives at the WIU Library and filed new materials regularly;
-- rewrote the Constitution to make it gender neutral;
-- wrote the 25- and 30-year histories of the Macomb Lions Club.

Lions Club awards received by John Storey:
-- Distinguished Service - 1987
-- Melvin Jones - 1992

On a professional level, Dr. John Storey was hired in 1956 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Director of the Guidance Center at Western Illinois State College. He received tenure at Western in 1959 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1961. John taught courses in what is now the Department of Counselor Education and College Student Personnel at WIU. He chaired the WIU committee that set up the College Student Personnel Services Program and assisted in initiating this program. In 1966-67 Dr. Storey served as the President of what is now the Illinois Counseling Association. In 1977 John received the C. A. Michelman Award, the highest award given by the state professional association for outstanding service to guidance and counseling in Illinois. Dr. Storey served as both the Director of the Counseling Center and Chair of the CNED/CSP Department in 1978, the year before he retired.

On a personal level, John and Betty Storey raised two sons and were proud grandparents. Other community activities included John's help with fundraising for the United Way for two years and service on the Boy Scout Regional Council for six years, chairing this council for one year.

John Storey passed away on April 10, 2003.

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