Saddle River Valley June 3, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 3 Arthur “Buddy” Nemetz, a 12-year resident of Oakland and a Saddle River Valley Lions Club member since 1999, has received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, the highest honor a Lion can receive. The Melvin Jones honor is conferred on persons who demonstrate practical application of the Lions motto” “We Serve.” Nemetz became a Saddle River Valley Lion in 1999 at the urging of Roger Barr, his former County 4-H agent. “Buddy is a man with a big heart who gives of himself to help others,” Barr said, describing the honoree. Nemetz has served the Saddle River Valley Lions Club in many capacities including president, immediate past Nemetz receives Lions Club’s highest honor president, vice president for three years, and a director for two years. The annual Lions Club Carnival, traditionally held each Memorial Day weekend, is Nemetz’s favorite Lions project. He has been on the carnival board for seven years, serving three times as its chair. He has brought over 25 years of experience from his involvement with the Bergen County 4-H Fair to the carnival. As a youth, Nemetz was a National 4-H Electric Project winner. He has been involved with 4-H in Bergen County since he was eight years old and has served as president of the Bergen County 4-H Leader Association for 15 years Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a Biker Blessing and police escorted run in conjunction with the Cycle-Paths of New Jersey Motorcycle Club on Sunday, June 14. Funds raised from the event will support the church youth group’s trip to New Orleans for social ministry projects and for scholarships for Children’s Quality of Life. Registra- Church offers blessing for bikers tion begins at 9 a.m. behind the church. Individual biker blessings by Pastor Wesley Smith begin at 11 a.m., the run begins at noon. Bikers will return from the run for food, refreshments, and prizes. The church is located at 96 East Allendale Road in Saddle River. and as president of the State 4-H Association for four years. Nemetz, born in Jersey City and raised in Bergenfield, is a graduate of Bergenfield High School and attended Bergen Community College. He is a union electrician and an electrician supervisor with Arthur ‘Buddy’ Nemetz the Lemco Corporation in Wayne. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time. 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