Austin Founder Lions Club

Member Recognition - Lion Moton H. Crockett, Jr

  • 17 Mar 2011
  • 11:45 AM - 12:59 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium


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Lion Moton H. Crockett, Jr.
Querencia Salute to Seniors
Award Winner

Come join us as Lion Moton H. Crockett, Jr. is recognized for his community service and contribution!

Lion Moton Crockett Jr, president Lions ClubA long standing and active participant and supporter of the Downtown Lions Founder Club, Moton has touched many lives in many ways throughout the years.

Lion J.P. Kirksey, Lion Tommy Cowan, Lion Gus Garcia and others will share some highlights and good natured stories as we pause a moment to recognize one of the jewels of the club.

Billy Webb, President of the Austin/Saltillo Sister Cities Association, will be one of our honored guests. He will share his stories about Moton's dedicated service through the Association as they have worked for the betterment of the citizens and community of Saltillo.

Mr Ross Dickmann, Executive Director of Querencia Barton Creek
,will be present as a representative of Querencia to recognize Lion Moton Crockett as Querencia's Salute to Seniors winner.

A little bit more about Lion Moton:

Moton Crockett graduated from Austin High School, entered the University of Texas, and joined the Longhorn Band in 1941. He was a classmate in high school and college of Curtis Popham, whose ring is worn by the Longhorn Band president.

Lion Moton was Drum Major of the Longhorn Band and its Director from 1950-1955. In 1954, Mr. Crockett purchased Big Bertha from C.G. Conn for one dollar and brought her from Elkhart, Indiana to Austin, where he personally refurbished the big drum and presented her to the new Director, Vincent R. DiNino, in 1955.

Moton initiated the current LHAB scholarship contribution recognition program during his term as President of the Longhorn Alumni Band, and was instrumental in establishing the LHAB Charitable Fund, serving as the first President of its Board of Trustees.

Mr. Crockett continues to be an active member of the Alumni Band, and served as designated director from 1983-1994. He willingly shares his time, energy, skills and finances, most recently underwriting the restoration of Big Bertha.

Mr. Crockett was one of four inaugural inductees into the Longhorn Band Hall of Honor in 1997.

Mr. Crockett is a Past President of the Downtown Lions Founder Club and has also served as President of the MJunior Chamber (Jaycees) in 1957, and in 1986 was inducted into the Hall of Leadership at the United States Junior Chamber Foundation.

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