Doug Beitzel

TROY — Doug Beitzel of the Troy Lions Club has received an Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation Leadership Award.

He was honored for his work with the foundation over the past six years. The award was presented by the head of the Ohio Lions, Council Chair Darlene Roll of Bellefontaine, during a ceremony held at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.

“What a great pleasure it is to give such a prestigious award to such a deserving Lion Club member,” Roll said.

Beitzel served as the Lions district chair for the foundation and assisted in the foundation’s fund raising and grant distributions. For over 60 years, the foundation has been supporting research on numerous eye diseases at a variety of Ohio institutions. These diseases include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.

The Troy Lions Club is a non-profit community service organization serving Troy, Covington, Pleasant Hill, Tipp City, and surrounding areas of Miami County since 1942. Their primary mission is vision health. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs.

For more information, see the Lions website at or call (937) 335-7345.