Wackler honored for service to Lions

Fred Wackler

Doug Beitzel

Robert Medley

TROY — Fred Wackler of Troy took top honor at a Troy Lions Club ceremony recently recognizing his years of service.

Wackler received a membership chevron indicating 45 years of continued community service. The chevron presentation was performed by council chair Darlene Roll at a ceremony held at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in front of the local Lions Club.

“It is a real honor to present a chevron to someone who has dedicated 45 years of service to Lionism,” Roll said.

She noted that Wackler has been chairman of the club’s primary community service project of sight conservation for many years.

Other Lions honored at the ceremony for service anniversaries were Doug Beitzel (15 years), Mel Ward (15 years), and Robert Medley (25 years).

Also during the awards ceremony, Troy Lions Club President Joe Jackson received a “White-E” award for making over 20 visitations to neighboring clubs.

Perfect Attendance awards for the fiscal year 2014-15 were also given out. Those awarded were: Doug Beitzel, Bob Dever, Dick Feierstein, Jeff Feierstein, Joe Jackson, Steve Kaplan, Bob Medley, Sheryl Schlater, Fred Wackler, and Mel Ward.

The Troy Lions Club is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to vision health. The club helps income-eligible individuals obtain eye exams and glasses, and provides pre-school vision screenings. The Troy Lions Club also provides scholarships and supports many community programs.

For more information visit their website at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/Troy_OH or call 335-7345.