Brown honored at Lions ceremony


TROY — Garry Brown of Troy took top honor at a Troy Lions Club ceremony recognizing years of service.

Brown received a membership chevron indicating 45 years of continued community service. The chevron presentation was performed by Past District Governor Karl Cox of Springfield 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, I don’t get to pass out very many with this many years,” Cox said.

Other Lions honored at the ceremony for service anniversaries were Joe Jackson and Steve Kaplan, both receiving 30-year chevrons.

Also during the awards ceremony, Troy Lion and Vice District Governor Joe Jackson received a “Gold-E” award for making more than 25 visitations to neighboring clubs. Steve Kaplan also received a “Red-E” award for sponsoring a new member.

Perfect Attendance awards for the fiscal year 2015-16 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 or call 335-7345.

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