The Lewiston Community Lions awarded Lion Robert Nichols the Robert J. Uplinger Award this past weekend at the WNY Lions cabinet recognition luncheon. The Lions marked Nichols’ success as a member, his dedication and commitment to the club and WNY Lions District.
The Robert J. Uplinger award is the highest award available in the Lions Multiple District 20N. Uplinger served as the 55th past Lions International president. He was also a member of the Syracuse Host Lion Club, where he served with outstanding distinction, and was the first recipient of the award given in his name. Established in 1993, the award honors outstanding Lions who perform exemplary service to a club, district or community. These honorees possess the highest examples of Lionistic character: ideals, purpose and service.
Nichols has been a Lewiston Lion since 2017. During that time, he has played an integral part in club operations, fundraising and participating in community service activities. This past membership year has kept him extremely busy as the partner in service to now IP District Gov. Regina Cecconi.
"Rob, I know how demanding your position of partner in service was this past year, and you have done a fabulous job. Not only did you attend almost every DG club visit, but you also made sure pictures were taken, and everything required for the visit was there, including selling over $3,200 in district raffle tickets,” Immediate Past President Carissa Cecconi said.
Nichols was also integral in helping to get the Niagara Falls Community Lions Club formed, and is now a charter member and club president.
For more information regarding joining the Lewiston Community Lions to help serve, or about its service activities and fundraisers, visit the club’s Facebook page (Lewiston Lions), call/text 716-246-1667 or email [email protected].
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