David Dingman, past president of the Fulton Lions Club, received the Robert J. Uplinger Award at the club’s Sept. 18 meeting, it was announced by Gail Holmes, club president.
Megan Henderson, coordinator, Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, made a presentation to the club.
Established in 1993, the Uplinger award honors outstanding Lions, non-Lions and organizations that perform exemplary service to the club, district or community, Holmes said.
“Dave is being honored for possessing the highest examples of Lionistic character, ideals, purpose and service. He has demonstrated that through his leadership as our past president and in his community service every year,” she said.
Henderson presented an overview of LVOC’s services and mission. She focused on the 12% of Oswego County adult residents who have trouble reading above a fifth grade level and are considered functionally illiterate. LVOC provides confidential services at no cost to the students in one-on-one sessions with a private tutor to help them achieve their goal.
The Fulton Lions Club, the also know for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes annual Duck Derby, and Mane Event Comedy Night, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For further information on Fulton Lions, visit www. http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php. For more information on LVOC, visit www.oco.org/education, call 342-8839, or email [email protected].