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Fellowships and Awards

Each year, the OLSF awards members with honor awards to recognize them for their philanthropic efforts. The OLSF wishes to thank all Oklahoma Lion members for their service and loyalty to "Lionism" throughout the state.

The following honors are recognized and honored to each Oklahoma Lion who satisfies the criteria. They are presented with a recognition letter, an honor pin, and their name posted and honored on the OLSF Website. These faithful and respected Lions set a path honoring our history, helping those in need, and providing leadership to future lions.
Top Awards–Platinum Judge  $1000.00 Award

This award is named after the Lions sixth International President (1922-23). He was a native Virginian, but originally moved to Oklahoma in 1901, to become head of the Oklahoma School system (The LION-January 1960). He served as the superintendent of Oklahoma City schools from 1902 until 1906. In the latter year he was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar and began the practice of law.

   

He then became a United States District Court Judge appointed by President Coolidge in 1929. He retired in 1956 as the only appointed District Judge until Alfred P. Murrah was appointed in 1937. He carried the entire responsibility alone for the first nine years of his service. He was involved in various civic clubs, however Lions held his greatest and deepest interest. He served as President of the Oklahoma City Lions club for the term 1921-22 and was a delegate to the annual Lions International Convention in Oakland during his term. His personal capacities were well attested by the circumstances that surrounded his presidency. The “political upset” election honored him as the 1922-23 Lions Clubs International President even without serving in the prior capacity, as senior Vice President.

Edgar S. Vaught

The election did not deter the senior Vice President, John S. Noel as he continued to serve alongside Judge Vaught and both remained lifelong friends. Until his death, his interest in Lions and service was one of his personal greatest joys. The Lions club Health Camp for youth in Northeast Oklahoma City brought him abiding pleasure (Shirk, George H., Year unknown. The Chronicles of Oklahoma. Judge Edgar S. Vaught). Each year beginning in 2015 (as voted upon by the OLSF Board of Directors 8-15-2015) the Oklahoma Lions Service Foundation awards the Judge Edgar S. Vaught Fellowship award to individuals who have contributed, or had contributions made in their name of at least $1000. Cowboy Cadillac ticket sales will also be counted toward this total.

2016 Judge Edgar S. Vaught PIP Fellowship Members

Deane Wymer
Elmo Castle
Jim Rice
Joyce M. Hallagin
Cannon Honda
Dennis Freie
Jay H. Stafford
Terry & Debbie Woodruff
Stephen Wisdom
Vicki King
R. Hal Long
James R. Kelly
Wm Kent Clovis

Dr. Bob McCullough Fellowship
Each year, the OLSF awards the Dr. Robert D. McCullough Fellowship to individuals who have contributed or had contributions made in their name of at least $500. Starting in 2008, individual Cowboy Cadillac ticket sales also count toward this total.

Dr. Robert D. McCullough began his association with Lions Clubs in 1941 when he joined the Muskogee Lions Club. In 1943 he transferred to the Downtown Lions Club where his attendance record was perfect.

Dr. Bob was elected Third International Vice-President in 1967 during the 50th annual International Convention in Chicago and as International President in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1970. His history of dedication to Lions includes his service as District Governor and two-year term on the International Board of Directors where he served as a member of the Executive Committee.

He was the recipient of a Master Key Award, six International President's Awards, and the Ambassador of Good Will Award. An osteopathic physician and surgeon, Dr. Bob received his doctorate from Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery. He also had an honorary doctorate of science.

Dr. Bob McCullough

Second Award: Gold Award Robert McCullough $500.00 Award

Kent Ryals
Pat Halsey
Mike Elliott
Doug Garren
James R. Doner
Marvin Ainsworth
Lisa Dickson
Richard W Giles
Randy Dailey
J. B. Flowers
Ronald & Loree B. Gaines
J. G. McGehee
Juli Kyle

Third Award: Louis Lackey $250.00 Award

Each year, the OLSF awards members with honor awards to recognize them for their philanthropic efforts. The OLSF wishes to thank all Oklahoma Lion members for their service and loyalty to "Lionism" throughout the state.

The following honors are recognized and honored to each Oklahoma Lion who satisfies the criteria. They are presented with a recognition letter, an honor pin, and their name posted and honored on the OLSF Website. These faithful and respected Lions set a path honoring our history, helping those in need, and providing leadership to future lions.
Louis B. Lackey Fellowship Award
Each year, the OLSF awards the Louis B. Lackey Fellowship to individuals who have contributed or had contributions made in their name of at least $250. Starting in 2008, individual Cowboy Cadillac ticket sales also count toward this total.

Louis B. Lackey began his association with Lions Clubs in 1960 when he joined the Midwest City Lions Club. In 1979, he became the first District Governor of the newly formed District 3-N. In 1982, he was elected as both the State Secretary of the Lions of Oklahoma and the Executive Director of the OLSF. During his over 40 years of dedicated service, he has received three International Presidents Awards, four Presidential Citations, eight Extension Awards, and a Senior Master Key.
Louis Lackey

Louis B. Lackey Awards

Robert Hahn
Mark Hill
Mike Drechsler
Judith A Echenrode
Debbie Wedel
Deborah Major
Ray Kerchee
Grady Wiseman
Kerwin Alexander
John E. King
Billy Thompson
Carl Hamilton
Gregory D. Arbuckle
Tim Mosteller
Carl Breazeale
Paul L. Babiak
Larry Bailey
Michael Frey
Kenneth W. Cales
Kimberly Furrh
Phil Hendrick
Cheryl, Powell
Camilla L. Riley
Anna Faye Rose
Oral Glen G. Sizemore
Lisa Smith
Ray B Jr Whitmore
Patricia Whorton
Ferril Williamson
Gordon R. Sloggett
 L. A. Guest

 

Nancy A. Calhoun
Denise Bailey
Darrell Duer
Jack L. Andrews
Rick Castle
Bruce Miller
Karl Youngers
Troy Jenkins
Scott Corson
Herman & Mary Sue Sookne
Richard Coffelt
Lou Griffin
James Molledahl
Joe M. Sears
Brayton William
Russal B. Brawley
Irene Brinker
Sharon Claybrook
Kenneth Farley
William E. Hamilton
Ealmer Klippel
Jacque Mooney
Holga Huffman
Lloyd Looper
Glen Price
Mike Schram
Douglas F. Smith
Sue Thompson
Les Walker
Robert Zehr
Lynda Cummings
Evelyn Schmidt