Community service honored; Leominster Lions noted.Byline: Lynne Klaft
LUNENBURG - Fitchburg Community Lions Club members Robert D. Haskell and George Fregeau, both Leominster residents, were honored Monday night for their community service by state Rep. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, with proclamations from the Legislature.
"I have the pleasure of honoring people all the time, and it's all about community service," Ms. Flanagan said.
"People from Leominster have always had a deep sense of community," said Ms. Flanagan upon presenting the proclamations to both men.
Mr. Haskell joined the Fitchburg club in 1998 and since has been elected club president in 2001, served as district membership chairman for the last five years and will assume the role of cabinet-secretary-treasurer for Donald D Donald D is a rapper originally from North Carolina. In New York, he started his career as a rapper, as part of The B-Boys, working with Afrika Islam and Grandmaster Flash. . Bourque of Webster, incoming governor of District 33A.
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Mr. Haskell and wife, Kathy, have also been involved with the National Education for Assistance Dog Services organization in Princeton, which raises service dogs for disabled people and injured in·jure
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He also has received many awards at the club and district level, including Lion of the Year in 2003, the 2003 Joseph J. Camarda Fellowship Award, became a Melvin Jones Fellow, the 2005 Founder's Membership Growth Award, and the 2006 Sight Award given by the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, which he currently serves as director.
Mr. Fregeau was honored for his more than 30 years of service in the community. He joined the Lions seven years ago after retiring from the Fitchburg Fire Department, where he was named Commonwealth of Massachusetts Firefighter of the Year, Fitchburg Firefighter of the Year and given the Fitchburg Individual Life saving award in 1985.
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"Like the Patriots, we have a great team. I thank you for letting me be part of this team," Mr. Fregeau said to his fellow Lions.
Lions District Governor Richard A. Braks of Templeton congratulated both men.
"Lion George and Lion Bob are deserving of the recognition, both are well-known across our district" which includes 55 cities and towns of Central Massachusetts.
"They are in the forefront of service in many areas - true humanitarians. Our motto is `Helping hands, together, we can,' which exemplifies both of them," Mr. Braks said.
CUTLINE: From left, State Rep. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, left, presented Lions Club members Robert D. Haskell, and George Fregeau with state proclamations recognizing their extraordinary community service. King Lion and Fitchburg Community Lions Club president Stephen J. Weaver stands at right.
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