Morrie Faehnrich, 'Mr. Lion," selected for hall of fameMorrie Faehnrich of Alexandria recently received a significant honor. The International Lions Club selected him for its Multiple District 5M “Hall of Fame.”
Morrie Faehnrich of Alexandria recently received a significant honor.
The International Lions Club selected him for its Multiple District 5M “Hall of Fame.” The district, which includes Minnesota, Manitoba, Northwest Ontario and Wisconsin, is made up of 25,000 Lions members, 951 Lions Clubs and incorporates 12 districts.
His initial nomination was co-sponsored by the Golden Brothers Lions Club of Alexandria and the Forada Lions Club, which Faehnrich founded.
Faehnrich, known locally as “Mr. Lion,” was nominated because of his many years of service; the offices he held at the local, zone, district, and Lions International levels; the merits he was awarded for outstanding service; the Lions members he recruited and clubs he created; and for the 60,000 miles he drove each year working for Lions International to promote the organization.
“Morrie is a friend, a neighbor and a joy to be around,” noted the local Lions members who nominated him. “He has been instrumental in the success of our clubs and hundreds of others now providing active support to Lions International.”
Faehnrich attended 14 international, 22 multiple district and 100 district conventions. He was actively involved in the charters presented to 508 Lions clubs. He is a life member of Lions International and a Melvin Jones fellow. He received the Guiding Lion Award, the International Leadership Award, two International Presidents awards and the Cap Baker Award (the highest award for MD5M).