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  Robert W. “Bob” Miller, of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of The International Association of Lions Clubs at the association’s 84th International Convention, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, July 2-July 6, 2001.

     Past Director Miller is a retired vice president of operations at a dairy corporation.

     A member of the West Penn Township Lions Club since 1959, Past Director Miller has held many offices within the association, including club president, zone chair, cabinet secretary/treasurer, deputy district governor and district governor. He also served as advisor to the Pennsylvania State Council, State International Convention committee chair, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation Research Foundation and Pennsylvania Lions Building Project chair. In addition, he has served 22 years as chairperson of the District Sight Conservation and Eye Research Committee and is a National Multi-National Campaign SightFirst II Coordinator.

     In recognition of his service to the association, Past Director Miller has received numerous awards including the Helen Keller Award, the Club President’s Award, a Hearing and Speech Action Award, a Key Award, a 100% District Governor’s Award, three International President’s Awards and an International Leadership Award. He has also received 20 Distinguished Service Awards from the Pennsylvania Lions Sight Conservation and Eye Research Foundation, several Certificates of Appreciation and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor the association bestows upon its members. He is also a Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation Fellow, a W. P. Wood Fellow and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.

     In addition to his Lion activities, Past Director Miller is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He serves as a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Phoebe Retirement Home, which cares for the elderly and infirm. He has also served as master of the Free and Accepted Masons, manager of Little League, board member of the Manufacturers Association, member of the Pennsylvania Laboratory Directors Association and chairperson of the salary committee of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the UCC.

      Past Director Miller and his wife, Judith “Judy,” also a Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow, have two sons and two grandsons.