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Premier Awarded Wisconsin Lions Birch-Sturm Memorial Fellowship

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Pamperin Honored by Lions Clubs International

ROSHOLT – The Wisconsin Lions Birch-Sturm Memorial Fellowship has bestowed their highest form of organizational recognition upon Premier Community Bank.

“The Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Lions Birch-Sturm Memorial Fellowship congratulates you on receiving your fellowship,” said President Victoria J. Blahnik. “We commend you for donating your time and resources to help the Marion Lions in serving your community. Your Fellowship will provide continuous support to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation and its programs and has created an everlasting tribute to your company.”

In 1990, the Birch-Sturm Fellowship was created by the Wisconsin Lions Foundation to honor those individuals who exemplify undying dedication and commitment to Lionism. The Fellowship is named after Wisconsin’s only International Presidents, Frank V. Birch and Clarence L. Sturm who were great supporters of the Foundation.

This fellowship is intended to recognize individuals who exemplify dedication and commitment to Lionism. It provides a way for districts, clubs, or individuals to honor a person who displays dedication and commitment to Lionism. In order to become a Birch-Sturm Fellow, a district, club, or individual must donate $1,000 to the Birch-Sturm Fund. Once a recipient has received the initial award, Multi-level Fellowships are available in $1,000 increments, up to a $5,000 maximum.

Dick Pamperin, former President of Premier Community Bank, was also honored by the Lions Clubs International, being awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship, named after the founder of Lions Clubs International. It is largely due to the growth of the fellowship program that the Lions Clubs International Foundation has been able to meet humanitarian needs in communities around the world.

Premier Community Bank is headquartered in Marion, Wisconsin and has ten branches across Northeastern Wisconsin.  For more about Premier Community Bank visit  Member FDIC, equal opportunity lender.

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