Last month, the Hyannis Elks Club presented their "Citizen of the Year" award to Tony Shepley of Shepley Wood Products.
The award is given out annually to one person in Hyannis/Barnstable who demonstrates a commitment to service to the community. In discussing the reason for giving out the award, Exalted Ruler Jeff Deitke stated, "we want to honor the people that provide service to the community and recognize the time and financial contribution that it takes for them to devote themselves to the community."
Exalted Ruler Elect, Frank Zibutis said, "Tony is a true philanthropist that the Cape & Islands is very fortunate to have as an exemplary citizen and friend."
The award was presented at the clubs’ annual Member Appreciation Night at their lodge on Bearses Way, March 10th. The officers and members of the club keep their eyes open looking for things that happen and stories of people that are noteworthy to recognize for their commitment to the community.
The membership also honored the recipients of the Hyannis Elks Club's "Elk of the Year", Mike Perry and "Officer of the Year", Paul Legere.
Tony Shepley is well known for his commitment to the community. He serves on numerous boards in town and is well known for his consistent generous donations to a wide variety of organizations.
Courtesy of the Hyannis Elks Lodge 1549.