District 13G of the Ohio Lions Clubs, at the District Convention, presented the first ever District Governor’s Association Award for Leadership and Dedication to Rita Shisler of the Orrville Lions Club. Rita is an immediate past president of the Orrville Lions, and was president for it’s Charter Year, in 2009 and 2010, helping to form the Orrville Lions. She has been appointed as Zone Chairman for Lions Zone 1, for 2011/2012. Lions International is the world’s largest service organization, with 1.35 million members in 206 countries.
Shisler, owner of Shisler’s Cheese House in Orrville, has been active as a board member of Wayne County Red Cross, Wayne County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Women’s Network, the 2007 ATHENA Award recipient, the 2004 Wooster Chamber’s Small Business of the Year, member of Friends of Every Woman’s House, Have a Heart for Hospice, St. Mary’s Gabriel Project, Startzman Free Clinic’s Meal That Heals, Lincoln Highway Association, Akron University’s International Friendship Club, and past Volunteer of the Year for Quota International.
Rita’s sons are both in the cheese business, DJ is owner of Shisler’s Cheese House in Akron, Dennis is VP of Marketing and Webmaster for http://www.CheeseHouse.com, at the Orrville Shisler’s. When not in the cheese store, or busy volunteering, Rita spends time being Oma to Daniel, Grace and Natalia Shisler.