Stan Nelson receives prestigious Kiwanis award

Courtesy Photo Stan Nelson, immediate past president of the Alpena Kiwanis Club, was recently presented with the Hixson Fellowship by Sharon Kirby, lieutenant governor of Division 21.

Stan Nelson was recently awarded the Hixson Fellowship at the Alpena Kiwanis Club’s installation banquet for the 2017-18 year.

Nelson has been a member of Kiwanis since 1991, and has served locally as both club director and club president, and in the Michigan District of Kiwanis as lieutenant governor, governor-elect and governor.

In 1983, the Kiwanis Children’s Fund (formerly the Kiwanis International Foundation) established the George F. Hixson Fellowship. Named for Kiwanis International’s first president, Hixson Fellowships are awarded to recognize people who have contributed significantly to Kiwanis’ history of generosity and commitment. Nelson’s leadership, his enthusiasm for Kiwanis and his continued involvement are among the reasons he was honored with this prestigious award.

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund’s mission is to develop resources that transform the goodwill and vision of Kiwanians into programs that serve the children of the world. The work of the Children’s Fund helps Kiwanians change kids’ lives-often in ways that would otherwise remain beyond the resources of clubs and districts.

To learn more about the Alpena Kiwanis Club or the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, contact Alpena Kiwanis President Judy Greer at 590-0780 or visit