Lions Club Posthumously Honors Jim Keizer of Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales

Lions Club Posthumously Honors Jim Keizer of Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales

Jim was the Recipient of the Melvin Jones Humanitarian award

The Lions Club International awarded Jim Keizer, former President of Mid-states Utility Trailer, the coveted Melvin Jones Humanitarian award, which honors outstanding individuals who embody humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of the lions Club. The award is named after its founder, Melvin Jones.

The Lions Club is the largest service organization in the world with over 1.3 million members in 208 countries. The Melvin Jones Humanitarian Award is the highest honor given by the organization. Jim along with Mid-States Utility Trailer’s Omaha branch have been supporting the local Westside Lions Club with their fundraising efforts by providing equipment, volunteers, and trailers to help distribute food for the organization. Don Hieb, District Governor for Eastern Nebraska presented the award to Shane Keizer and Stacy Bricker, who accepted honor on Jim’s behalf. “We are extremely proud of Jim and Mid-States Utility Trailer for giving back to their community and supporting a worldwide organization that has helped millions in need,” said Hal Bennett, President of Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company. “It is a true honor to work with an outstanding dealer network, whose continued involvement with the community has been tremendous.” For more information about Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales, visit


Pictured from left to right: Bob Elsasser, General Manager, Mid-States Utility Trailer Sales, Omaha; Shane Keizer, President (Jim’s Son); Stacy Bricker, Secretary Treasurer (Jim’s Daughter)

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