Goodfellows president honored by Lions Club

A lifelong volunteer and president of the Clintonville Goodfellows was honored this year with the Clintonville Lions’ Outstanding Citizen Volunteer award.

Steve Conradt of Clintonville accepted the award at the Lions Club’s recent October dinner and business meeting. Included with the award is a $250 donation to the Clintonville Goodfellows.

“We recognize that we — Lions and non-Lions alike — can all make a difference in our community through service to others,” said Lowell Easley, member of the selection committee. “The club is especially interested in recognizing those non-Lions who have not been otherwise recognized and awarded for their volunteerism.”

Easley said Conradt was chosen by the committee because of his demonstrated commitment to serving others. A retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service, Conradt has been a Goodfellows volunteer since 2011. Prior to his retirement, Conradt coordinated the local Letter Carriers Food Drive and organized employees to ring bells for the Salvation Army. He also served on the Clintonville Library Board from 2010-13 and was an assistant coach for his son’s baseball team.

As a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Conradt’s volunteer record is lengthy. He served as vice chairman of the congregation for six years and has served and chaired the boards of Education, Evangelism and Elders. He also served on several planning committees and sings with both the Adult Choir and the Adult Contemporary Praise Team. In addition, he visits homebound church members and delivers soup suppers during Lent.

Conradt is also an active member of the church’s Men’s Club. He facilitates a peer mentoring group of seventh-graders and helps students with their homework. For the past few years, he has coordinated brat sales to benefit the Student Assistance Fund. When his kids were in school, he was a room parent and athletic event volunteer.

The Clintonville Lions have been giving out the volunteer recognition award since 2003.