On Nov. 12, the Honesdale Lions Club will be holding its 43rd Annual Bonanza Banquet. The event will be at The Inn at Woodloch Pines in Hawley and will honor two 25-year members William Schweighofer and Tony Herzog for their services to the club.


On Nov. 12, the Honesdale Lions Club will be holding its 43rd Annual Bonanza Banquet. The event will be at The Inn at Woodloch Pines in Hawley and will honor two 25-year members William Schweighofer and Tony Herzog for their services to the club.

William Schweighofer has been a longtime resident of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Honesdale High School in 1968 and from Bucknell University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration. After  college, Bill joined the Peace Corp., spending two years in Africa and returning to Wayne County in 1974.

Bill has one son, Mark, who lives in Rockville, Maryland with his wife Jessica and daughter Ella.
Mr. Schweighofer has been and remains involved in numerous business and professional organizations, including:
Pennsylvania Bankers Association: PBA Board of Directors 2002 - 2006, Direct and State Contact Banker, Governing Council, Chairman of PBA Group 3, Member Services Policy Committee, Nominating Committee, PBA Advanced School of Banking, PBA Services Corporation Board of Directors, PBA Group 3 Executive Committee, Board of Directors of Community Bankers of PA; also serving on many committees of CBP, as well as serving on the strategy and education committee of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers.

Always being one to take an active role in his community, Bill has been involved in the following: Honesdale Lions Club, past President; Lake and Brook Association, Greater Honesdale Partnership, board member; WEDCO, board member and past President; Workforce Wayne, board member and Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers board member.

He also served on the Boards of Wayne Memorial Hospital (Chairman of the Hospital Board 1997-2002) and Wayne Memorial Health System, serving on the Governance, Strategy, Executive, Nominating and Resource Management committees

In 2009, Mr. Schweighofer received the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of Four Chaplains.
William Schweighofer was hired by The Honesdale National Bank in 1975 and joined the Board of Directors in 1985, becoming the Bank's 11th President in 1989.

Known to many as Tony, he is a long serving Wayne County Commissioner and will complete his 24th and final year at the end of 2011. Tony has been extremely active and involved in the community through local organizations and government, including being a two-time past President of the Honesdale Lions Club and currently serving as the Used Eye Glass Chairman.

Tony is a graduate of Lackawanna Junior College and the University of New Haven with a B.S. in Accounting. He was President of Herzog Trucking Co. Inc., located in Honesdale from 1982 to 2004 and he worked for the company for a total of 33 years. In 1998, Tony was appointed by the Governor to the Perm DOT Transportation Advisory committee, and continues to serve in that position.

He has been active in numerous community organizations and held leadership positions in most of them, including: Boy Scouts Troop 1 Honesdale 100th Anniversary Committee, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, WEDCO, Wayne County Family Center Board, NEPA Alliance.

Tony also serves on several Wayne County boards including Area Agency on Aging, Drug and Alcohol, Children and Youth Services, MH/MR Agency and presently chairman of the Board of Elections.

Tony is a member of St. John's and St. Mary's Parish, the Knights of Columbus, Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau, Texas Rod & Gun Club, and the Alert Hook & Ladder Fire Company.

Tony resides in Cherry Ridge Township with his wife, Sharon. They have two children, Andrea and Steven and three grandchildren: Emma and Brady Herzog and Heather O'Hara.

"I am proud to be a 25-year member of the Honesdale Lions Club and have this opportunity to be a member of a group that does so much great work in our community," states Tony. "We live in a wonderful community and we share an obligation to make life a little better for others."