The DR. HARRY I. ZELTZER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented at the V/I Annual Meeting to a person recognized as an exemplary humanitarian by providing a lifetime of service to humanity through improving visual welfare through leadership, dedication, invention, public health, developing sustainable eye care and furthering the understanding and correction of refractive error. (To learn more about the eponymous Dr. Zeltzer, please click here.) This award is not an annual award but is awarded at the discretion of the V/I Board of Directors. The recipient of this award is recognized as one who meets the highest criteria that exemplifies the spirit of VOSH/International. http://vosh.org/about-us/awards/
VOSH/International 2019 Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award: VOSH-Southeast’s Max Bruss
My wife Della and I have been married 51 years and have 3 children, 2 daughters and a son. We have 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
I was born on June 12, 1939 in Lemont, PA. Graduated in 1957 from College Area Schools, State College, PA. Graduated from Carnegie College of Medical Technology in Cleveland OH in 1958.
Employed at Munroe Regional Medical Center from August 1, 1961 to January 1, 1984. Retired as Director of Diagnostic and Treatment.
Licensed as a Radiological Technician
Licensed as a Laboratory Technologist.
Licensed as a Physician Assistant with James Stone M.D.
Established the recycling center at the Marion County Jail with the Silver Springs Lion Club in August of 1993. Joined VOSH Florida in August of 2000 and went on my first mission to La Merced in Peru that year.
Participated in 25 missions and rented the first tin hut in 2009. Currently operate the warehouse for VOSH Southeast with 8 10’x20’ warehouses at Citrus Park Storage Center, 3804 SE Lake Weir Ave. Ocala, FL. 34480