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Club members honored for service, contributions

New district governor presents award to Hawkins

The Webster City Rotary Club honored members that have given more than $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation, and thus becoming Paul Harris Fellows. Those honored were Kyle Swon, Marilyn Middleton, John Hawkins, Dalene Schlitter, Mark Dohms, Phil Voge, Sara Abens, who accepted an award on behalf of her late brother Scott Jaycox, Deb Nelson, Doug Bailey, Kathy Getting, Dan Corrow, Joel Peterson and Dean Bowden.

It was a celebration of service Monday when the Webster City Rotary Club met for a meeting at Briggs Woods Conference Center.

With social distancing and face coverings in place, the group honored those who have made contributions to the Rotary International Foundation and have contributed to the community through service.

This year marked the club’s 100th anniversary. A gala celebration was planned for April, but due to the pandemic, the event was cancelled.

Tuesday, the group also welcomed new District Governor Lowell Stoolman of Rockwell City. He presented the Avenues of Service award to John Hawkins, mayor of Webster City and Rotary Club member.

Sixteen Paul Harris Fellows were introduced and presented pins and certificates. Paul Harris Fellows are members who have contributed at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Several of those honored Monday were recognized multiple contributions.

Lowell Stoolman, right, presented an Avenue of Service Citation to Rotary member John Hawkins on Monday.

“Members are recognized each time they give $1,000,” said Rotary member Dan Corrow as he introduced the honorees.

Those honored included Deb Nelson, Doug Bailey, Kathy Getting, Marilyn Middleton, Kyle Swon, Dan Corrow, John Hawkins, Robert Erickson, Gary Groves, Dalene Schlitter, Mark Dohms, Phil Voge, Dean Bowden, Joel Peterson and Gerald Peterson.

A posthumous award was presented to Scott Jaycox. His sister and brother-in-law Sara and Tyler Abens and nephew Jayce, accepted the award. Jaycox was a member of Rotary After Hours and was the sergeant of arms.

The group also announced that the annual turkey dinner, usually held in October, will not be held in 2020, due concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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