It presented the Jean Harris Award, named for the wife of the founder of Rotary International to honor outstanding volunteerism, to Ronnie Holbert of Hickory Flat and Bill Wester of Canton.
Club President Peter Gleichman presented the second Jean Harris award to Wester and saluted him as someone who has touched the lives of every Rotarian in the club.
A retired Georgia Power executive, Wester served in the military during World War II in Europe.
After his service, he was hired by Georgia Power in the engineering department.
In 1973, he became Georgia Power's district manager for Canton.
He eventually joined the Rotary Club of Canton and served as its president between 1980 and 1981.
was presented the Lamar Haley Award in 1996 and helped establish the Rotary Club of Jasper and Rotary Club of Woodstock
He served as the chairman of the board for the Chamber of Commerce between 1975 and 1976 and was named an honorary lifetime member of the chamber in 2009.
also a past recipient of the First Citizen Award, which is presented by the chamber.
He was appointed to the Development Authority of Cherokee County in 1989 and served as its vice chairman and treasurer.
He's also a member of the Cherokee County Development Authority.
He is the past chairman of Reinhardt University's A Day campaign and was named an Honorary Alumnus of the university in 1996.
An honoree scholarship was designated in his
name in 2006.
He also is a member of the school's board of advisors.
, 85, lives in Canton and attends First Baptist Church of Canton.
has a daughter, a son, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
was thankful to his
fellow Rotarians for recognizing his
"I shall cherish this," he
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