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Bill Wester

Member of the College Board of Advisors

Reinhart

Reinhart

Background Information

Employment History

President
Rotary Club of Canton

President
Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce

District Manager
Canton District

Affiliations

Board Member
Cherokee County Development Authority

Member
Cherokee County Development Authority

Secretary Treasurer
Cherokee County Roads

Board Member
Cherokee County Roads

Member
American Legion

Member
First Baptist Church

Web References (10 Total References)


Community leader Bill ...

www.cherokeetribune.com, 26 Sept 2015 [cached]

Community leader Bill Wester, pictured here with his late wife, June Wester, died Wednesday. He was 90. <br> Special to the Tribune

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Community leader Bill Wester, pictured here with his late wife, June Wester, died Wednesday.
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"Bill was such a gentle soul, direct but thoughtful.
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Wester was heavily involved in economic development in the county for 25 years, she said.
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For his work in the community, Wester was the inaugural recipient of the Chamber Honorary Lifetime Membership Award in 2009, and served as chamber president in 1975.
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Wester served in the military during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in Europe. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and First Baptist Church of Canton.
Wester was also active in the Rotary Club of Canton, and was president of the civic group in from 1980 to 81. In 2011, he was Rotary Club Volunteer of the Year for his many years of service to the community, most recently his volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity. He was presented the Lamar Haley Award in 1996 and helped establish the Rotary Club of Jasper and Rotary Club of Woodstock.
A member of the Reinhart College Board of Advisors, in 1996 he was named an Honorary Alumnus of Reinhardt College and in 2006 an Honoree Scholarship was designated in his name.
Wester served for years on the A Day For Reinhardt Committee, and in 2008 was honored with the Cherokee FOCUS Volunteer award for his work there.
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WESTER, William L. | 1 day 3 hrs ago Cherokee Tribune Copyright 2015 Cherokee Tribune.


Board of Directors | Cherokee Office of Economic Development

cherokeega.org, 23 Jan 2013 [cached]

Bill Wester - Member Since 1989; Retired Georgia Power

Bill Wester retired from Georgia Power as the Regional Manager for Cherokee County. He was named First Citizen of Cherokee in 1992 by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce. He also received the first ever Honorary Lifetime Chamber Membership award in 2009.


It presented the Jean Harris Award, ...

www.cherokeetribune.com, 9 Mar 2011 [cached]

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.

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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.
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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. He 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. He's 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.
Wester, 85, lives in Canton and attends First Baptist Church of Canton. He has a daughter, a son, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Wester said he was thankful to his fellow Rotarians for recognizing his community service.
"I shall cherish this," he said. Copyright 2011 Cherokee Tribune. All rights reserved. Share This Article | similar stories


William L (Bill) Wester died peacefully ...

www.cherokeetribune.com, $reference.date [cached]

William L (Bill) Wester died peacefully at the age of 90 at the Canton Nursing Center, Canton, Georgia on September 23, 2015. Born in Bremen, Georgia on September 4, 1925, he grew up in Carrollton and Temple, Georgia where he married his high school sweetheart, June Hart in 1945. During their 65 years of marriage Bill and June Wester made their home in Carrollton, Rome and Canton, Georgia.

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Bill Wester served in World War II in the Army Air Corp. His 43 year career with Georgia Power Company began in Carrollton in 1946. He later served as Appliance Service Superintendent for the Rome Division and was District Manager of the Canton District from 1973 until his retirement in 1989. Throughout his life, Bill Wester was active in community service, having served as past President of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Rotary Club, Vice Chairman of the Development Authority of Cherokee County, and Member of the Reinhart College Board of Advisors. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and First Baptist Church. In 1992 he was honored as the First Citizen of Cherokee County, in 1996 was named an Honorary Alumnus of Reinhardt College, and in 2011 was Rotary Club Volunteer of the Year for his many years of service to the community, most recently his volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity. William L. Wester was the son of the late Reuben Loyd Wester and Ruby McCain Wester of Temple, Georgia.


Cherokee Office of Economic Development, Cherokee County, GA: About Us

www.cherokeega.org, 27 Dec 2011 [cached]

Members: Gene Hobgood, Jacqueline Patrick, Bill Wester

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