The Oconee Rotary Club recently held its annual awards breakfast to recognize members’ outstanding service to the community and the club. The June 19 meeting also served as a ceremonial ending of the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
Rotarian of the Year honors went to longtime member Doug Weirauch, a local contractor who spearheaded the club’s 30th anniversary BBQ pavilion construction project at Oconee Veterans Park.
This year’s Rotary Four-Way Test Award recipient was Cindy Haddon. This award is reserved for members who best demonstrate the “Ideals of Rotary,” exemplifying the Rotary Four-Way Test of Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Haddon, a marketing specialist with Walton EMC, will be president of Oconee Rotary in 2013-2014.
The W. Lee Arrendale Award honors a club member’s vocational excellence, and is named for the late Habersham County Rotarian. Receiving this year’s award was Mack Guest, president of Watkinsville-based LAD Truck Lines. Guest also serves as chairman of the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.
The Robert Stubbs Award, named for the late Canton Rotary Club member, was established to encourage and promote the ideals of ethics in all vocations. This year’s award recipient was Bill Ross, owner of Evergreen Nursery.
Oconee Rotary officers for 2012-2013 are James Deaton, President (Georgia Square Collision); Cindy Haddon, President-elect (Walton EMC); Bob Taylor, Vice-President (University of Georgia); Margaret Venable, Secretary (Gainesville State College); John Quackenbush, Treasurer, and J.P Watson, Past President (Athens Academy).