News of Granton Rotary
 Third Quarter - 2011

Granton Rotary had a very active and fun-filled third quarter in 2011.  We were honored to host the newly elected Rotary District Governor, Mr. Chuck Hanson on July 11.  He attended the fellowship dinner and gave a very good presentation on this year’s Rotary goals.  One of the major goals is to continue the eradication of polio throughout the world.  Hanson is a member of the LA Crosse Rotary Club.  He will serve from July 1, 2011 until June 30, 2012.

Jim Chadwick and Chuck Hanson

Granton Rotary President Jim Chadwick (left) poses with Rotary District Governor Chuck Hanson
who attended the Granton Rotary fellowship dinner on July 11

(all contributed photos in this article

August 16 was the club’s “Back to the Twenties” night.  The program started off with the club honoring David Lavey upon his retirement from the Granton Rotary Club.  Lavey retired after 54 years of unselfish and dedicated service to the Rotary.

David Lavey and Jim Chadwick

David Lavey (right) retired from the Granton Rotary after 54 years of dedicated service –
here he is honored with a remembrance from Rotary President Jim Chadwick.

Also, Jeanette Steiner, Granton Rotary Secretary, presented a copy of her recently published cook book to Rotary President Jim Chadwick.  She was kind enough to give a copy to each Granton Rotarian.

Jeanette Steiner and Jim Chadwick with cookbook

Jeanette Steiner (left), Granton Rotary Secretary, presents a copy of
her recently published cookbook to President Jim Chadwick.

The evening ended with Rotarians being given rides in a beautifully restored 1929 Ford Model T Tudor automobile, owned by Granton Rotary Treasurer Ron Webster.  As can be seen from the photo, all had a good time.

1929 Model T Tudor and Rotarians

On “Back to the Twenties” night, August 16, Rotarians enjoyed a ride in this restored 1929 Model T.

August 23 was the annual Paul Harris Award Banquet. This year’s recipient is Loretta Dunn, known as Lorrie. Her award was presented by the District Assistant Governor, Bob Trussoni, member of the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary club.  This year’s dinner and award presentation were conducted by candle light due to the tornado that went through the county earlier in the evening.

Loretta Dunn, Jim Chadwick and Bob Trussoni 

Loretta Dunn (center) received the Granton Rotary Paul Harris Award on August 23. 
She is pictured with Granton Rotary President Jim Chadwick (left) and District Assistant Governor Bob Trussoni.

Granton's Rotary Paul Harris Fellows

Loretta Dunn, Granton Rotary’s newest Paul Harris Award recipient (front, center)
poses with other Granton Rotary Paul Harris Fellows.

September, of course, is Fall Festival in Granton. The Rotary club sponsors the “Honored Citizen” for this activity. This year’s honored citizens, Norman and Carol Jean Wesenberg, were guests for the fellowship dinner and meeting held on September 6, 2011.

Carol Jean and Norman Wesenberg

This year’s Granton “Honored Citizens,” Carol Jean and Norman Wesenberg,
were guests for the Granton Rotary fellowship dinner and meeting on September 6.

Granton Rotary meets every Tuesday evening at the Southern Clark County Sportsman’s Club.  Meals start at 5:55 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Loretta E. Dunn, Granton Rotary Club Secretary


From the Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

October 19, 2011, Pages 4 & 5


Web page by James W. Sternitzky PhD, October 29, 2011

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