The Collegeville Rotary Club Announces Joel and Loretta Stever as 2014 “Citizens of the Year,” Meghan McGettigan as 2014 Methacton “Teacher of the Year,” and Bobbie Paul as 2014 Perkiomen Valley “Teacher of the Year”
The Stevers, McGettigan and Paul to be Honored at the Rotary’s Oct. 15th Dinner
Joel and Loretta Stever, founders of the Jerusalem Community Food Pantry (now named the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry) in Schwenksville; Meghan McGettigan, who teaches 10thand 11th grade English classes at Methacton Senior High School; and Bobbie Paul, who teaches 9th grade Earth Science at Perkiomen Valley High School will be honored at this year’s Collegeville Rotary annual celebration of our outstanding area leaders on Wednesday, October 15th at 6 p.m. at the Rivercrest Golf Club.
The Stevers were chosen as area “Citizens of the Year” for their work at the food pantry, which, through the help of their son David and members of the community, provides food for more than 250 families in our area. They were selected as the individuals who best represented the Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” The Stevers will receive the Rotary’s highest award, the Paul Harris Fellowship, named after the founder of Rotary International.
Meghan McGettigan and Bobbie Paul were nominated for their awards by each respective school’s students. “Maggi” was nominated for her outstanding personal relationships with her students, and for the way she creates a fun and safe space for them to express themselves through writing and discussion. Paul was nominated for being truly passionate about earth science, for instilling that excitement in her students, and for instilling confidence in them concerning their abilities to re-discover, observe and conclude without bias.
All Collegeville area residents, students, parents, teachers and friends are cordially invited to attend the event in the Stevers, McGettigan’s and Paul’s honor. Additional information is available on the Rotary website (below) or by e-mailing Joy Miksic at [email protected], telephone 202 415 4359. Reservations to the event are $50 for adults and $40 for students. Checks can be made out to Collegeville Rotary Citizens Awards and sent to PO Box 26084, Collegeville, PA 19426. The deadline to RSVP is Sept. 26th. The event raises funds for programs to help local communities.
Last year’s “Citizen of the Year” winner was Cathy Kernen, President of the non-profit Collegeville Economic Development Corp. (CEDC) and founder of the Collegeville Farmers’ Market. “Teachers of the Year” were Susan Cattie from Methacton and Matt Sterenczak from Perkiomen Valley School Districts.
The Collegeville Rotary Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. at Moorhead Catering, 40 1st Avenue, Trappe, PA. For more information, go to http://www.collegevillerotary.org/
The Rivercrest Golf Club community entrance is on Route 29 South just past Black Rock Road. The address is 100 Golf Club Drive, Phoenixville, PA 18460. For directions see the web site www.rivercrestgolfclub.com.