Channel 8 Meteorologist Bill Steffens was honored and recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by West Michigan Rotarians Tuesday evening.
The recognition is often given to Rotarians but can be bestowed upon anyone that has done community service type work over a long period of time, outside of their professions. Rotary International’s highest honor is to be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
To be nominated, the recipient, must be considered a person of high moral character and principles. He or she must have initiated fine community works, projects and programs over a long time frame and must have positive impact on the lives of those in the local or world community. Bills wife Gayle is a Comstock Park Rotarian. They reside in Alpine Township.
The award was presented at the annual Interclub meeting of ten Rotaries held this year at the Meijer Garden and hosted by the Sparta Rotary which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Bill was the main speaker at the event and acquainted the audience with a history of the weather,and weather patterns. His presentation was filled with information, humor and nostalgia. In addition to the Interclub program, Rotary members enjoyed the opportunity to see the butterflies flutter in the adjacent room at the Meijer Garden.
Gayle and Bill Steffen,Comstock Park and Assistant Governor Violet Rohrer, Sparta
Dana Quick and Dawn Swafford, Comstock Park, Amanda Heydon Gerhardt, Cedar Springs
|Erin and Brett Beuschel, Marilyn Arends, Comstock Park|
|Sharon Steffens, Comstock Park|
|Everybody enjoyed the butterflies|
Steven Flohr, President of the Lowell Rotary arrived alone but was seen leaving with the much coveted Duck (not) presented to the Rotary with the smallest percentage of attendance at the annual Interclub meeting.