Three honored by Wilmette Rotary Club
Wilmette Rotary Club presented Rev. Lori Lowe with the Dr. Willie Frankel “Harmony and Understanding” Award and presented Village President Canning with the Fred W. Stoecker Award for Excellence in Public Service. Flanking them are Club Community Service Chair Ned Leuchtner (far left) and Club President Cathy Pratt (far right). Keith Decker, winner of the George W. Fisher Humanitarian Award, was not present.
Updated: August 6, 2012 11:24AM
WILMETTE — The Wilmette Rotary Club honored three community leaders for exceptional service. Rev. Lori Lowe, interim minister of St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Wilmette, was praised for working closely with Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Jewish and Baha’i congregations and coordinating interfaith activities; Village President Chris Canning for helping navigate our village through difficult financial times by creatively filling budget shortfalls caused by the economy and Springfield; and Wilmette resident Keith Decker for assisting and serving children at a Guatemala orphanage and La Casa Norte in Cicero.
The Wilmette Rotary Club was founded in 1924 and conducts international, community, vocational and club service projects through various committees. Members meet noon Wednesdays for luncheon, speakers and fellowship at McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant in Old Orchard. For information, check www.wilmetterotary.org.