Woodstock Rotary announces award winners

The Rotary Club of Woodstock has announced it celebrated its 89th anniversary in February with a special anniversary lunch at which two annual awards were presented.

The Clower Award, which celebrates a life in public service, went to David Ferguson. Retired from Shentel, Ferguson has served on the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors, is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary, served as president of the Rotary Club of Woodstock, was active in fund raising for the Shenandoah County Free Clinic and has been a Sunday school teacher for years.

This award is in honor of the late Joe Clower, a professor, historian and community activist.

The J. Carl Coiner Award, named after a Rotarian with a long history of service back in the 1940s, went to George Sheetz, a retired banker who has been a member of the club since 1985. A perennial part of the organizing team for the annual Rotary Golf Tournament, one of the club’s largest fund raisers, Sheetz served as president of the local club and is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

The Rotary Club of Woodstock is a service organization for men and women who are business owners and managers and professionals. It is one of thousands of clubs affiliated with Rotary International, with 1.2 million members, worldwide. Club meetings are held at noon each Wednesday at the Moose Lodge in Woodstock.