Effingham Noon Rotary Honors its Military Veterans

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Published on November 7 2012 8:00 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Noon Rotary Club honored its military veterans at their meeting November 7.

Organized by the club's Social Committee, the program featured writings from servicemen read by members of Jim Hammer's Advanced Placement Government class at Effingham High School and a rendition of the National Anthem by the EHS Chorus under the direction of Jamie Jennings.

(A CAKE SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR NOON ROTARY'S MILITARY VETERANS)

The program also featured a recitation of the service record of each serviceman Rotarian.

(THOSE ROTARIANS HONORED WEDNESDAY WHO WERE PRESENT FOR THE PROGRAM INCLUDE, SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT, JOHN "BUD" SILLS AND ARTHUR SCHOTTMAN ALONG WITH ROTARIAN LIBBY MOELLER WHO HELPED ORGANIZE THE EVENT; AND STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT, MIKE SEHY, RON SCHETTLER, LARRY O'DELL, CARRIE CRIPPEN, DAVE RING, CHARLIE DAVIS, JIM GARTNER, RUBEN BOYAJIAN AND LARRY WALDHOFF.  CRIPPEN, A VETERAN, ALSO HELPED ORGANIZE THE EVENT)

(MEMBERS OF THE EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS PRESENTED A STIRRING A CAPPELLA RENDITION OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JAMIE JENNINGS {FRONT ROW, FAR LEFT})

(GUEST READERS JORDYNN BEAULIEU, MIKAYLA NAVA-SIFUENTES AND JESSE KELLER JOINED TEACHER JIM HAMMER FROM THE E-H-S ADVANCED PLACEMENT GOVERNMENT CLASS IN SHARING READINGS FROM SERVICEMEN)

(ELIZABETH ANDERSON WAS THE ROTARY WEEKLY STUDENT GUEST.  SHE'S THE DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND KELLY ANDERSON AND A SENIOR AT EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL)