It Was a Special Day at the Rotary Club of Clearwater
Andy Burwell, recipient of the Rotary Four Way Test Award and wife Vickie Burwell, daughter Chandler and son Chase.
The Rotary Club of Clearwater distributed $40,000 to sixteen charities at a recent Wednesday noon meeting at the Belleair Country Club. Each charity described services they provide to Clearwater area children and families, those in need of help to get back on their feet.
Rotarian and Deputy Police Chief Dewey Williams distributed checks, from funds raised in a successful Kingfish Tournament in April.
Rotarian and retired Dentist Patrick Lepeak received two recognitions for his community service. The Homeless Emergency Dental Clinic praised Dr. Lepeak for his many hours of volunteer dental services at the clinic. An example was given where one teenager had extensive dental work that changed her life. Twenty- two dentists volunteer their time and services at the clinic.
The Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Clearwater then presented a surprised Dr. Patrick Lepeak, with the Taver Bayly Rotarian of the Year Award, as a result of his community service and also his volunteering to provide dental services in missions to third world countries. Dr. Lepeak has been recognized in the past as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and as a supporter of his local Rotary Clubs Endowment for local charities.
Rotarian Andy Burwell was awarded the prestigious Four Way Test Award. He was to be surprised with the award two weeks previously, when his wife and children came to the Rotary meeting in preparation for the presentation. But Andy Burwell did not show up. As a Real Estate Agent, he was in St. Petersburg, on a short notice call.
The Rotary Four Way Test Award, of things we think, say or do:
A humble, but not surprised, Andy Burwell expressed appreciation for the award.
l-r Doug Hilkert, President Rotary Club of Clearwater; Dr. Patrick Lepeak, recipient of the Taver Bayly Rotarian of the Year Award.
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