Rotary International

Local Rotarian receives award

Jackie Bowen, human resource manager at Kadant Johnson, was recently presented with a Paul Harris recognition by Three Rivers Rotary. A Paul Harris Fellow is recognition for an outstanding commitment to the Rotary Club or to the community. In Bowen’s case, however, it is both. Paul Harris recognition is the highest distinction that a club may bestow on a Rotarian …

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Rotary names Educator of the Year

A seven-year teacher at Hoppin Elementary was named the recipient of the annual Three Rivers Rotary Club’s “Educator of the Year.” Danielle Bent was announced as the award winner last week. Committee members said Bent’s recognition was based on a number of factors, including her continuous encouragement to respect and be kind to others. As an example, committee members noted …

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White Pigeon graduate speaks to Rotary

A nationally known pageant contestant returned to her roots Wednesday. Mekayla Diehl, a 2007 White Pigeon High School alumna, was the guest speaker at the White Pigeon Rotary Club meeting. Diehl, an Elkhart resident, represented Indiana in last June’s Miss USA Pageant. She placed in the top 20. With high school students from the White Pigeon Rotary’s Interact Club present, …

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