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THE WALTER ZELLER FELLOWSHIP
Jerry Ringer also had the honor of presenting the Zeller Award at April 22, 2013 meeting to Elizabeth Weir. The Zeller Award is named after Walter Zeller, past president of Kiwanis International and the first person to donate to the Kiwanis International Foundation, which receives the gifts for the eliMiNate project.
Elizabeth Weir has been involved with East Bay Camp and Camp Limberlost from the 1940s when Bloomington Kiwanis took over the program from the Pantagraph. She also supports our club by eating pancakes, buying peanuts and contributing to our foundation! Congratulations on this esteemed honor, Elizabeth!
Our club not only awards Zeller awards to existing club members, but also members in the community who exemplify the mission. Jerry proudly awarded a Zeller Award to John Maitland, who was in attendance at Monday’s meeting. Congratulations, John, and thank you for your support!
Ben Green with Rusty Depew
Benoni "Ben" Green is a special Kiwaniian. He is a veteran of WWII as well as a POW. He worked at Beich’s Candy Company for 41 years and has 3 children. He is known as the “granddaddy of Bloomington / Normal Tennis.” He has left a lasting impression with ISU as he is in the hall of fame and has endowed a scholarship there.
He served as president of the Bloomington Kiwanis Club in 1972 and 1973. During these years the Normal Kiwanis Club was introduced and the ISU Circle K Club was chartered. We recognize Benoni Green with the Zeller Award as well as the 600 lives saved with the EliMiNate project.
EliMiNate Committee – Jerry Ringer presented the prestigious Zeller Award to John Couillard, as part of the EliMiNate campaign to eradicate Neonatal Tetanus globally.
Jerry Ringer presented the prestigious Zeller Award to Claude Miller, as part of the EliMiNate campaign to eradicate Neonatal Tetanus globally.
Carole Ringer and Guy Fraker honored by their spouses as recipients of Walter Zeller Awards. Both are Rotary members.
Ralph Turner accepts Zeller award at right
accepts Zeller Award
(Left) Jerry Ringer presented Dr. Wilson with the Eliminate Zeller Award.
Jerry Ringer presented Zeller Award from the Eliminate Committee to Becky Hines, and also to Mark and Ellen Wylie. Congratulations!
Right, Charles Witte recieves his
Zeller Award form the
Bloomington Club on 11/2/2015
Jerry Ringer presented member Harvey Styron with a Zeller Award as part of the Eliminate Campaign, recognizing him for his longtime membership standing.
Jerry Ringer presented retired President of Illinois State University Al Bowman member with a Zeller Award as part of the Eliminate Campaign, recognizing him for his service at ISU and in the Community. He received a special thank you for lending ISU athletes to our Limberlost project.
Left - Roger Hunt accepts his Zeller Award
The Walter Zeller Fellowship is an exclusive award unique to The Eliminate Project. The Walter Zeller Fellowship honors Walter Zeller, who made the first gift of 25 silver dollars to establish the Kiwanis International Foundation.
The Zeller Fellowship recognizes a gift of $1,250 and greater to The Eliminate Project. You can become a Zeller Fellow by making a gift or three-year pledge of US$1,250 to The Eliminate Project. (Contact Andrea Raycraft for how to donate)
All donations, all sizes, are welcomed.
One time gifts: Make checks to the Kiwanis Club of Bloomington Foundation note on check "ELIMINATE"and we will collect all donation until we have enough to honor someone with a Walter Zeller Fellowship. Our Board of Directors will choose recipients of the awards.
Monthly or quarterly gifts: To make gifts directly to Kiwanis International, on a regular basis, monthly or quarterly, you will need a special form with your Club number and your Membership number, to give both the club and you credit for the gift(s).
The following Bloomington Kiwanis Club members and friends have been designated as Walter Zeller Fellowship recipients:
|THE WALTER ZELLER FELLOWSHIP|
Davis Wil 3/31/2012
Feicke Dennis 3/31/2012
Ringer Jerry 3/31/2012
Shaw Tricia 3/31/2012
Raycraft Andrea 3/16/2013
Weir Elizabeth 4/22/2013
Nathan Barbara 5/1/2013
Dorsey Gil 8/19/2013
Hoffman, Frank 9/29/2014
John Maitland, 5/20/2015
Becky Hines 10/26/2015
Mark & Ellen Wylie 10/26/2015
Charles Witte 11/2/2015
Roger Hunt 2/15/2016
Wil, Davis 9/30/2013
Hauman, Diana 10/13/2014
Jane Moore 02/2015
Green, Benoni 01/26/2015
Couillard, John 02/06/2015
Miller, Claude 03/09/2015
Fraker, Guy 04/26/2015
Ringer, Carole 04/26/2015
Turner, Ralph 05/05/2015
Robert Starkovich 5/12/2015
Richard Wilson 6/22/2015
Rick Mehall 9/25/2015
Harvey Styron 12/21/2015
Al Bowman 12/21/2015
David Martin 3/7/2016
Lee & Anne Niepagen 9/12/2016
Dean Messinger 10/31/2016
For more information or to become a Zeller Fellow, please contact Jerry Ringer and/or Andrea Raycraft to learn more and make your donation via the Kiwanis Club of Bloomington, Illinois Foundation, assuring credit for our club's donation.
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