From the left: Brent Vanden Bosch, Sawyer Vanden Bosch and Greg Vanden Bosch are shown shortly after being recognized by the Rotary Club of Chesterville as Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris Fellow recognizes an outstanding contribution to their community and its Rotary Club. A donation of $1,000 is made to The Rotary Foundation, a charity of Rotary International, on behalf of each Paul Harris Fellow. Thompson Goddard Photo
CHESTERVILLE – The Rotary Club of Chesterville recognized the contributions to the community of Sawyer, Greg and Brent Vanden Bosch in a ceremony at Vanden Bosch Elevators Inc. on the outskirts of Chesterville on Fri., June 24 by recognizing each as a Paul Harris Fellow.
“They were always there when we needed them” commented Rotarian Martin Derks, shortly after the presentation. He explained how for years they have supported the club in several ways. This support includes the installation of the foundation in the Nation River near the Chesterville Waterfront, dumping the ducks in the river for the Duck Race and providing storage for items such as the club barbecue, snowflakes, and other items.
Sawyer commented how they are “glad to help out the Chesterville community,” with all three recipients mentioning feeling “very honoured” to receive this recognition.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.