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ROTARY AVENUE OF SERVICE CITATION

The following Charlotte Rotarians have been awarded the Rotary International Avenue of Service Citation:

 

BERTOLD J. VOSWINKEL

MATTHEW R. JOYNER
HARRIMAN JETT
THOMAS MOORE 

 

BERTOLD J. VOSWINKEL (BERT)

Most Recent Rotary Honor: Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation
Presentation Date: November 3, 2015
Charlotte Rotarian Since: 1984

Club Service: Bert has been a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte since 1984.  For at least 25 years, has served as the club's photographer.  This includes taking pictures at every club meeting, social or golf tournament.  He has decided to step down from this duty that he so enjoyed and he will be sorely missed.  He has organized and chaired events to raise money for the Boy Scouts of America Scout Expedition, and has served on the majority of our club committees.

Vocational Service:  Bert is from Steffenhofen-Augsburg and is a graduate of the Dental Technology Munchen in his native country of West Germany.  He has owned and operated the Ceramic Gold Dental Laboratory in Charlotte, where his high sense of ethics have served him well.  He has traveled abroad numerous times and has visited many Rotary Clubs where he discussed business, local and national politics.

Community Service: Since arriving in the United States in 1962, Bert has been involved in the Board of Visitors of Mercy Hospital, Charlotte Humane Society, International German-American Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Opera, Spirit Square, the German Roundtable, Nature Museum, Native American Association and Goodwill Industries.

International Service: Bert organized a World Community Service project with the Rotary Club of Charlotte and Charlotte Sister Cities to reach out to Krefeld West Germany.  A framed posted that lists members of the Rotary Club of Charlotte and the Krefeld West Germany Club is on display in the Rotary office.

New Generations Service: As a father of three sons, Bert has spent many years exposing his children to the benefits and opportunities of Rotary.  He has worked with Boy Scout Troops and organized families to host German youth through the Summer Exchange Program for German-Americans.

 

 

MATTHEW  R.  JOYNER  (MATT)

Most Recent Rotary Honor: Rotary International Avenues of Service Citation
Presentation Date:  June 4, 2013
Charlotte Rotarian Since: 2002 

Club Service:  Rotary's first Avenue of Service involves actions a Rotarian must take within the club to help it function successfully. Since joining the Rotary Club of Charlotte in 2002, Matt has served through several committee and board positions. He has been a valuable member of the committee that writes a summary of the weekly programs, he has served as a club greeter, a member of the board of directors, and as an active member of the Youth Exchange committee.

Vocational Service:  Vocational Service is the adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including the contribution of one's vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.   An undergraduate of Dartmouth and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and currently a Partner of BishopDulaney&Joyner, Matt provides our community with corporate and transactional law services, helping business owners start-up, operate and sell businesses.  His attention to detail and work ethic as a legal professional is personified in everything he does.

Community Service:  Community Service comprises varied efforts to improve the quality of life for those who live within their club's locality. Over the years, Matt always has been very involved in our community and his church. Soon after him and his wife Betsy moved to Charlotte and joined Myers Park United Methodist Church, he became a Stephens Minister and in 1991 he started the "Logos" Sunday School class, which still meets today. He served as President of the Methodist Home Development Center, Director Aldersgate Retirement Center and Council to the Independent Physicians of the Carolinas.  This year as he retires his Student Exchange Program Chair responsibilities, it is because he is overloaded with leadership support roles in his children's activities. Currently he provides leadership to no less than three Boy Scout troops, as a Cub Scout Pack Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster.

International Service:  The aim of International Service is to encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service above self. Matt joined Rotary in 2002 and is a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation. As a twelve year member and four year Chair of our club's Student Exchange Program, he has touched lives all over the world.

New Generations Service:  New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary's youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. As chair of the Student Exchange Program and a former Director of the Rotary Club of Charlotte, over the last twelve years Matt has coordinated his ten-member committee, our relationships with two local high schools and many Rotary clubs throughout the world. His passion for International Exchange has its roots from his own experience as a yearlong Rotary exchange student in France while in High School in Chapel Hill, NC. Each year he has coordinated the family hosting and school placement of two incoming yearlong international students and a few summer exchange student visitors. Also, from our local high schools he has coordinated many outgoing students who have benefited from a year or a summer in many countries throughout the world. Thanks to Matt's leadership, the Student Exchange Program continues to provide our club and community with many international service opportunities.

 

 

HARRIMAN  H.  JETT

Most Recent Rotary Honor: Four Avenues of Service Award
Presentation Date:  2006-2007
Charlotte Rotarian Since: 2004

Club Service:  Rotary’s first Avenue of Service involves actions a Rotarian must take within the club to help it function successfully.  Harriman Jett devotes hours of preparation to ensure the AV and computer systems function properly and are in sync for each club meeting.  He not only researched and recommended the proper AV equipment for the club to purchase, but also produces and edits material, including print or photography, and provides AV services through his own personal computer.  He is absolutely the go-to man for the club’s computer or AV needs.

Vocational Service:  Vocational Service is the adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including the contribution of one’s vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.   When Harriman Jett was proposed for membership, his sponsor touted his fabulous computer skills…he instructs classes on computers, would be glad to help out in the Rotary office, etc.  The vocation he failed to mention is that Harriman is also a retired surgeon.  His attention to detail and work ethic as a medical professional is personified in everything he does.  As retired surgeon, he continues to be involved as a consultant to medical organizations, insurance companies, and boards.

Community Service:  Community Service comprises varied efforts to improve the quality of life for those who live within their club’s locality.  Harriman combines his medical and computer skills through involvement in several community organizations: teaching computer classes to seniors at the Shepherd’s Center; serves as President and maintains the website of the St. Andrew Society of Charlotte (an organization whose members have an interest in Scottish heritage and history); handles the website for the Lake Norman Power Squadron; provides medical and legal consulting to insurance company; and is chairman and maintains the website for the Welton Society (senior physicians in a sub branch of the medical society).

International Service:  The aim of International Service is to encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.   Harriman joined Rotary in 2004 and is a supporter of The Rotary Foundation.  

 

 

THOMAS MOORE

Most Recent Rotary Honor: Four Avenues of Service Award
Presentation Date:  2005-2006
Charlotte Rotarian Since: 1999

Club Service:  Rotary’s first Avenue of Service involves actions a Rotarian must take within the club to help it function successfully.  When Thomas Moore arrives on Tuesdays and takes a seat at the piano, there is no question in anyone’s mind that the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Charlotte is functioning successfully.  Since becoming a member in 1999, Thomas has graciously shared his musical talents by providing beautiful music while others scurry around socializing and eating their lunch.  And what a contribution his accompaniment is to the weekly song!

Vocational Service:  Vocational Service is the adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including the contribution of one’s vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.  Dr. Thomas Moore is nationally recognized as an early childhood consultant, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and children’s recording artist.  In his varied career, Moore has given a solo voice recital at Carnegie Recital Hall, hosted a children’s television show, taught preschool, directed a children’s choir, and composed two symphony pieces for children.  As Thomas says, he is not a performer…instead he uses music as a tool to teach.  His keynotes merge music with solid speaking content to create an inspiring experience for his audience. 

Community Service:  Community Service comprises varied efforts to improve the quality of life for those who live within their club’s locality.  There are many examples of Thomas’ contribution to community: A celebration for children and families has been held on New Year’s Eve (afternoon) for twenty-six years; numerous speaking engagements at local elementary schools or the Community College to teach others of the experience of learning through music; contributing columnist for the Charlotte Observer; Associate for Church in the Round Service at Myers Park United Methodist Church, which is an alternative, more informal service incorporating drums, saxophone and other instrumentation with an intergenerational choir.

International Service:  The aim of International Service is to encourage and foster the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.  Thomas has worked to spread goodwill and peace all over the world through his delivery of more than 800 speeches and workshops in the United States and abroad.  From a keynote address to 1,200 k-12 teachers at Harvard University, to teacher-training workshops in Denmark, Italy, Germany, and Nigeria,  Thomas works everyday to create learning experiences that educate and encourage teachers.

Matt Joyner receiving the Avenues of Service Citation

 

 

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