Rotary Club of the Boundary Honors Lloyd Scheib
OnSeptember 14 the Rotary Club of the Boundary recognized local business man, Lloyd Scheib by granting him an honorary membership to the club. Lloyd is from a well-known Sherbrooke family, owners for many years of Scheib Shoes.
The Boundary Club hosted a dinner at the North Hatley Golf Club to present Lloyd with his certificate. Fifty-seven people attended including Rotarians and their spouses from the Boundary, Sherbrooke, and Newport Clubs as well as the Governor of the Rotary District, Sonny Holt from Vermont and former District Governors Bill Thompson and Guy Babb and their wives.
Rotary international states:
to become an honorary member, the person must distinguish themselves by meritorious service in support of Rotary’s ideals. The person is considered a friend of Rotary for their permanent support of Rotary’s cause.
Although he began working in the family
Local businessman and honoree Lloyd Scheib. business, Scheib has worked mostly in communications. He has held senior positions in management and in the technical side of radio and newspapers. He owned Sherbrooke’s newspaper, and he began
in Drummondville. For many years he held a senior post at The Record. In radio he has worked in many cities around Quebec province and began several cable networks when the technology was very new.
Lloyd became a true friend of Rotary when his wife, Lyse Emond, was asked to be our District Governor (DG). Health issues would have prevented her from fulfilling all of the requirements of this job. Lloyd stepped in and said that he would do whatever he needed to make it possible to be our Governor. The spouse of every DG makes a huge commitment to Rotary but Lloyd’s was not a matter of choice for him. He had to attend every club visit and every meeting to ensure that Lyse could come.
Lloyd encourages truth, fairness and peace in his every interaction. He is a humble man and his first words on Friday night were, “I don’t deserve this.”
Ray Fluet from Beebe presented an overview of Lloyd’s achievements and Andre Lemire from the Sherbrooke Club recollected some anecdotes about Lloyd. David Oliver President of the Boundary Club presented the certificate to Lloyd.
The Governor and the Past District Governors reflect- ed on the meaning of Rotary and on Lloyd’s contribution. Lyse Emond gave a touching tribute.
Lloyd responded thanking all of the Rotarians for the evening and his membership to the Boundary.
Lloyd is a fine man and truly exemplifies all of Rotary’s ideals.
Thanks to the Gilles Gendron and Louis Grenier at the North Hatley Golf Club for their support of this event.
Rotary International has clubs all over the world and does local and international projects. The Rotary Club of the Boundary has a second hand bookstore in Beebe, Qc, and supports Border Minor Hockey, the Haskell Library and Cab Rediker among many other local initiatives. Internationally the club supports the work of Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, sponsors a child in Ecuador through Sister Diane and runs a project in the First Nations villages in Guyana.
Want to know more about Rotary? Call 819-842-1940 or go to rotary.org on the net.
Beebe’s Ray Fluet.