Rotary Club of the Bound­ary Hon­ors Lloyd Scheib

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Jan Draper

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 on the net.

Beebe’s Ray Fluet.

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