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Charles Town Rotary salutes Dawson, Blythe

October 31, 2004

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Rotary Club of Charles Town presented its 2004 Vocational Service Awards at a luncheon recently at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

The awards were presented to Bev Dawson, switchboard operator for Jefferson County Public Schools, and Gretchen Blythe, an insurance agent with Ken Rozich Insurance Agency.

Blythe was nominated by Rotarian Ken Rozich.

"Her greatest attribute is that she always goes above and beyond the call of duty and genuinely cares about the people she services while demonstrating integrity and high ethical standards," Rozich said.

Dawson was nominated by Rotarian Pat Hubbard.

"Although not in her job description, Bev helps in the finance department, food services, human resources and the superintendent's office," Hubbard said. "She even decorates the reception area with her own personal items so that it is a welcome place for visitors."

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In addition to their awards, Dawson and Blythe were presented with $100 checks to be donated to a charity of their choice. Dawson chose the Pythian Sisters and Blythe chose the Berkeley County Humane Society.

"The Vocational Service Awards are to recognize those deserving individuals in the community who strive for excellence in their field and show high ethical standards," said Rotarian Ruth Pritchard.

"The Vocational Service Award is given annually to an individual who exemplifies Rotary's pledge to 'Service Above Self' both through his or her occupation and within the community."

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