ALTON — Two Alton bankers were honored with the Paul Harris Fellows designation by the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club Monday, June 27, at the service organization’s annual meeting at the Atrium Hotel in Alton, and at the same meeting new officers were installed for the coming fiscal year.
Steve Thompson of CNB Bank and John Keller of Carrollton Bank, were honored for their service to the club and the Alton-Godfrey communities. The Rotary Club donated $1,000 for each Paul Harris Fellow to be given for the Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian and educational programs.
During the program Liz Parker, a Godfrey attorney, was installed as president from July 1 to June 30, 2016. Serving with her are Gary Ayers, retired from Lewis and Clark Community College, president-elect; Tom Hoechst, CNB Bank, secretary; and Jim White, retired nurseryman, treasurer.
New directors are Mitch Cannel of LogoIt Advertising Specialties, John Rain of Norton and Rain Insurance and Sam Stemm of WBGZ Radio.
Parker succeeds Alton attorney John Hopkins, who congratulated club members for their continuing service to the communities, most notably in 2015 for erecting a new pavilion in Haskell Park in Alton. The project cost approximately $15,000 and the funds were raised from pecan sales, the club’s annual Chili Chowdown and its annual golf tournament.