The Brattleboro Rotary Club bestowed the "Norm Kuebler Four-Way Test Award" upon Robert "Woody" Woodworth at the club's weekly meeting on Jan. 18 at the Heart Rose Club.
The award honors the late Norm Kuebler, who was a past president of the club, a local businessman and a longtime community volunteer. Kuebler died unexpectedly at the age of 63 in April 2010. Kuebler was a strong proponent of Rotary International's code of ethics, called the "Four-Way Test," which asks, "Of the things we think, say, or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"
In this spirit, the Brattleboro Rotary Club recognizes a local business or person who best exemplifies these values.
"Woody volunteers widely, using his business expertise for the benefit of people in our community," said Rotarian Cheri Ann Brodhurst, as she presented the award. "His most recent contribution was to provide cleaning of, and repairs to, bicycles for the newest members of our-immigrants from Afghanistan."
"Locally, he has lent his business and leadership skills to a variety of the institutions that make civil society work." Brodhurst continued, "He chaired the boards of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the BUHS School Committee, and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce. He served on the BMH Quality and Patient Safety committee, Youth Services Diversion board, and the Windham County Regional Career Center board. For 31 years, as owner of Burrow's Specialized Sports, he was active in providing opportunities for youth to fulfill their community service requirements, as well as generously supporting local charities with gift certificates and advertising. He in every way, meets the 4-way test."
The Brattleboro Rotary Club, founded in 1950, is an active community service club of 70+ members who engage in community and human service projects both locally and internationally.
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