A Resolution Memorializing Stephen Thomas (S.T.) Womeldorf by the Hendersonville Rotary Club

WHEREAS, Stephen Thomas Womeldorf, affectionately known as S.T., was an esteemed and faithful member of the Hendersonville Rotary Club, serving in every capacity of leadership including President in 1994 and achieving perfect attendance for 26 years; and

WHEREAS, S.T. was also active and well known and highly respected in Rotary International committing both time and financial resources serving as Assistant District Governor and a major donor of multiple Paul Harris Fellows; and

WHEREAS, S.T.’s life was a living example of Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self” as exemplified by his participation in efforts to better the community and help those that are less fortunate such as the Student Exchange program, Guatemala Medical Mission Trip, Wheels in Motion program, Community Child Care Services and Second Harvest Food Bank; and

WHEREAS, S.T. was a devoted Christian serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as a loyal and active member of the Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon; and

WHEREAS, S.T. was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who always put his family first and provided a perfect example of a godly man that practiced his faith by loving his family and devoted his life to making his community a better place to live; and

WHEREAS, Only eternity will be able to measure his good works and the countless people that have been touched by S.T.’s life and while we mourn his passing we are thankful that we were able to experience his compassion for others and passion for living; so be it

RESOLVED, That the Hendersonville Rotary Club Board of Directors on this day of June 19, 2009 do hereby pass this Resolution and honor and celebrate the life of S.T. Womeldorf and seek to convey to his devoted wife of 48 years, Mrs. Mary Anna Womeldorf and his family our sympathies and condolences at the passing of  S.T. and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors authorizes and requests the Hendersonville Rotary Foundation establish an Annual S.T. Womeldorf Rotary Foundation Fellowship that will honor a member of the Hendersonville Rotary Club who best exemplifies S.T.’s commitment to the principles of Rotary with the initial annual aware of a Paul Harris Fellowship to be presented at the Annual Awards and Installation Banquet in June of 2010.