Jun 142016

The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island celebrated in May the 100th birthday of C. Norman Reeves (photo attached), Rotary member since 1945 with the extraordinary record of 71 years of service with 100% attendance! Norm was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, on May 28, 1916. After graduating from the Wharton School of Business with a degree in Economics, Norm joined the family construction business, building churches, educational institutions, senior living complexes, and health care facilities. He also served his country in World War II as a base engineer at the Greenville Air Base in South Carolina, responsible for operation and maintenance of all plant facilities, roads and runways. A dedicated family man, Norm and his wife Maude (deceased) raised four daughters and one son, now with 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren (soon to be 12). Norm was inducted into the Abington Pennsylvania Rotary Club in 1945, the second of four generations in the family, and served as its President in 1950. He has attended 19 Rotary International Conventions around the world. While serving as a sergeant-at-arms in the 1946 Rotary International Convention in Atlantic City, he had the privilege of meeting Rotary Founder Paul Harris. He may well be the only living Rotarian to have had that experience. Upon retirement to South Carolina in 1992, Norm continued to develop and enhance his two life passions by continuing to share his faith (longtime Sunday school teacher) and to serve others. He joined the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island where he actively participates to this day in all club activities and service projects (as evidenced in the attached photo of his ringing the bell for the Salvation Army last Christmas). He regularly volunteers for the PGA Heritage Golf Tournament on Hilton Head and the club’s annual day of community service. Known for his sense of humor, Norm still does readings and comedy routines weekly at the Cypress Preston Health Center and at Memory Matters (a memory care center) on Hilton Head.




Reeves - Norm

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