Throughout the year Rotary will profile out-standing Welland Rotarians, who have gone beyond the expectations of the Club and who have caused Welland Rotary to be known in far-off corners of the world. The focus of our profile this month is Vic Kerschl.
Vic has been an active Rotarian for over 40 years, serving twice as President of the Welland Club and several times as Assistant District Governor for South Niagara. He chaired Easter Seal Program for physically challenged children, a signature activity for Rotary at the time, as well as the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. He was presented with his first Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the highest award Rotary can bestow.
After his retirement from his position as Welland's Chief Administrative, he was able to represent Rotary internationally when he and his wife, Farida, took part in a Polio Inoculation program in India. He is still active in the Rotary Medallion program, honouring local graduating high school students. He is passionate about the future of the Welland Recreational Waterway and became involved in both the Canal Board and the Dragonboat Festival.
Other Community work includes past Chair of the Welland Hospital Foundation, past Chair of the Niagara College Foundation, active work on the Niagara Children Centre and Niagara Alzheimer's Society Boards.
He remains committed to Rotary and lives up to the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self."