Chamber Honors Boreup

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce 2015 Volunteer of the Year Rosalee Boreup, accompanied by husband Larry Boreup, laughs at Brad “Bo” Meyer’s roast during the banquet honoring her, held Monday, March 16.

By Alex Haglund

The Nashville Chamber of Commerce honored their Volunteer of the Year, Rosalee Boreup, with a banquet held on Monday, March 16, at the Nashville American Legion.

The evening began with a social hour and cocktails, followed by dinner, and then a “roast” of Boreup, headed up by emcee Brad “Bo” Meyer.

Meyer did indeed roast Boreup, telling tales of different funny moments in her life. However, Meyer spoke at length about Boreup’s accomplishments and character.

“Like most of you, Roe has had to do her volunteering in her spare time,” Meyer said. “Roe has worked hard.”

Meyer read off an exhaustive list of the different causes, businesses and efforts that Boreup had been involved in.

An idea of how many things Rosalee has done can be garnered just by the huge amount of work that she has done with her church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, where according to Meyer, she has, “take a deep breath: taught Sunday school, was Sunday school superintendent, on the church council, sang in the senior choir, and has been director of the children’s choir, church liturgist– did that just the other day. Oh gosh, what else? Confirmation teacher and mentor, senior high youth group leader, vacation Bible school teacher and coordinator, and assisted with wedding rehearsals, crafts, Dorcas Circle, Clear Ministry, Irvington Food Pantry, food stand at the DuBois Center Fall Festival, was southern Illinois conference ambassador for DuBois Center renovation projects, went on the Back Bay mission trip to Biloxi, Miss. to help rebuild after Katrina.”

“The world needs more people like Rosaelee,” Meyer said. “Roe will do anything for anybody. She’s honest, trustworthy, a great role model, an excellent mother and grandmother.”

For More, Please Read The March 25 Edition Of The Nashville News.

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