Wednesday, December 1, 2021
John McEvilly, the current President of the Rotary Club of McLean, says he came up with the idea of this award based on his own blue-collar background where he was raised on the north side of Chicago in a family of six kids.
“I started earning my own way starting at 10 years old delivering newspapers, and worked continuously for the next 63 years.”
McEvilly says he joined Rotary in 1994, and one of the things attracting him was the belief that by contributing our vocational talents we can help solve the problems of society and meet the needs of the community. “I finally had my chance when I became president of the McLean Rotary Club this past July and could direct my club to initiate a program that honors local people whose daily efforts where they work help make McLean a better place to live.”