By Sue Moore
Charlie Glaes was recognized by the Vicksburg Rotary Club for his long dedication and work with the Rotary Showboat. He started years ago, singing in the chorus, being part of great skits and a very popular featured soloist. Also, he was touted for his activities working with the club in many roles dealing with kids.
He was also recognized for his longtime commitment to the community as an education leader, dedicating his career to Vicksburg Schools from suspension room supervisor, elementary principal, middle school principal, assistant superintendent for curriculum to the last 14 years as superintendent. “It wasn’t a matter of performing his job, he gave it 120% and never lost sight of what was good for kids,” said Skip Knowles as he presented the award to Glaes. “He was involved in many venues supporting our schools and the education of our kids.”
The Paul Harris award is highest a Rotarian can receive. It is given annually to a member who best exemplifies the ideas of Rotary, “Service Above Self,” who has given outstanding service to Rotary and the community at large. Harris was the founder of Rotary in Chicago in 1905. The service organization has a membership of 1.2 million in 33,000 clubs in 200 countries worldwide.