Posted by Michelle Stefan on Jan 09, 2013

Receiving certificates for ten years of service are from L to R: Jerean Walkling, Delia Stetter, Bob Stetter, Amanda Koubek, donor recruitment representative holding the certificates honoring St. Nicholas Catholic Church Parish Hall and Edith Bachelor who wasn’t present, Carol Cady, and Edith McCormick.

Imagine 4,200 pints of blood collected and 58 drives over the past 10 years. That big of a deal? When you consider that each pint of blood has the ability to save three lives, you can understand what a big deal it really is.

For the past 10 years, Bob Stetter, through the Rotary Club, has helped to organize and publicize the Red Cross Blood Drives that have been held at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church Parish Hall.

While Bob wears many hats and is a very active individual in the community, as well as with Rotary - he was even the District Governor - the old saying, behind every good man is a woman  is true. In this case, several. Also recognized for ten years of service for the  blood drives were: Jerean Walkling, Delia Stetter, Edith Bachelor, Edith McCormick, Carol Cady, as well as St. Nicholas Catholic Church for the donation of the use of their parish hall.

Donor Recruitment Representative Amanda Koubek said, “We’re really grateful for the work Bob has done for the Red Cross. His selflessness and dedication shown by him and volunteers is immeasurable. We wouldn’t be able to operate without people like Bob in our communities.  Every community should be as lucky to have a Bob!”

The new organizer will be announced at a later date.

Remember every time you donate blood, the life you save just might be your own.