There are Rotarians and then there are outstanding Rotarians like Karen Oakes. On October 9th, 2021, Karen a former banker and community volunteer died. She was a devoted, committed and it seem at times a tireless Rotarian. Here is a snapshot of her Rotary life:
"...member of the Rotary Club of Delhi since 1995, Delhi President (1999-2001), Chair of the District Permanent Fund (2004-2008), Recipient of the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service (2007), District Governor (2010-2011), District Foundation Chair (2012-2017), Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor, District Training Team member, Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation, Bequest Society member, current Zone Treasurer and Endowment/Major Gifts Advisor". 
As a Rotarian, we all strive to provide community service and to be volunteers whether in our backyard or around the world. Karen's absence from Norfolk Rotary will be noted. She was such an example of our motto.