Beverly Reiter receives Community Cornerstone Award
Beverly Ruth (Boswell) Reiter is CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award recipient in Winfield for August. In recognition of her service, CornerBank will contribute $100 toward the non-profit of her choice. She has selected the William Newton Hospital Ladies Auxiliary to receive the contribution. A reception honoring Reiter’s service was held Friday, August 30, in the CornerBank lobby, 900 Main.
Reiter is an avid volunteer for the William Newton Hospital Auxiliary, where she has been a member since 2004, President of the organization for three years, and Chair of the Scholarship Committee for four years. She has also served on the Cowley County Hospice Board (secretary).
Ms. Reiter is an Arkansas City High School graduate, attended college at Phillips University, and received a Masters Degree from Wichita State University. She received a Library Certification, as well. Her late husband, Scott Reiter, and Beverly were married in 1959 and were blessed with a daughter, Renee.
As a teacher, Reiter served several communities over the years: Winfield High School, Sunnyside, Udall, and Mulvane. She also served in several professional organizations including Winfield NEA (secretary), Cowley County Teachers Association (secretary), Mulvane NEA (Teacher of the Year in 1989 and secretary), American Association of University Women (secretary and president), and Delta Kappa Gama (Educational Society – president).
Beverly has been very involved with many agricultural organizations, as well, including Cowley County Cattle Women (secretary, treasurer, and president), Kansas CowBelles (state president in 1973), Kansas Wheat Hearts, and Kansas and Cowley County Farm Bureau. She also has served as an Advisor to the Farm Service Agency, Supervising Judge for general elections for Fairview and Rock, the Cowley County Rural Water District No. 7 (secretary and board member since inception), and Cooperettes (Udall Community Service Organization).
Beverly has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 52 years and served as their librarian for many of these years.
Reiter was selected for the award by the Community Cornerstone Award selection committee, which includes Betsy Drennan, Cindy Goertz, Larry Hahn, Mary Jarvis, Mildred Sherrard, and Leroy Wheeler. All are previous recipients of the Cornerstone Award. Volunteers are the cornerstones of healthy communities. They’re on your corner – the people next door. They’re in your corner – helping make our community stronger. The Community Cornerstone Award recognizes the time and effort of volunteers dedicated to serving people and enhancing the quality of life in Cowley County. If you know of a Cowley County resident who has shown servant leadership in community service, please contact Ev Bowman at 221.1650 or email@example.com for nomination guidelines.
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