Chet and friends Putnam's Chet Marshall exchanges club banners with Houston's Rotary president George Elam (center) and immediate past-president Thomas Vann (right).<
Chet R. Marshall
Putnam past president visits Houston Rotary

September 9, 2010

Chet R. Marshall, Putnam Rotary's immediate past president, has battled his multiple myeloma in the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston during the past two years.

During that time, Marshall served as president of the Putnam club, and became a Paul Harris Fellow for the fifth time.

For that matter, Marshall made history by giving his inaugural message to Putnam Rotarians from the Rotary House near the hospital in Houston, Texas.

Today, "Papa Chet" visited the Houston Rotary Club, and exchanged club banners with the Texas group.

Marshall shared with the group his personal experiences at Rotary House which was built for cancer patents under treatment at the MD Anderson Center.

After his comments, an assistant district governor said, "God sent you here, God sent you here."

A club president in her district had just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

"You would be such an encouragement if you could talk with him," she said.

Putnam's own international speaker, author and consultant welcomed the opportunity to share personal testimonies with a fellow friend in the Rotary community.

The Rotary Club of Houston hosts a reception twice a month for patients and family members staying at the Rotary House.

Said Marshall, "That's how I met Tom Vann and other members of the club and was invited to speak to their club.

"Tom stayed in touch with me," he said. " It's one of the great things about being a Rotarian, you've got friends around the world, you haven't even met yet.


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