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Shepherdstown Rotary Club honors Barron; two members

By Staff | Jul 8, 2016

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has given its highest award, the Paul Harris Award, to Dennis Barron, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Jefferson Security Bank. The award was presented at the club’s date weekly breakfast meeting at Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn on June 14.

Also receiving Paul Harris Awards at the same breakfast were two Shepherdstown Rotary Club members, Tom Miller and Terrance Anderson.

The Paul Harris Award is named for the individual who founded Rotary International in 1905, Paul Percy Harris (1868-1947).

The Shepherdstown Club periodically bestows this award on club and community members who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

The Club makes a $1,000 contribution from its own funds to the International Rotary organization’s charitable foundation on each awardee’s behalf.

This is the second major award Dennis Barron has received this spring. On April 2, the Mannahoac District of the Boy Scouts of America presented him with its 2016 Jefferson County Distinguished Citizen award.

This is also the second major award he has received from the Shepherdstown Rotary Club. The Club previously recognized Barron in 2010, when it presented him with its Vocational Service Award for that year.

Barron’s many other community awards and recognitions include a Citizen of the Year award from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and induction into the West Virginia 4-H Hall of Fame.

A native of Shepherdstown, Barron graduated from Shepherd University in 1973 and began working at Jefferson Security Bank in 1974. In his youth, he was an outstanding member of the Jefferson County 4-H, receiving that organization’s highest recognitions for young members, and he has remained very active in 4-H throughout his adult life, serving in many leadership positions. He has also been very active in many other community organizations, especially the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, where he has served as treasurer for the last 25 years.

Tom Miller is president of the Smallwood and Small insurance firm in Martinsburg. He is an Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow. He is a 22-year veteran of the Air National Guard, where he attained the rank of Major. A graduate of Shepherd University, he has been active in the Shepherd University Alumni Association and the Business Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi at Shepherd. He has also been active in the Shepherdstown Rotary Club and served as President during the 2014-2015 year.

Terrance Anderson is a Healthcare Recruiter for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, working out of the VA center in Martinsburg. He and his family moved to Shepherdstown six years ago. Before coming to this area, he completed 26 years of active duty with the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he was on multiple tours of duty in the Iran conflict and was assigned to the Marines for 12 of his active-duty years. He retired with a rank of Master Chief.

Anderson was born and raised in North Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Touro University International and a Masters in Public Health from Trident University International. He has been a Shepherdstown Rotary Club member since 2013 and currently chairs the club’s New Generations Committee.