Georgetown and Sun City Rotary honored Louis Gibson on his 92nd birthday at the Estrella last month. The occasion included mardi gras beads, King cake, and friends and family who traveled from all over Texas and as far as Louisiana.
He enjoyed lunch with 75 friends and family (pictured) and received a certificate of appreciation for his engagement in and support for many organizations during his 20 years in Georgetown.
Gibson moved to Sun City in 2000 and, since then, has been a member of, President, or officer for the Sun City Theater, GIVE, COPS of Sun City, Shriners of Sun City, the Georgetown Alzheimer’s Project, Rotary, Faith in Action, the Palace Theater, the Worship Place Board of Trustees, and the Property and Grounds committee.
He also formed and certified, as a non-profit, the Special Friends organization at the Worship Place. Special Friends is a program that provides respite care, activities and fellowship for families dealing with memory loss.
Among the honors were many stories of his service; including gathering up kids all over Central Texas in need of medical treatments, driving them to Shriner’s Hospital in Houston, spending the day, and bringing them home.
Carolyn Holloway said, “I am happy to be here to honor him, but also for the many guests and family members who are joining us today.”
Many said they were glad to have gotten to know Lou through Rotary and to celebrate his special day.
“If you look into rotary and look in its heart, you’ll see Lou Gibson.” Rotary members donated to the monthly “Happy Bucks” fund in his honor and thanked him for his “infection inspiration” to the Special Friends program.
Adair Wolf presented a certificate of appreciation for his 16 years in Rotary and awarded him a lifetime membership in the Sun City club.