On February 23, 2005, The Rotary Club of Marion, IL bestowed the club's
first Rotarian of the Year award on Wayne E. Tate, who bicycled
the entire Lewis & Clark route from Illinois to the Pacific Ocean to
raise funds for the Club's Centennial Project of 2005. He started his trip
on May 26, 2004 and completed the entire 3,254 miles on July 18, 2004.
Wayne endured physical
discomforts even the most avid camper would have avoided. Wayne served
as the President of the Rotary Club of Marion, IL in 1990-1991.
Tate's biographical sketch