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Garry and Zane Vokes to be Honored at Clive Citizen of the Year Banquet

Posted April 10, 2013 in Clive, Community Web Exclusives

On Monday April 22, the City of Clive, Clive Lions Club and Clive Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Annual Clive Citizen of the Year Banquet at Walnut Ridge at Clive Senior Community, 1701 Campus Drive.  During the Banquet, Garry and Zane Vokes will be honored as Clive’s 2012 Citizens of the Year.  The Banquet will start with a reception at 6:30pm, with dinner served at 7:15pm.  The program will follow dinner and Suku Radia, President & CEO of Bankers Trust, will be the featured speaker, along with the presentation of the Clive Citizen of the Year award to the Vokes.

Garry and Zane Vokes have lived in Clive for 27 years.  Garry is retired, following 39 years of service at the US Postal Service.  Zane taught at Southeast Polk High School for 24 years and still serves as a substitute teacher.  Over their 27 years in Clive the Vokes have been active in the community through their participation in the Clive Festival, Clive Cub and Boy Scout Troop #208, and as members of the Clive Lions Club were instrumental in the enhancement of the KidSight program where Clive Lions visit daycares and pre-schools to use a special camera to identify vision problems in children where early detection could be critical for their care.

The Clive Citizen of the Year recognition was initiated in 1979 by the Clive Community Development Association.  This year’s nomination process yielded nine nominations and the selection committee consisted of representatives from the City of Clive, Clive Lions Club and the Clive Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets to the Banquet are $28/person and those interested can RSVP by April 12 to and mail payment for the event to Clive Lions Club, 2085 NW 149th Street, Clive, IA 50325.

For more information on Clive Citizen of the Year please contact Clive Mayor and Clive Lions Club President Scott Cirksena at or (515) 223-6220.

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