The Rotary Club of East Moline/Silvis has selected Bea Brasel of East Moline as Rotarian of the Year for 2012 because of her “exemplary” commitment to the club.

 Brasel, who joined Rotary in 2002, has served as the club’s Youth Exchange Officer, host to a foreign exchange student, served on a variety of committees and held various executive leadership positions, culminating in service as president for more than a year. She currently serves as the club’s web-site coordinator.

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She is a graduate of United Township High School and Western Illinois University and is employed by WQPT and Western Illinois University. She also has served on the East Moline Park Board, volunteered for Viva Quad-Cities and National Friends of Public Broadcasting.