The Kewaunee Rotary Club has selected Tim and Karen Treml to be this year’s “Persons of the Year.” The couple will be recognized and honored on April 30 at the annual banquet held at Beverly Gardens in Denmark.
Tickets are $30 each and available from any Rotary member, Novak Agency, and the Kewaunee offices of Nicolet Bank and Bank of Luxemburg.
The Tremls have been residents of Kewaunee County for the past 20 years.
Tim has been with Bank of Luxemburg for 22 years, starting his career there as an agricultural lender, then becoming the chief lending officer. In 2015 he was named the executive vice president, and on Jan. 1 of this year assumed the responsibilities of President of the Bank of Luxemburg.
He is an active volunteer in many local organizations including the Kewaunee Economic Development Corp. (KCEDC) board, where he currently serves as treasurer, East Shore Industries Golf Outing Committee, the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce, and Ducks Unlimited, and he was a former Luxemburg Rescue Squad member. Tim has also been an active member of Kewaunee County Buy Local. Tim works tirelessly to live the bank’s mission of making a positive impact on the community – as a result, he rarely declines a request to assist in a community need.
Karen has worked throughout Kewaunee County in the role as a speech/language pathologist (SLP). She served the Birth To Three Family Program throughout Kewaunee County and worked for the Algoma School District for eight years as an SLP. Her career in the Kewaunee School District began 13 years ago and took her on a different path as she worked as an SLP, director of special education, middle school principal and finally, in her current role as superintendent and director of special education.
She also enjoys serving on the Library Board for the City of Kewaunee, the Library Board for Kewaunee County and the Kewaunee County CST/CCS committee. Karen is a member of the Kewaunee Rotary and the Kewaunee Optimists. Karen is passionate about ensuring all students are afforded the best educational opportunities possible, and she has a very special place in her heart for the families of and students with special needs.
Tim and Karen have both received KCEDC’s Vocal Local Award and said they feel privileged to be able to give back to a community that has given so much to them and their family.