Steve Knott Paul Harris Fellow Buena Park Rotary Club
Steve and Frances Knott were Honored
Steve and Frances Knott were honored at the Buena Park Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, November 10th.
The luncheon was held in Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.
In recognition of their community service, Steve and Frances were presented with Buena Park Rotary’s Distinguished Community Service Award. Club President Christiane Salts and distinguished guests were on hand for the presentation.
Steve is the son of Russell Knott, who was Walter and Cordelia’s only son. Steve and his wife Frances Knott
are very active in the community providing scholarships and supporting higher education.
Frances is the founder of the Little Eagle Free and Native American Scholarship Program.
The Knott’s are active supporters of Cal-State Fullerton and Freedom’s Foundation of Valley Forge.
For many years, Russell and Milly Knott (Steve’s Dad and Mom), sponsored the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.
Milly, Steve and Frances are continuing the tradition: on November 18,
the 32nd annual breakfast will be held at the Knott’s Hotel.
In appreciation of the many years of dedicated service in the community, Rotary Club of Buena Park presented Steven Knott with a Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow. He joins many prestigious recipients of this honor.
The attendees included many Rotarians: former Mayors Tony Fonte and Patsy Marshall; newly-elected City Council members Miller OH and Dr. Elizabeth Swift; Centralia School District, Superintendent Dr. Diane Scheerhorn, Trustees Dennis Salts and Irv Trinkle, Club Treasurer and Garden Grove School District Trustee Dr. George West, Club Foundation Chair Shailesh Shah, Club Program Chair Baron Night, Past Club President Steve Chen, Rotaractors Carrie Salts and Carlos Franco.
The Reverend Douglas Scholten gave the Invocation, and Kathy Salazar was the speaker.
Representing Knott’s Berry Farm were Marty Keithley, Knott’s General Manager and Marta Armstrong,
his Executive Secretary; Don Prescott, Knott’s Resort Hotel General Manager; Kirk Real, 40-year Berry Market employee, and John Wray, Chicken Dinner Restaurant Manager.