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May 1, 2012

Steven C. Bahls receives Modern Woodmen’s Community Service Award
Putnam Museum selected to receive $7,500 grant

Steven C. Bahls, Rock Island, president of Augustana College and community volunteer, will receive Modern Woodmen of America’s 2012 Community Service Award at a breakfast ceremony from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport. (Program begins promptly at 7:45 a.m.)

The fraternal financial services organization will honor Bahls for his volunteer leadership role in the Quad Cities.

About Steven C. Bahls
Bahls has served as president of Augustana College since 2003. Prior to joining Augustana, he was dean at Capital University Law School and associate dean and professor at the University of Montana School of Law. As both a certified public accountant and a lawyer, he also practiced corporate law with the Milwaukee law firm of Frisch, Dudek and Slattery.

An active Quad Cities leader, Bahls has served the community in a variety of ways since coming to the Quad Cities.
• Vice chair of the board, Putnam Museum.
• Secretary of the board, Quad City Symphony Orchestra.
• Past chair of the executive board, Illowa Council of Boy Scouts of America.
• Executive committee member, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.
• Board member, Genesis Health System.
• Former board chair of the Illinois Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.
• Past board member, United Way of the Quad Cities.

Bahls and his wife Jane have three children – Daniel, Timothy, Angela – and two grandchildren. They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moline.

About the Community Service Award
The Community Service Award is an annual award that includes a grant of $7,500 presented in the recipient’s name to a local charitable organization.

2012 award recipient will also receive an engraved Waterford crystal clock, representing his time and dedication to community volunteer service. Modern Woodmen initiated the award program in 1997 to help support local charities and encourage community involvement.
Selection is based on:
• Leadership in the community.
• Impact on quality of life.
• Long-term community service.
• Involvement in the business community.
• Encouragement of others to be active.

“The purpose of this award is to encourage volunteerism in the Quad Cities,” says W. Kenny Massey, president and CEO of Modern Woodmen. “That’s why we recognize local leaders like Steve. His work in the community encourages those around him to give back.”

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen of America touches lives and secures futures. The fraternal financial services organization offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

Securities offered through MWA Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Modern Woodmen of America. Member: FINRA, SIPC.

For additional information, contact Kim Woodward, Corporate Communications, (309) 793-5660

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