A Standing ‘O’ for O’Neal

LS3P is pleased to congratulate W. Elliott O’Neal, Jr., BA, MRE, on 32 years of perfect attendance at the Wilmington Rotary Club. O’Neal was inducted into the club on June 26, 1984, and was sponsored by Charles H. Boney, Jr. O’Neal’s father, a Rotarian since 1944, encouraged his son to try and match his own seven year perfect attendance record, a responsibility which the younger O’Neal took very seriously.

In addition to earning the distinction of perfect attendance for over three decades, O’Neal has also served since 1995 as Secretary of the Wilmington Rotary Club, and since 2007 as Treasurer of the Rotary District which oversees 49 clubs. O’Neal embodies the Rotary’s call to “Service above Self,” and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 1993. He was presented the Rotary Club International Distinguished Service Award in 2011.

His latest distinction was presented to him on June 28th during the Annual Installation of the 2016-2017 Club President, Officers, and Board of Directors.  As the conclusion of the President’s speech on his plan for the upcoming year, the newly inducted president introduced to the Club the Rotary R.I.S.E. Award, which is the acronym for “Rotarian Inspiring Service and Excellence.”  O’Neal became the first recipient of this Award.  He was presented a RISE AWARD pin with a heart, signifying his “Rotary Heart” in all that he does.  O’Neal continues to be Secretary of his Club, a Board Member, and Treasurer of the District.

O’Neal, who serves as Director of Bidding and Contract Services for LS3P’s Wilmington office, has built a lifelong reputation for commitment and dedication. He joined Boney Architects, which merged with LS3P in 2005, as a new employee in 1966.

About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.