Creswell Superstar of the Month Bev Rogers, right, and nominator Brenda Olson, pose for a photo with their superstar gifts at The Chronicle office. ERIN TIERNEY – THE CRESWELL CHRONICLE

Each month, The Chronicle and our friends at The Flower Basket & Gift Boutique will ask readers to choose someone in the community – young or old – that they feel makes Creswell shine. The Chronicle will then choose a ”superstar” based on those nominations and will surprise one of our local ”bleeding hearts” with a special gift.
For April, we’ve gratefully received a handful of submissions of do-gooders, but would like to honor Bev Rogers, advocate for mental health and and a caregiver to all around her in the Creswell community. Below is the submission we received from Brenda Olson, nominating Rogers:

Dr. Bev Rogers has lived in Creswell since January 1974, when she, her husband Frank and son Tim moved here because she had been hired as a staff psychiatrist in Eugene by Lane County Mental Health.
Bev practiced psychiatry in Eugene for approximately 30 years, 29 of those years in private practice. In addition to her practice, she was very active in efforts to assist impaired physicians in receiving needed medical care. After retiring from practice in 2001, she volunteered for 13 years as a consulting psychiatrist at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Eugene.
Bev has continued her caregiving efforts with our local Presbyterian Church. She is about to start her fifth year as a session member, chairs the Fellowship Committee and is currently co-leading her second grief support group at the church.
Her passion is church fellowship, as shown by the Fellowship Hour after church having progressed from cookies and coffee to a full lunch. She and her committee do a beautiful job decorating the Fellowship Hall with tablecloths and flowers. The food is delicious and helps bring about two-thirds of the church attendees to the Fellowship Hour.
Bev is also a very active member of the Creswell Presbyterian Women’s Association. She and her PW sisters sponsor the church’s annual Country Store, associated with the church’s annual Harvest Dinner. Bev and the other PW members sew and make crafts all year long for the Country Store. Bev loves sewing, and her joy of sewing tends to spill over onto the others. She also enjoys baking and candy-making and is in charge of the baked goods sale at the Country Store.
Bev also participates in the annual quilt raffle ticket sales which help fund missions. The Creswell PW fund devotes approximately $10,000 a year to missions, most of them local. Bev also helps organize and participates in the two PW rummage sales each year.
Perhaps one of the PW activities she enjoys the most is the PW annual play, usually performed in April. Bev so enjoys putting together her costumes and ”hamming it up,” and has an infectious sense of humor! The play performances, which reach out to the community, are another of the PW’s fundraisers.
I, like many others in Creswell, value Bev as a treasured friend. She is generous with her time and counsel, which she gladly volunteers. She has been supportive to many of her friends in difficult times. When needed, she accompanies many of us to medical appointments as our medical advocate. She truly loves her church family.
She values interfaith fellowship, as demonstrated by her and the Fellowship Committee working together with the Church of Christ in providing a noon meal for the volunteer workers for the Hope Restored project for the past two years.
For the past four years she and Raedelle Heckman have provided the refreshments for the Easter Son Rise service in the park, jointly sponsored by the Creswell Presbyterian Church and Creswell Church of Christ.
Bev values giving to others, as evidenced by her chairing the Presbyterian Church’s Love Fund, which assists those in need.
For several years, Bev has been a supporter of the Family Relief Nursery. She was supportive of Creswell starting a satellite nursery and for the past two years has been a planning committee member for the Creswell FRN Committee’s fundraising dinner.
For the above reasons, I believe Bev is a major contributor and supporter of our community and deserves our recognition and appreciation.

Creswell Shines is The Chronicle’s new monthly feature!
If you know someone who makes Creswell shine – young or old – make a nomination! Please email the name of your nominee, as well as your reasons why this person is a superstar to Erin Tierney at [email protected].
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