Congratulating Dr. Joseph Schrodtby Representative Rodney Davis
Posted on 2013-03-19
DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, every time I walk onto
this floor, it is such an honor and a privilege to be able to represent
the great citizens of central and southwestern Illinois, the citizens
that have given me this opportunity that humbles me every time we walk
through those doors and every time we are able to stand here in this
institution and offer what our visions for America are. There are vast
differences in our visions for America between many parties.
Fortunately, though, there are a lot of similarities and our
willingness to begin working together to craft a vision for America
that the hardworking taxpayers of this country want and deserve.
But another great honor that this institution allows is to actually honor [[Page H1575]] some of those hardworking taxpayers in our district on a regular basis. It gives us an opportunity to talk about the many things that those in our districts do on a regular basis. They don't ask for recognition; they just do it because it is the right thing to do.
And that's why today I stand here, Mr. Speaker. I want to congratulate Dr. Joseph Schrodt of Decatur, Illinois, for being honored by the American Medical Association for his 50-year anniversary of graduation from medical school. While Dr. Schrodt's dedication and commitment to the medical profession through the years is a tremendous accomplishment, I would be remiss if I didn't take this opportunity to also thank Dr. Schrodt for all he and his family have done for the entire Decatur area.
Dr. Schrodt's contributions to the area are too many to mention, but his advocacy and hard work on behalf of students and education is something we should all strive to emulate. Whether it was his time spent serving on the board of my alma mater, Millikin University and their board of trustees, or the Richland Community College Foundation Board, or he and his late wife Martha's work to see the health education wing at Richland Community College come to fruition, Dr. Schrodt's impact in the Decatur area will be felt for generations.
So I take this time today, Mr. Speaker, to offer my thanks to Dr. Schrodt and his family for all that they have done and all that they continue to do, and offer my heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Schrodt for this tremendous accomplishment.